Neck and Neck Two generations of guitarists merge on this cleverly-titled album, with former Dire Straits virtuoso Mark Knopfler taking time off from scoring movies to join Chet Atkins, one of the fathers of electric guitar pickin'. And there's some mighty fine country pickin' on display here, with the duo joined by some of Nashville's all-time finest players, including the late, great Floyd Cramer, Mark O'Connor, Larry Londin, Vince Gill, and Steve Wariner. The material ranges from choice country covers (Doc Watson's "Poor Boy Blues," Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams") to rock 'n' roll ("Yakety Ax," a take on Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax"), jazz (Django Reinhardt's "Tears"), a Knopfler original, and even the old standard "I'll See You in My Dreams." It sounds like they had fun, too! --Bill Holdship
Brad Pailey won his first GRAMMY Award in 2008 for Best Country Instrumental Performance and he is believes in 'more music, less talk' with his 2008 album, Play, which promises to increase axes across the board, alongside some of the guitar world's great heroes. Featuring guest vocal and musical collaborations with B.B. King, Keith Urban, Steve Wariner, and Buck Owens.
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Import exclusive compilation for the country music & film star features 20 tracks. Highlights includes 'When You're Hot You're Hot', 'She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)', & 'East Bound & Down' (from 'Smokey & The Bandit').
Manufacturer: SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
Virtuoso guitar versions of 12 classic Beatles tunes including And I Love Her and Hard Day's Night . Features glowing liner notes by George Harrison, who writes that Atkins "adds harmonies and harmonics where you least expect them."
At 73, Chet Atkins teamed up with young Australian guitar picker Tommy Emmanuel, to produce a superb compilation of finger-pickin' music. Tip Toe Through the Bluegrass; News from the Outback; Dixie McGuire , plus more!