Tommy Emmanuel: You Gotto Go See This Guy

There are so many musicians out there. So many shows you can go and see. But, I’ve got one for you, and I need to tell you that I rarely, rarely pass along an artist to say “You need to go see this guy.” But in this case, everyone who loves the guitar needs to go see this guy. It’s Tommy Emmanuel, and he’s coming to the McNair Studio of Bass Hall in Fort Worth, on Friday, February 10th.

Tommy is, quite simply, THE best guitar player I have personally seen, and quite possibly the best in the world today. I mean that in all seriousness.

Yet, I would bet many of us have never heard of the guy. Let’s put it this way….the legendary LES PAUL is a Tommy Emmanuel fan, and lists him as one of the three bests guitarists in the world.

Originally from Australia, I believe he now lives in Tennessee, having had the good sense to marry an American.


You can learn more about him here
You can learn more about the Bass show

Scroll down and click on the “tell me more” for a tasty little treat of Tommy’s work…it’s better than the soundclips you’ll get at Tommy’s website, because it’s an actual live cut…and yes, that’s him playing solo…

Again, as I said, very rarely do I pass something along like this.

If I could tie you all down, throw you in a van and make you go, I would….he’s THAT good…

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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