Tommy Emmanuel- Hit The Road Jack- Featuring Igor Presnyakov

Tommy Emmanuel- Hit The Road Jack- Performed duo style with guitar great Igor Presnyakov.

As you may already know, Tommy Emmanuel is considered by many people as the “heavyweight champion” of the acoustic guitar. Yea, of course there’s a lot of great guitarist in the world, but pound for pound as I call it- Tommy is able to do so much- master of many styles, fingerpicking, flatpicking, jazz, solo, country, rock, covers, pretty much you name it… he’s got it covered. And besides the incredible playing, his show is so entertaining. I’ve often said that we could open up a new site and just feature Tommy Emmanuel videos and never run out. He frequently performs all over the world and will invite guitarists to sit in with him during the show (it’s kind of a badge of honor to be asked to perform with Tommy, a sign of recognition that you are a great guitarists as well).

Here’s a video of Tommy performing “Hit The Road Jack” along with Russian guitar great  Igor Presnyakov, who became popular from doing YouTube videos back in 2007.

You probably already know a lot about Tommy (if not, check out some more of his best videos here at Acoustic Guitar Videos.. (this is page 3, and there’s a lot more..)

Here’s some bio material on Igor Presnvakov:

“Igor Presnyakov was Born in Moscow, Russia. He studied classical guitar at a nearby academy and eventually graduated both as a guitarist and a conductor for ensembles.
In the late ’70s he used to lead several hard-rock bands as a lead guitarist, vocalist and arranger. On that time he also played guitar in a big-band for several years. In 1991 he relocated to the Netherlands to start his solo career, which has now spanned over 20 years. Since he moved to Europe he started discovering fingerpicking and eventually created his unique acoustic guitar-style which is influenced by various musical genres. Igor is a contemporary guitar player, who arranges and composes in an orchestral way; combining percussion, bass, harmony and melody at the same time. His arrangements of popular songs bring a very interesting approach to the original compositions, giving them a totally new perspective and possibilities of the acoustic guitar.

Igor also sings in some of his works, where his artistic insight chooses the right moments for it, but mainly he skillfully translates the lyrics into a guitar melody, having his instrument sing the words. His popularity has risen since he first debuted on YouTube in 2007. Currently the videos uploaded by him have almost 240 million views, in addition to almost 650,000 subscribers. Igor has performed at several guitar festivals in Europe and is playing concerts all over the world. In the end of 2012 Igor recorded his latest album: IGGYFIED which has been released in 2013, it includes a selection of his finest covers and some originals works. Igor is officially endorsed by both Takamine guitars and Fender Amplification.”

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