We're celebrating their 50th episode with guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy is an Australian icon with an enthusiastic international audience. Everyone who sees him play, knows they’re witnessing something special. His music is a rare mix of feel, emotion and technical ability, all delivered with energy and personality. He is a profound musician and a great guy.
The Don't Give Up Your Day Job podcast show is hosted by drummer Bobby Kennedy and guitarist Danny McCrum. Bobby was a founding member of Opshop, one of the most successful bands in New Zealand history. They topped the charts, toured the world and experienced all sides of the music industry. He’s also played for many other greats including Neil Finn and he currently tours with AutoMatic 80s. Danny is a solo artist and a session musician. He’s released three albums, he’s been a full time musician for over twelve years and he’s played support for numerous top artists including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Simple Minds, Bryan Ferry, Tommy Emmanuel, John Mayer and many more. He currently tours with a number of acts and runs a successful production company.
While on the road travelling between shows, Bobby and Danny discussed the idea of a documentary and podcast series that reveals what it's really like to be a modern creative professional. 'We thought what better way than to go straight to the source? So we’re simply recording conversations with those who are out there doing it.’ The resulting episodes are interesting, insightful, funny and free of outside agenda. They have spoken to a long list of stunning guests; musicians, actors, directors, comedians, animators, luthiers and producers from all over the world. Many have worked with some of the biggest names in show business.
Very early in Danny's career, he was invited to tour with Tommy Emmanuel. The experience had a profoundly positive impact on Danny and he quickly accepted the invitation to do it again. He toured with Tommy Emmanuel four times in total and on this episode they reunite to talk about Tommy’s life and career. ‘We had so many great conversations in vans, hotel bars and on planes and finally we recorded one!'
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