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Adam Rafferty and Tommy Emmanuel – “Tenderly” – Helsinki, Finland April 3, 2009


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Greets friends! Vid with Tommy playing a gorgeous version of “Tenderly”. Tommy always says how much he loves the Chet Atkins & Lenny Breau version, & he always tells me to check it out!

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Author: Adam Rafferty

Adam Rafferty. Fingerstyle Guitarist. Recording and Concert Artist. Meditator. Philosopher. Lover of Groove.

18 thoughts on “Adam Rafferty and Tommy Emmanuel – “Tenderly” – Helsinki, Finland April 3, 2009

  1. Now, if that isn’t a duo 🙂 Absolutely superb!

  2. Really great Adam.
    I play guitar now for one year.

    you and Igor Presnyakov were an inspiration for me 🙂

    sorry for my bad english.

    I wish you all the best, Adam

  3. Congratulations! I’m sure will be a cherished memory for you!

  4. Quite possibly my all-time favorite YouTube video. Beautiful song, wonderfully played by two of my favorites.

  5. that was amazing

  6. Reminds me of the 1st time I saw you perform at B.B. King’s… Outstanding performance then and now by both of you.

  7. Hi Mr. Rafferty!

    I actually got more goosebumps hearing your solo than Tommy’s, and damn, this does not happen often, that one can impress me more than Mr. Emmanuel. 🙂

    Great music, thank you.

    Best regards from Germany,

  8. that was superb, my father was a jazz guitarist in the fifties, and while i play good guitar, its all james taylor stefan grossman with a little don mclean, playing that style you never learn the jazz chords and tecniques, but its jazz i now want to play so i guess i am gonna have to start working on it. love your style and those jazzy influences. recntly you inspired me to do a personal arrangement of overjoyed, which im quite pleased with, keep inspiring, your the man

  9. Wow, You are such a gifted player – what I would give to be able to play at your level!!

    Such depth, feeling, groove, the whole lot!!!

    People like you dont come around that often!!!

    I am such an admirer of your God given skills and really hope you will play in the UK some day.

    God bless,

  10. first time i’ve seen that vid.very sweet.played by my 2 favorites.

  11. Wow, this must be a dream … it sounds so beautiful … great 🙂

  12. Stunning performance. So fun to see Adam on stage with Tommy. Wish there was a live CD available from that show.

    Great job Adam!

  13. Stunning! Two humble masters playing with such taste and soul. I wish you and Tommy would record an albumn together. Also, You need to come and play in Athens Georgia.

  14. Hi Adam…just dropped by for a listen; never expected this…absolutely mesmerizing!
    Hope all is well with you; hope to catch you sometime in NYC when we visit Hilary.
    Dale Gardner

  15. Beautiful, slow, so we have time to hear everything that is beautiful about this duet. Thanks. Ray

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