Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel performs at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in sparkling solo acoustic performances.
We visit Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel who now makes his home in Nashville; Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner, the sisters of The Love Kitchen; and the turkeys at West Wind Farms.
Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians. In his new PBS special, Tommy takes center stage for a dazzling performance. The special showcases his unforgettable showmanship, flawless guitar skills and wide-ranging repertoire.
A master of the guitar, Emmanuel plays with an organic passion and ease. "I don't read any music, I play everything by ear," he says. "I've never had any formal training." It's hard to imagine, considering his complex finger picking technique is nearly impossible to keep up with. He plays with all ten of his fingers, the way a pianist would.
In Southeast Ohio, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, lies a guitar camp like none other. Fur Peace Ranch, owned and operated by Jorma and Vanessa Kaukonen, serves as both a venue for concerts hosting well-known musicians like G.E.Smith and Tommy Emmanuel, and as a unique opportunity to attend workshops and learn directly from those musicians.