Inspired by Nashville guitar legends Chet Atkins and Merle Travis, Emmanuel has achieved world-wide recognition for his complex finger-style acoustic guitar technique, captured magnificently on this recording. Among original songs are inventive arrangements of compositions by Travis, Doc Watson, Merle Haggard, in addition to Classical Gas, Over the Rainbow, and a Beatles medley that includes While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Emmanuel adds vocals here and there, while Nashville guitarists Steve Wariner and John Knowles make cameo appearances.
Live! At the Ryman is out now via Sony.