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Tommy Emmanuel

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Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel performed in Aspen on January 29, 2013. He is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world.

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Tommy Emmanuel is a household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide.


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Tommy’s unique style – he calls it simply “finger style” – is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Tommy plays all that – and more – on one guitar.


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Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Emmanuel to try this “fingerpicker” style as a child. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel’s biggest fans.

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