His “no remote” policy resulted in this wide-ranging, ambitious release of covers and originals, which feature Emmanuel trading licks and vocals with a diverse group of artists. He duets with dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas on Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze, is joined by singer Amanda Shires on a country ballad version of Madonna’s Borderline, and there’s a bluesy duet with Mark Knopfler. Other guests include Rodney Crowell, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Ricky Scaggs, and Jason Isbell.
Accomplice One is out January 19 via Sony.
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