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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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And lots of live shows coming up in Nashville and beyond.
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Our January 2nd "Classic Encore" is a tribute to legendary steel guitarist BUDDY EMMONS.
We pay tribute to the legendary pedal steel guitarist BUDDY EMMONS with a special 1-hour program. We'll listen to tracks from the 2013 album, The Big E — A Salute To Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons, and interview STEVE FISHELL, who produced this epic release. In addition to being a record producer, Fishell is himself an accomplished steel player who for years has played with Emmylou Harris.
For The Big E, Fishell enlisted some of the world's finest steel players to perform songs and instrumentals that Emmons originally recorded or wrote. Emmons has retired from music and no longer plays pedal steel, but the group of steelers Fishell assembled have all been deeply influenced by Emmons' playing, as well as his pioneering contributions to the instrument's design.
In our exclusive interview, Fishell explains why Emmons is so important to pedal steel guitar and describes in detail the impact he has had on the development of the instrument.
We'll also hear tracks from The Big E throughout the program and listen to steel masters Doug Jernigan, Gary Carter, Randle Currie, Norm Hamlet, Buck Reid, and Dan Dugmore pay musical homage to Emmons. We'll hear songs featuring Raul Malo, Emmylou Harris, Duane Eddy, and Rodney Crowell, as well as a classic Judy Collins song from 1968 that introduced Emmons to a generation of fans from outside country music. And as a special treat, we'll hear Emmons play a haunting 7-minute arrangement of Canon In D Major by Johann Pachelbel.
If you love pedal steel and want to know more about the instrument's history, please join us online for this very special edition of The Guitar Show!
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 month, we'll select a guitarist to feature. Visit our Spotlight page and send in your music!
THIS MONTH'S SPOTLIGHT:
Our January Player Spotlight artist is prog rockers THE TRAVIS LARSON BAND with their latest CD, Anicca. Click here to check them out.
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Feature article in Guitar Player magazine
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