He might not be the most famous guitarist in the world, but, man, I’m tellin’ ya—Tommy Emmanuel might just be the best.
All-around, that is. We all know Jeff Beck is tops when it comes to rock. (Especially since Jimi, Stevie Ray and Rory blues-shuffled off this mortal coil.)
But if you’re looking for an acoustic fingerstyle player who’ll blow you away, guaranteed, Tommy’s your guy.
Shoot, he was already mind-boggling when I interviewed him 20 years ago, before he played the Vogue on a Music West bill with Ali Farka Toure and Ben Harper.
He’s coming back to the Vogue on May 16, and the good news is you can still go. Tickets don’t go on sale until this Friday at 10 a.m.
If you’re still undecided, check out this clip of him playin’ one of my fave tunes from the movies.
If that’s not feelin’ it, I don’t know what is.