The Players Club is a new imprint from Mascot label Group. This label will be home to great and free spirited guitar music and jams. Imagine being in a cool, dark and sweaty club with a couple of great musicians about to start their set…
The first Players Club album is by none other than Tommy Emmanuel, who is a guitar hero to every other guitar hero around the world, and one of only five people named “Certified Guitar Player” by the legendary Chet Atkins.
His new album “Accomplice One” will be released on January 19, 2018. “Accomplice One” features an impressive list of some of today’s most respected performers, from across the musical spectrum, including Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Simo, David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Suzy Bogguss and many more.
This is an album for all types of Tommy Emmanuel fan–from longtime guitar aficionados who’ve followed his career for decades, to lovers of great songs and melodies who flock to Tommy’s shows for the emotional authenticity driving every performance.
Produced by Emmanuel–whom is distinguished as one of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP)–ACCOMPLICE ONE opens with “Deep River Blues” featuring Grammy-winning Americana raconteur Jason Isbell who says, “If you like guitar playing, it simply doesn’t get any better than Tommy.” Accomplice One is a testament to Emmanuel’s musical diversity, the range of expression that stretches from authentic country-blues to face-melting rock shredding, by way of tender and devastating pure song playing. The songs are a mix of new takes on indelible classics and brand new originals from Tommy and his collaborators.
Accomplice One, full of standouts, delivers a jaw-dropping rendition of “Purple Haze” with Dobro master Jerry Douglas that captures all the fire and energy of the Hendrix original as the two modern masters push each other to new heights with each raunchy slide and bend. “You Don’t Want to Get You One of Those,” showcases a sly vocal and acoustic duet with Dire Straits’ legend Mark Knopfler. “Djangology” is a gypsy jazz treat cut live in Havana, Cuba with Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo and “Rachel’s Lullaby” reunites TOMMY with Hawaiian ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro. The song, written for TOMMY’S youngest daughter, shows him continuing to find inspiration from an evergreen source–his love of his family.
Accomplice One will be the first album released on Players Club.
The Players Club, a new imprint from Mascot label Group. In addition to guitar-heavy labels like Provogue (blues), Mascot (rock/metal) and Music Theories Recordings (prog), this label will be home to great and free spirited guitar music and jams.
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1. Deep River Blues (feat. Jason Isbell)
2. Song And Dance Man (feat. Ricky Skaggs)
3. Saturday Night Shuffle (feat. Jorma Kaukonen & Pat Bergeson)
4. Wheelin’ & Dealin’ (feat. J.D. Simo & Charlie Cushman)
5. C-Jam Blues (feat. David Grisman & Bryan Sutton)
6. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (feat. J.D. Simo)
7. Borderline (feat. Amanda Shires)
8. You Don’t Want To Get You One Of Those (feat. Mark Knopfler)
9. Keepin’ It Reel (feat. Clive Carroll)
10. Looking Forward To The Past (feat. Rodney Crowell)
11. Purple Haze (feat. Jerry Douglas)
12. Rachel’s Lullaby (feat. Jake Shimabukuro)
13. Djangology (feat. Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo)
14. Watson Blues (feat. David Grisman & Bryan Sutton)
15. Tittle Tattle (feat. Jack Pearson)
16. The Duke’s Message (feat. Suzy Bogguss)
Check out the video for ‘Djangology’ here: