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[Powderworks] tommy emmanuel = chet atkins

LLOYD_Ian@canon.com.au LLOYD_Ian@canon.com.au
Tue, 25 Jun 2002 11:14:38 +1000

Tommy & Phil both state Chet Atkins as their inspirations, so it's not surprising that you should
state that!

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tommy is very good indeed but credit creation of the two songs at once and supple fingerpicking  to
chet atkins.
chet invented the two songs at once as well as refined the merle "travis picking" technique to be
his own in the 1940's, for those who don't know. chet is now dead, 2001 and is considered one of the
top five most influential guitarists to live so far. also a little oil trivia...jim and martin both
have and use "chet atkin's country gentleman" model guitars.