Bruce Cockburn and Rick Emmett are both Canadian guitar players, this youtube video is from 1981. You may be aware of Rick from his work with the band Triumph and his exposure through Gguitar Player magazine. Bruce Cockburn has been an acoustic guitar favourite of mine since the mid seventies, you may know him from his hit song Wondering Where the Lions Are and many years later, When a Tree Falls. Cockburn is one of the most respected acoustic guitar singer songwriters in the world, his technique is superb and at times a little unusual, his picking hand is very developed and he often calls on jazz chords instead of the standard country style of chords, it’s an interesting mix when you put all the pieces together.
This video is 27 years old, so you can image the development that has happened during that period. Rick plays a resonator guitar and Bruce a cutaway. In 1981 one there were not a lot of cutaways around. When I saw a Gurian cutaway in a music shop early the same year I just had to buy it on the spot because of the rarity and the ability gto get up the neck. These days they are everywhere but not always so. Many players take things for granted and do not realise the incredible development that has happened of the last thirty years in luthiery and amplification of acoustic instruments.