We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As a long time follower of Tommy Emmanuel, I came across this video a few weeks ago on Youtube. Tommy has been a big supporter of Richard Smith (who got to play with Chet Atkins as a kid in England). TE encourages and promotes many guitarists just as Chet did during his life. When you have TE praising your playing to the skies, like he does with Smith in this video, that is high praise indeed.
I've seen TE twice at Infinity Music Hall Norfolk, CT and once in Hartford. I'd recommend anyone who enjoys good, melodic well played guitar music to take in one of his shows when he plays near you. The next time I see that Richard Smith is playing nearby I plan to see him too. He's terrific as well.