Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel - Accomplice One (10/10)

“You’re a badass, man,” quotes Jorma Kaukonen in reference to Tommy Emmanuel before they dive into the spirited, bluesy romp “Saturday Night Shuffle.” The Grammy-winning Aussie finger-style genius pits his guitar acumen in a series of duets with some of the best in the biz. Some of Emmanuel’s favorite musicians join him in 16 tracks of classic rock, blues and country. Standouts include Amanda Shires’ acoustic take on Ma- donna’s “Borderline,” Jerry Douglas’ bluegrass cover of Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” and the loose jam between Emmanuel and Nashville axeman J.D. Simo on “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.”

Score: 10 out of 10

Accomplice One
CGP Records
Producer: Tommy Emmanuel