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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 July 27th "Classic Encore," we present a January 2012 interview with multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer STEVE DAWSON.
Listening to Dawson's latest album Nightshade, it's clear why the session wizard is one of Canada's most sought-after producers and musical collaborators. His songs offer a compelling blend of tight grooves and dark, haunted lyrics and his guitar sounds are varied and arresting. Whether Dawson is fretting gritty solos, playing burning bottleneck blues, laying down wicked Weissenborn licks or soaring on pedal steel, his timing, tone and dynamics are impeccable. Dawson draws on Duane Allman, Ry Cooder, Steve Cropper, Leo Kottke, Dominos-era Eric Clapton and the more pensive side of Jimi Hendrix to create a soulful guitar orchestra.
Dawson has nabbed seven Juno Awards for his solo albums and production work, and he received international acclaim for producing Things About Comin' My Way — a tribute to the Mississippi Sheiks that included Madeleine Peyroux, Bruce Cockburn, John Hammond and Bill Frisell.
In our exclusive interview, Dawson explains how he recorded Nightshade — his fifth solo album — and details his creative process. We'll hear selections from Nightshade throughout the feature and also learn about Dawson's fascination with the pedal steel.
In this week's Back-to-Back segment, we compare two versions of "Mystery Train," the song Elvis Presley made famous in 1955. We'll hear an instrumental version James Burton recorded in 1971 and then segue into a 1972 duet by Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins.
Each week in our Player Spotlight segment, we introduce you to a guitarist you may not have heard, but who deserves a listen. This week, our spotlight shines on jazz guitarist Rick Stone, who hails from New York City. We'll check out a track from his latest CD, Fractals.
We’ll also hear a new release from The Little Willies featuring Jim Campilongo on twangy Tele, trippy sounds from Black Dub, a soulful song from Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama and an atmospheric instrumental from Bryan Clark.
Please join us online for an hour of adventurous conversation and music!
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 2013 International Thumbpicking Champ DAN BANKHURST. Click here to check him out.
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Feature article in Guitar Player magazine
CLICK HERE to check out a great article on THE GUITAR SHOW WITH ANDY ELLIS in the March 2009 issue of Guitar Player magazine.
Visit the interview archives
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