Chet Atkins’ Certified Guitar Players
Tommy Emmanuel, John Knowles, and Steve Wariner share the distinction of being Certified Guitar Players, anointed by Chet Atkins himself. Here they sit down, for the first time, to discuss Atkins.
Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian fingerstyle guitarist virtuoso. He is known for his mastery of the instrument, incorporating percussive effects and more into his original compositions and covers. He began in his youth playing Chet Atkins-style Travis picking, and now incorporates a wide range of styles into his playing including blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass and rock.