Beech Creek Studios
Had a question about the upcoming Tommy Emmanuel Christmas album, which we mentioned in passing last week. Well, Tommy's been pretty coy about the details (and, apparently, he changes the album's title daily), but we have heard the album will also feature the guitar of John Knowles, a little fiddle and mandolin from Aubrey Haynie, and a string quartet as well. Kim Person is serving as sound engineer. No official release date has been announced as yet. There was some information (such as it was) shared at CAAS 2011 (Chet Atkins Appreciation Society) and it was posted to YouTube, so we figured we'd share that with you (because it's funny!). Also Tommy and John Knowles played a handful of holiday tunes at the Chet Atkins tribute concert--"White Christmas", "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer", "Jingle Bells", "Winter Wonderland" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas"--which were also uploaded to YouTube. We'll share one of those here and you can go to YouTube for the others at your leisure. Register free at Tommy TV for an exclusive 10 minute video of Mr. Emmanuel on "The Endless Road" as he makes Christmas magic in August.
I love Christmas, music, and cats. What more do you need to know?