Emmanuel Labor provides a personal, one-on-one setting in which not only music aficionados can enjoy performances of some of Tommys best-loved tunes, but also offers guitar players instruction by one of the worlds best. Tommy Emmanuel, fingerstyle master and performer, shares his personal insight and technique to sixteen tunes. Pieces shown include cuts from his albums Only, Endless Road and The Mystery. As a bonus feature on the DVD a few sections are slowed down, with no compromise in pitch or video, to better see the exact execution that Tommy uses. DVD length: 166 minutes.
About the Actor
Hailed by Chet Atkins as “Without a doubt, one of the greatest guitar players on the planet,” Tommy Emmanuel has electrified audiences from Steve Kaufman’s diminutive Palace Theater in Maryville, Tennessee to the closing ceremony of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Having concertized throughout much of the civilized world, this dynamic performer who, in his words “happens to be a pretty good guitarist,” made his way to the fabled competition in Winfield Kansas as a guest artist for the first time in 2000. Shortly before Tommy’s performances there, parking lot pickers were said to have ceased jamming and moved trance like in droves to a venue designed to hold perhaps 500, now packed with three times that number all to hear Tommy Emmanuel play an acoustic guitar! Although he has acted as a mentor to a dedicated few young guitarists in his native Australia, Tommy seems destined to make his mark performing on the world stage. His impeccable taste, flawless technique, and engaging personality have inspired fans and critics alike.