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William Thomas "Tommy" Emmanuel AM (born 31 May 1955) is an Australian virtuoso guitarist and occasional singer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. In the May 2008 and 2010 issues of Guitar Player Magazine, he was named as "Best Acoustic Guitarist" in their readers' poll. In June 2010 Emmanuel was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Biography: Emmanuel was born in Australia in 1955. He received his first guitar in 1959 at age four, being taught by his mother to accompany her playing lap steel guitar. At the age of 7 he heard Chet Atkins on the radio. He vividly remembers this moment and says it greatly inspired him. By the age of 6, in 1961, he was a working professional musician. Recognizing the musical talents of Tommy and his brother Phil, their father created a family band, sold the family home and took his family on the road. With the family living in two station wagons, much...

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Discography

  • The Journey, 1993
  • Endless Road, 2004
  • Terra Firma, 1995
  • Center Stage, 2008
  • Classical Gas, 2003
  • The Best Selection
  • From Out of Nowhere, 1979
  • Only (Special Edition), 2000
  • Collaboration, 1998
  • Just Between Frets, 2009
  • Little by Little, 2011
  • Up From Down Under, 1987
  • Determination, 1992
  • The Great Tommy Emmanuel, 2004
  • All I Want for Christmas, 2011
  • Live One, 2001
  • The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World
  • Chet Lag, 2000
  • Dare to Be Different, 1990
  • The Journey Continues, 1993
  • Happy Hour, 2006
  • Initiation, 1995
  • Midnight Drive, 1997
  • The Very Best of Tommy Emmanuel, 2001
  • Only, 2002
  • Can't Get Enough, 1996
  • The Mystery, 2006
  • The Colonel & The Governor, 2013
  • All I Want For Christmas, 2011

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