John Silliman Dodge

The Wild Australian

John Dodge
John Dodge



In the summer of 2012 I attended Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp in southern Ohio. Tommy Emmanuel was our teacher and guide for those four days and on the final day, we gathered into a song circle. I had been working on this instrumental piece, which Tommy really liked, and he suggested that I played it for the group. Later when it was finished, I named it in his honor.