Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Re: Tommy Emmanuel = Chet Atkins

stephen.wood@stockford.net stephen.wood@stockford.net
Wed, 26 Jun 2002 09:14:19 +1000

As a huge tommy fan I have to agree that he is a truly amazing guitarist. I
have seen him several times and his shows are always incredible. He is also
a genuinely great bloke, he generally comes out after his gigs and chats
with his fans and signs autographs (I was lucky enough to get one).

Regarding chets influence on him, tommy makes no secret about the massive
influence that chet atkins had on his playing from day one. Infact a local
TV  channel (Melbourne, Aust.) ran a doco on chet last weekend and tommy
was one of the many musicians they interviewed.