When the esteemed Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel had a gig at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last year, he decided it might be best to capture the moment. This is, after all, a picker known for his unique fingerstyle and stunning complexity, and also for never putting on the same performance. The result is Live! At The Ryman, a live album, which came out in May. Recorded on February 27, 2016, the performance from this Grammy Award-winning guitarist is essential listening for those that appreciate intricate and at times mind-bending picking.
Luckily for us, Emmanuel’s performance was also recorded on video, and today Glide Magazine is excited to premiere his performance of the song “The Mystery”. The song is the title track off Emmanuel’s 2006 Grammy-nominated album of the same name. In the live setting “The Mystery” feels like a laid back instrumental folk tune, hopefully and forward-moving as Emmanuel adds flourishes along the way to spice it up.
Tommy Emmanuel’s Live! At the Ryman is out now via CPG Sounds. To hear more music, see tour dates, and order the album visit tommyemmanuel.com.
Track listing for LIVE! AT THE RYMAN:
Windy & Warm
Deep River Blues > Doc’s Guitar > Blue Smoke > Cannon Ball Rag
Saturday Night Shuffle > Nine Pound Hammer
Beatles Medley > Classical Gas
Sails (featuring Steve Wariner)
San Antonio Stroll (featuring John Knowles & Steve Wariner)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
I Still Can’t Say Goodbye
Workin’ Man Blues (featuring Steve Wariner)