Video Premiere: Tommy Emmanuel Feat. Jerry Douglas “Purple Haze”

February 12, 2018

Earlier today MerleFest announced the addition of Jerry Douglas and Tommy Emmanuel to the event’s 2018 lineup. To mark the occasion we offer this special version of Emmanuel performing Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” with special guest Douglas. The song appears on Emmanuel’s new album Accomplice One.

Emmanuel tells Relix, “I tried to think of a way of annoying bluegrass purists and my idea was to get Jerry Douglas to play ‘Purple Haze’ with me! This recording is one take and totally spontaneous. I’m still not sure if I followed him or if he followed me, but we both ended up in the same place – and then laughed about it. Jerry, to me, is a genius and has a beautiful attitude towards making music and I’m very grateful to have him as a friend.”