We’ve had some great musicians join us in Studio B over the years during our special membership drive programming. Last year, Cowboy Jack Clement joined us during the airing of Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: Cowboy Jack Clement’s Home Movies. A couple of weeks ago, it was mandolin player extraordinaire Sam Bush during the broadcast of Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman. Today, it was none other than Tommy Emmanuel, who joined another extraordinary guitar player, John Knowles, in the studio in preparation for the Thursday night, July 16 encore broadcast of Tommy Emmanuel: Center Stage.
Both Emmanuel and Knowles are Certified Guitar Players (C.G.P.), an honor bestowed up them by the legendary Chet Atkins. Back when we first broadcast the Emmanuel special in June, I wrote about the synergy of having Knowles volunteer with us in the studio during the broadcast, so it’s a special treat to have both of them in the studio at the same time.
Tune in Thursday night, July 16 at 8:00 p.m.