#5. "RE: One for guitar buffs" In response to Paul D (Reply # 0) Sun Mar-19-17 05:46 AM by peterb
Thanks Paul. I just discovered him on P.B.S. a few weeks ago. I was just sitting here in awe. What was even more amazing was the fact that he plays an acoustic with the ease of an electric. I just couldn't believe that an Aussie could play that well. (Just pulling your chain Paul.)I didn't realize that he was an Aussie until I heard his accent in his YouTube videos.
#7. "RE: One for guitar buffs" In response to peterb (Reply # 5) Sun Mar-19-17 08:15 AM by Paul D
Tommy is one of only four Certified Guitar Players, a title bestowed by Chet Atkins on the best of the best in his esteemed opinion. The others are Jerry Reed, John Knowles and Steve Wariner (somehow he overlooked himself)
Tommy also has a brother Phil who plays mainly electric and is also top shelf, but chose not to follow the fulltime professional route. I was lucky to see them in concert together a few years ago - an absolutely stunning show. I doubt I've ever seen two musos enjoy themselves so much. It's notable that Tommy quite happily spends much of the concert playing rhythm to Phil's lead. There are literally dozens of YouTube videos of them performing together.