The String Revolution and Tommy Emmanuel’s fans are cheering them on, because their instrumental arrangement of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” is nominated for a Grammy Award for best arrangement (instrumental or acapella).
The Australian-born superstar guitarist posted on his social media this past Friday, “So honored to get a Grammy® nomination with The String Revolution!!”
Musicians love working with The String Revolution, and this includes Grammy-nominated guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. The three guitarists-- Janet Robin, Markus Illko and Rober Luis – have gotten together to arrange another iconic song. This time it's “Folsom Prison Blues.” They tapped Grammy® winning producer (and Johnny Cash’s son), John Carter Cash to produce the song John heard the demo and was excited to be part of a project that reimagined his Dad’s song into a guitar instrumental.
THE STRING REVOLUTION JOINS FORCES WITH TOMMY EMMANUEL FOR AN EXHILARATING COVER OF THE JOHNNY CASH CLASSIC
The combination of guitar trio The String Revolution and Tommy Emmanuel join forces to create a match made in guitar heaven in recording and re-imagining the Johnny Cash classic “Folsom Prison Blues.” When approaching the recording of such a classic, The String Revolution wanted to feature the genius of Tommy Emmanuel in order to do the track justice.
TOMMY EMMANUEL And Billy Strings Join Forces For “Doc’s Guitar/Black Mountain Rag Featuring Billy Strings”
Coming off his singles/videos with Molly Tuttle (“White Freight Liner Blues”) and Little Feat/Sam Bush (“Cajun Girl”), Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist extraordinaire, composer and global touring artist TOMMY EMMANUEL has today (April 24) rolled out “Doc’s Guitar/Black Mountain Rag Featuring Billy Strings.” Watch TOMMY’s video with Grammy-winning artist Billy Strings—filmed by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard for Neighborhoods Apart at TuneSmith Studios outside of Nashville as the song was being recorded—HERE.
TOMMY EMMANUEL With Mike Dawes Share Stirring All-Instrumental Cover Of Sting’s Classic “Fields Of Gold”
“I always think like a singer when I play a Sting melody,” says acoustic guitarist extraordinaire TOMMY EMMANUEL, who today (August 4) releases his video for “Fields of Gold,” a stirring all-instrumental cover of the Sting gem he recorded with British acoustic guitar virtuoso Mike Dawes. The song is featured on the upcoming five-song EP from TOMMY with Dawes, ACCOMPLICE SERIES VOL. 3, due out September 23 on CGP SOUNDS.