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Maneli Jamal interview - Musikmesse 2017

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Tommy Emmanuel is an amazing Fingerpicking guitarist but he also plays very well the electric guitar who is a real phenomenon on stage. I had the opportunity to see him on stage at the New Morning in Paris (after we recorded an audio interview), he put out incredible show just him alone on stage with his guitar. So I was very curious to watch this "Music Gone Public" live DVD of him.

DVD teaser

What I enjoyed the most

  • The many pieces on the DVD
  • The quality of the images
  • The sequence in between the live parts
  • The interesting bonus

What I enjoyed the least

  • Nothing really


If you have already seen Tommy Emmanuel on stage, you will love this DVD which will make you relive the intensity of its performances on stage. If you haven't seen him yet, after watching the DVD you will feel the urge to get a ticket next time the Australian guitar virtuoso is around your town. Until the next article, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre. [s2If !current_user_can(access_s2member_level0)]
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Tommy Emmanuel – Music Gone Public DVD
Maneli Jamal interview - Fingerpicking rising star

Here's a Maneli Jamal (www.manelijamal.com) interview done Guitar in Hand with the iranian born musician now living in Toronto after an epic and long journey. it is through Shaï Sebbag that The Guitar Channel heard about Maneli as they had met during a guitar festival in Mexico. They hit it off so well that Shaï decided to help Maneli organizing a tour in France. It was during Maneli's stay in France that we did this 30min video interview at the worldwide intergalactic headquarters of the show (meaning, my home).

Tommy Emmanuel interview during the Montreal Jazz Festival

Tommy Emmanuel was part of the indoor programmation of the Montreal Jazz Festival, a great opportunity to record a video interview Guitar in Hand with this major musician of the fingerstyle community.

Tommy's website: www.tommyemmanuel.com
Tommy Emmanuel interview during the Montreal Jazz Festival

The Guitar Channel archive about Tommy Emmanuel
Back in 2009, The Guitar Channel was then only an audio podcast, I have the opportunity to meet and interview Tommy at the New Morning in Paris. He was the very first major non-French speaking guitar player I had on the show.

Here's Sungha Jung interview done during the latest Musikmesse in Frankfurt. Sungha was there on the Lakewood booth to promote his signature model and play a couple of shows in Germany.

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I love when it's possible to do an interview Guitar in Hand, so imagine when I had the opportunity to do one with a harp-guitar player, Muriel Anderson!