Tommy Emmanuel Accomplice OneWhen internationally acclaimed guitarist Tommy Emmanuel began preparations for his latest collaborative release, he was determined not to go the easy route by sending audio files around the world.

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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