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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Howard hughes, Jan 11, 2019.
it speaks for itself
Thanks for posting that. Tommy is one of the best players I’ve ever had the privilege to hear play. 15 years ago, I went to one of his clinics, in Oklahoma City. He’s a very fine human, full of joy and the best wishes for his fellow man. There were no printed materials handed out, but I took a lot of information from the hours spent at the clinic. Even more important, I came away very encouraged.
One thing I love about Tommy is his one man band concept. When I listened to Chet as a child (at roughly the same time as Tommy was doing the same thing halfway around the world) it struck me that the guitar was at its best when it was played solo, and Chet was the best of the breed, when it came to that style. Chet left us over 16 years ago, but Tommy is 63, as of this writing, and shows no sign of slowing down. I’ve had the privilege of watching his medley of Chet tunes from the front row and it was as great an experience as I’ve ever had. This guy is the real thing.
I love how Tommy broke down his one man band concept, and as a drummer, I especially liked what his did with his rhythmic talents.
Tommy is the BEST!!!
Thanks for sharing
It is my belief that we are all created with innate abilities and purpose. When we discover those gifts and operate within them, we realize our potential. Tommy is a man who lives his purpose.
I know that he is adamant about his playing. He has a unique ability to affect people via his playing and he is aware of that. A live album doesn’t convey what happens when Tommy is playing for an audience.
Edit to add: That is not to say that he is an egotist. From the limited times I’ve spoken to him he seems to be full of kindness towards all and a desire to share his gift.
Synchro , you couldn't have said it better . Those of you who know that my favorite originization is " Guitars 4 Vets " , Tommy Emanuel is one of the " Ambassadors " for the program as other guitarist are too . Although I'm not a veteran , I believe in the program very much . When I saw Tommy a few years back I thanked him for supporting the program ..... his handshake and the wink in his eye spoke volumes to me . Yea ... he's the real deal
You said it well, “he’s the real deal”. I’ve spoken to him on several occasions when I attended one of his concerts on a Saturday night, a clinic the next day and a second concert that night. He was so friendly, so down to earth and so good-hearted that I came away feeling that I’d met a very special person.
Big fan of Tommy E.. I think his gift is from God. A true master guitar player.
Thanks for sharing that. I need to practice more Chet stuff now. This was a very inspiring video
Great video, thanks for sharing!
I like how he explained how he does it all and only played parts of many songs..
He's one of a kind. A simple joy to listen to....so unique...and as he admits, was greatly influenced by Chet. I have 2 of his courses and am learning a lot of "boom chick" material from him. If you're new to this style of playing, I highly recommend him as a teacher, preferably in person (if you're lucky enough), but via electronic media otherwise.
these replies really brought a smile to my face! great stuff thanks a lot. i love the way tommy is full of positivity, as i said before positivity breeds positivity i am a true believer in that now. i just wish i could play that well!
What is NOT to LOVE about Tommy E? He's the greatest!
I just added some Tommy instructional material to my Amazon wish list. I have some Chet materials which have been a great source of information and inspiration.