Aussie guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is an absolute monster–he’s as close to “if it can be played, he can play it” as anyone I am aware of. He’s a master of both gobsmacking technique and performance persona, two things that rarely go together effectively.
And some of the songs are just breathtakingly lovely. This one sneaks up on me every time I hear it on Pandora–I’ve now lost count of the number of times I’ve gone to give it a thumbs-up, forgetting that I already have. That’s happened with a few other tunes, but nowhere nearly as often as this one.
Oh, to have been sitting in the control booth when he did that. Oi!
And then there is the magic of watching the man work: