ARTSBEAT MUSIC: World-renowned Australian “fingerstyle” acoustic guitarists Tommy Emmanuel, CGP, and Britain’s Martin Taylor, MBE, will release their highly anticipated collaboration album – The Colonel & The Governor – on Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings.
The new album coincides with the UK tour of the same name; The Colonel & The Governor, which will be coming to Chesterfield’s Winding Wheel on March 21.
The concept behind the acoustic duet album originated from a simple idea: find songs that Tommy and Martin love and come up with arrangements that could allow both of them to, as Tommy Emmanuel says, “fly their own our kites,” and have some fun playing together in the process.
Says Tommy: “During periods of heavy touring, we would send each other emails with song suggestions and mp3s of some of Martin’s rare recordings of some of the older guys likeEddie Lang, Django Reinhardt, Carl Kress and Charlie Christian. We also…
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