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William Thomas "Tommy" Emmanuel AM is an Australian acoustic guitar player, composer and singer born on May 31, 1955 in Muswellbrook (New South Wales, Australia), specializing in fingerpicking. He uses his incredible virtuosity to play a variety of genres: pop, folk, jazz, blues, boogie, rock. He also works the covers and medleys, for example Beatles (Lady Madonna, Day Tripper, John Lennon's Imagine). Well known for percussive effects that he inserts into his energetic yet subtle play, he nevertheless began as a session musician in many bands, and then forged a unique style of solo artist and produced albums and singles crowned with awards. In 2011, it was hosted in> instituted in 1976 by Australia's Tamton Radio 2TM> in northeastern North Wales. This Table lists all Australian and New Zealand musicians who have shaped the music landscape in a meaningful and sustainable way in the field of country music.
Having started learning guitar at age 4, he is a professional at age 5 in his parents' orchestra. At the age of 6 in 1961, he heard on Chet Atkins radio. He remembers this moment very clearly and said that he drew a lot of inspiration from it. In 1966 on the death of his father, he gives guitar lessons (he is 12 years old). Around this time he won a national competition which raises his notoriety.
His mastery of the guitar, his prodigious skill and exceptional contact with the public have earned him admirers all over the world, a reputation reinforced by the fact that he has never taken an academic course>
. He is known for his very technical style, but he himself does not take himself seriously, especially on stage. He does not hesitate to use and play with accessories (include battery brooms), for the greatest visual and acoustic pleasure of his fans. He is also a recognized percussion professional; he often uses the extraordinary possibilities of his guitar to create percussion effects that accompany his guitar playing. He travels the world giving an impressive amount of concerts. A few years ago, he did not hesitate to play in "small" rooms. He is appreciated just as much for his virtuosity as for his immense ability to communicate with his audience.