Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tuesday Tune - Tommy Emmanuel

Hello friends! Welcome to this week's #TuesdayTune post!

This week has been another busy one at our place so I have decided that today's post is going to be totally devoted to relaxation!

I am going to sit back with a cup of tea on a comfy chair and spend time relaxing and recharging my batteries!

If you have five minutes to spare I hope you can sit back and relax with me too!

Come in and make yourself at home....

Would you like to sit in the living room?

Have a seat on the comfy couch and let's take in the view...

Would you like to have some tea and cake!

Or if you'd prefer we can can sit by the pool and have a nice cool drink.

How about we listen to some music while we relax? I know a lovely guitar piece that you might enjoy. Have you heard of the Australian two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel?

"Tommy" Emmanuel is an Australian guitarist who received his first guitar in 1959 at the age of 4 and was taught by his mother to accompany her playing lap steel guitar. At the age of 7 he heard Chet Atkins on the radio and he became fascinated by Atkins’ musical style of playing bass with the thumb and melody parts with the first two or three fingers at the same time. Tommy's 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 of that on one guitar.

As a young man in Australia, Tommy wrote to his hero Chet Atkins in Nashville. Eventually Atkins replied with words of encouragement and a longstanding invitation to drop by to visit. In July 1999, at the 15th Annual Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention, Chet presented Tommy with a Certified Guitar Player award, an honor Atkins has bestowed on other guitarists. This award gains its fame from being bestowed by Atkins himself, a widely recognized leader in guitar music.

Throughout his career he has played with many other notable artists including, Eric Clapton, Sir George Martin, Air Supply, John Denver, Les Paul and Doc Watson. Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins, Les Paul, and Joe Satriani all say that he is the best they have ever heard! Source

I hope you enjoy listening to the very relaxing tune, "Angelina" from his 2002 album Endless Road.

Ahhh....now that was relaxing!

Have you ever posted songs on your blog? I love listening to all kinds of music and I absolutely love listening to the music that my blogging friends from all over the world share on their blogs. Please leave a comment below if you have shared some music on your blog and I will come and check it out!

Thank you my dear bloggy friends, for spending time with me today. I feel so relaxed now and I hope that you do too!

See you on Saturday for the Say G'day Saturday Linky Party!

Best wishes for a fabulous week,

Natasha In Oz 

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