Went to see Tommy Emmanuel perform today. This is a photo of THE guitar, which I took with my cell phone camera during the intermission. Photos were not permitted during the show. I had a front-row-center seat, and I was close enough to damned near read the hands on his watch. As was the case the last time I saw him live, I was completely blown away.
Listening to the pre-show chatter among audience members, I’d concluded that probably three-quarters of the audience was comprised of guitar players (at least those, such as I, who, after hearing Tommy play, are embarrassed to call themselves “guitar players”). My suspicions were confirmed when I quickly looked around during the show to see much of the audience looking positively slackjawed by the guitar wizardry that was taking place on stage.
If he returns next year, I’ll be there.