I can’t believe that I’ve been around this long and only heard of Tommy Emmanuel last night. My buddy Mike, the Computer Maven, emailed me a link to one of this Aussie guitar wizard’s You Tube videos, asking if I had ever heard of him. I opened up the link and spent the next hour listening to various performances, each one more jaw-dropping than the next.
In one of the videos, Emmanuel takes questions from the audience. One of the questioners asked about the percussion he adds to many of his tunes by scraping and smacking his guitar. He revealed that he is also a drummer and demonstrated some of his technique.
You can see his percussion skills full blown in his performance of Mombasa.
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