The Colonel & The Governor

Martin Taylor & Tommy Emmanuel

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About the Album

The concept behind this acoustic duet album was to find songs that Tommy and Martin both love and come up with arrangements that allowed both of them to (in the words of Tommy) “fly their own our kites".

Multi-award winning guitarist Martin Taylor dazzles audiences with his solo shows, combining virtuosity, emotion, humor, and a strong stage presence. Recognized as the world’s foremost expert of solo-finger style, Taylor's guitar-playing is admired and imitated by guitarists all over the world.

Needing no introduction, Tommy Emmanuel is highly regarded for his complex and amazing fingerstyle guitar playing.  Voted Best Acoustic Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers Poll for 2008 and 2010 and one of the only recipients of the title Certified Guitar Player from Chet Atkins, the Grammy-nominated master guitarist tours the world relentlessly, sharing his talent and delivering incredible performances to sold out crowds on a nightly basis.

Track Listing

  • I Won't Last a Day Without You
  • Jersey Bounce
  • Bernie's Tune
  • A Smooth One
  • True
  • Heat Wave
  • One Day
  • Lullaby of Birdland
  • The Nearness of You
  • Down at Cocomo's
  • The Fair Haired Child
  • Secret Love
  • Wonderful Baby
  • I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free

Press Reviews

"For lovers of jazz guitar this is probably a must-have.." -

"The Colonel & The Governor made me smile a lot. My personal favorite track was “Down to Cocomo’s,” as it exudes such an energetic feel-good aura of spiraling interconnected sounds. But that’s true for the majority of the album, so do yourself a favor and listen to the whole thing as soon as you can." - Blues Rock Review

"When two great soloists decide to make a record together sometimes something magical happens – and that’s certainly the case with The Colonel And The Governor, the new CD from Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor." - Acoustic Magazine