Esteemed Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and performer TOMMY EMMANUEL today (1/5) released the official music video for “Djangology” featuring Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, from his upcoming ACCOMPLICE ONE collaborations album due out January 19. The “Djangology” track and video, recorded live in Havana, Cuba at Abdala Studios, showcases EMMANUEL, Vignola and Raniolo giving a musical tip-of-the-hat to jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Click here to watch the video.
“In 2016 I did a guitar camp in Havana, Cuba with Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo,” says EMMANUEL. “We worked up an arrangement of this famous Django Reinhardt song. We took all our guitar students to Abdala Studio to witness the recording as part of their education. You wouldn’t know it but there were over 80 people sitting quietly in the room as we recorded this track live. A big thanks to Frank and Vinny for bringing this beautiful song to my attention. That studio is where so many great Cuban recordings where made including the Buena Vista Social Club records.”
Vignola adds: “Tommy is very curious and eager to learn new songs. When I played ‘Djangology’ for him, he fell in love with it. Tommy is a complete musician. Although he doesn’t need anyone else, he certainly is a fabulous accompanist. A real professional.”
For the month of January, TOMMY EMMANUEL is being spotlighted by The Bluegrass Situation as their “Artist of the Month” alongside an in-depth feature interview. Click here to read the piece which explores ACCOMPLICE ONE (via CGP Sounds and distributed by Thirty Tigers). The 16-track collaborative album featuring guest artists such as Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, J.D. Simo, Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman and more.
Pre-orders for the new album are available now and will come with instant grat tracks, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay” featuring J.D. Simo, “Borderline” featuring Amanda Shires and “Looking Forward To The Past” featuring Rodney Crowell in addition to the aforementioned “Djangology.” For physical formats, the CD is available here and vinylhere. For digital, visit iTunes here.
Rolling Stone Country partnered up with EMMANUEL to premiere “Borderline” featuring Amanda Shires, the moving roots-infused rendition of the Madonna classic, with Jon Freeman noting: “The danceable groove is time-shifted to a lilting waltz, with Shires’ plaintive fiddle replacing the bubbly synthesizer hook. Shires’ vocal performance, with harmonies from Emmanuel, adds a touch of vulnerability to the lyrics…” Click here to watch the official “Borderline” music video featuring EMMANUEL and Shires, which was filmed at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, TN and directed by Joshua Britt & Neilson Hubbard with Neighborhoods Apart.
The western-themed music video for “Looking Forward To The Past” featuring Rodney Crowell premiered with No Depression (11/30), subsequently after American Songwriter debuted the audio (11/21).
Produced by EMMANUEL–whom is distinguished as one of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP)—ACCOMPLICE ONE opens with “Deep River Blues” featuring Grammy-winning Americana raconteur Jason Isbell who says, “If you like guitar playing, it simply doesn’t get any better than Tommy.” The songs on ACCOMPLICE ONE are a mix of new takes on indelible classics and brand new originals from TOMMY and his collaborators.
The road warrior has an extensive touring itinerary already confirmed through April, with more dates being added. On select upcoming tour dates, EMMANUEL will be joined by ACCOMPLICE ONE special guests such as J.D. Simo, Rodney Crowell, Amanda Shires and Suzy Boggus. See all upcoming tour dates here, which include stops in San Francisco, Sacramento, Malibu, San Diego, Boston,New York City,Philadelphia,Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Orlando, Buffalo and many others.
TRACK LISTING FOR ACCOMPLICE ONE:
“Deep River Blues” with Jason Isbell
“Song and Dance Man” with Ricky Skaggs
“Saturday Night Shuffle” with Jorma Kaukonen & Pat Bergeson
“Wheelin’ & Dealin'”withJ.D. Simo & Charlie Cushman
“C-Jam Blues” withDavid Grisman & Bryan Sutton
“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay” with J.D. Simo
“Borderline” with Amanda Shires
“You Don’t Want To Get You One Of Those” with Mark Knopfler