Immigrants of the week : Tommy Emmanuel

by Greg Siskind

Immigrant of the Day: Tommy Emmanuel - Musician

The American Immigration Council recently released the names of the honorees for this year's American Heritage Awards. As the program will be in Nashville, it's appropriate that the honorees are all musicians.  One of those being honored is Australian guitarest Tommy Emmanuel. In 2008 and 2010, readers of Guitar Player magazine named him the best accoustical guitar player in the world.

For a treat, here is Emmanuel performing Classical Gas in concert:


About The Author

Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna *** laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at

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