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Hosted by world-renowned guitar journalist, Andy Ellis, The Guitar Show with Andy Ellis features interviews with great guitarists of all genres from all over the world.
LOTS OF CHANGES COMING UP!!! For the first five years, we presented our show on radio stations across the United States who made the show available throughout the world via their local broadcasts and Internet links. Starting in April 2014, we're taking all of our new audio interviews direct to web. We're also working on creating an exciting new show that should start sometime in late 2015. We are able to make these big changes because of you, the fans. You made us successful by regularly accessing this website from over 145 countries and all 50 states and we thank you for that!
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For our November 23rd "Classic Encore," we present an October 2012 interview with DARRELL SCOTT.
Darrell Scott is one of Nashville's musical treasures. He's a superb multi-instrumentalist who also happens to be a hit songwriter — an exceedingly rare combination. When Robert Plant formed Band of Joy in 2010, he tapped Scott to add vocals and play guitar, mandolin, accordion, pedal steel, and banjo. Scott has collaborated with such bluegrass, country, and Americana heavyweights as Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Sam Bush, Joan Baez, Jim Lauderdale, Randy Travis, and Tim O'Brien. The Dixie Chicks had a massive hit with Scott's "Long Time Gone," and Brad Paisley's cover of Scott's "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" closed the final episode of the first season of the TV drama Justified. Scott won the Americana Music Association's 2007 Song of the Year award with "Hank William's Ghost," and in 2011 his album A Crooked Road topped the Country Album category in The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards.
In 2012, Scott had two new albums, a live concert recording with bluegrass and country multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien called We're Usually A Lot Better Than This and Long Ride Home — a studio record that features him on pedal steel, among other instruments. In our exclusive interview Scott describes his approach to songwriting and takes us behind the scenes of making these albums. During the feature, we'll also hear selections from both releases.
This week our Player Spotlight shines on Alberto Milani, a progressive jazz guitarist from Italy. We'll listen to a track off his 2012 album, Stories By The Bridge.
In our Back-to-Back segment, we'll compare two renditions of "Trouble No More," both recorded live in 1971. We'll hear Muddy Waters perform the blues classic at Washington University and then listen to the Allman Brothers rock the Fillmore East with their interpretation.
We'll also pay tribute to Bonnie Raitt with a pair of songs covering different eras of her career: "I'm in the Mood," a duet she recorded in 1989 with the legendary John Lee Hooker and then the title track from her 1977 album, Sweet Forgiveness.
Lots more guitar too! We'll check out a track off the 2012 album by acoustic fingerstyle master Ed Gerhard, groove with a cut from 7-string jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter, and let Carolyn Wonderland rock our world.
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THE ACOUSTIC JAM AT THE COMMODORE - Every Tuesday
Our WEEKLY ACOUSTIC JAM NIGHT for our musician friends. Every Tuesday at 8:00pm we get together at the Commodore Grille at the Holiday Inn/Vanderbilt in Nashville for an unplugged, acoustic jam, mixing and matching genres and players into some interesting combinations. It's becoming a great Nashville hang for some pretty great musicians. Whether you're a player or not, you should come and check it out. CLICK HERE for more information and our schedule.
The Guitar Show's player spotlight
GUITARISTS: We're looking for the unheard and the underheard talent of the guitar world. If you're one of those, CLICK HERE to find out about being featured on THE GUITAR SHOW'S PLAYER SPOTLIGHT. Every other Friday, we'll select a guitarist to feature. Visit our Spotlight page and send in your music!
THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT:
This week's Player Spotlight artist is 15-year-old Thumbpicking Champ PARKER HASTINGS. Click here to check him out.
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Feature article in Guitar Player magazine
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