On the 27th Nov I was one of the lucky few who had a Meet and Greet with the worlds best acoustic guitarist Tommy Emannuel. One hour before the gig at the Waterfront myself and nine other's meet the great man. Some of the boys had there Avalon's signed' another guy who had just bought he's Maton 808 artist for Â£700 on ebay was also there with a titanic smile on his face his smile grew even larger when Tommy signed it.
But I must say what a lovely man he is, he chated to us all giving tips about this and that, I told him about my new CD in the making www.myspace.com/michaeldickinson1-
you can hear four of the songs on my page although they need to be recorded again before going onto the CD---So what a night we had, we where warmed up by Tommy's support act a very talented lady from Nashvile Pamela Rose who blew us away with her beautiful voice and songs that came from her soul. Her acoustic guitar playing was mellow and magic and the sound in the waterfront was heavenly.Sitting in the second row I still could read the name on the top of her guitar but it sounded first class. In the intermission I bought her CD and got my photo took with her "I even stole a kiss" naughty boy.
Then came Tommy Emannuel like a hurricane from down under, one can assume that this man was given he's gift from God, he's not the world's greatest singer but he is the world's best acoustic Picker. On my way home I thought "what a night" I opened a bottle of wine and sat in my kitchen playing my Avalon and thinking I was right not to bring it along to get signed by Tommy I like it just the way it is. But as I sat playing I refected on my chat with Tommy --when I told him I played an Avalon he said "GREAT GUITAR GREAT GUITAR! I will upload some pic's of the great night soon.