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Hosted by world-renowned guitar journalist, Andy Ellis, The Guitar Show with Andy Ellis interviews great guitarists from all over the world and goes off-the-beaten-path to play songs, new and old, that you wouldn't ordinarily hear on the radio.
Listen LIVE to THE GUITAR SHOW WITH ANDY ELLIS:
Every SUNDAY at 3:00pm EST / 2:00pm CST / Noon PST
on 1670AM Dewberry Jam Radio / San Antonio, TX and on the web at www.am1670.org.
We're in the process of preparing a syndication package and, hopefully, should be on many more stations in the months to come.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: For those of you looking for our broadcast on WRFN/Nashville, we are no longer on the station. We could not come to terms on a new season and have left the station. We're currently talking to other Nashville stations as well as others around the country to replace the time slots. In the meantime, please enjoy the show every Sunday on 1670AM/San Antonio as well as our more than 150 interviews online right here on theguitarshow.com.
In each program, we spend an hour venturing off the beaten path to explore inspiring sounds from great guitarists, past and present. The music encompasses a wide variety of styles and includes new releases as well as rare tracks from deep in the vault. We spotlight guitarists from around the world and also play exclusive, previously unheard interview clips from some of the greats of the guitar world. The goal is provide an eclectic, adventurous and musically satisfying listening experience.
Stay tuned for announcements of more stations joining The Guitar Show family
This week's show
The featured artist for our March 9th show is acoustic guitar master PETE HUTTLINGER.
In addition to being an ace Nashville session player, Huttlinger is one of the most musical and technically advanced acoustic guitarists of our time. In his hands, a flattop becomes a mini orchestra as he juggles a tune’s melody, harmony, bass lines, and even percussion. Since winning the 2000 National Fingerpick Guitar Championship, Huttlinger has been featured in Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Guitar, Guitar World Acoustic, Premier Guitar, and Fingerstyle Guitar magazines, and he has twice been invited to perform at Eric Clapton's prestigious Crossroads Festival.
Huttlinger's new album — McGuire's Landing — consists of beautifully composed and arranged instrumental and vocal pieces, several featuring string accompaniment, as well as a short novel. In our exclusive interview, Huttlinger describes writing and recording McGuire's Landing, and explains how the music forms a soundtrack to his book. We'll hear selections from McGuire's Landing throughout the interview.
Eric Normand steps into our Player Spotlight with a track from his album Skinny Buddah. We'll hear his ringing electric guitar in the moody instrumental, "The Long Walk."
In our recurring Then & Now feature, we explore how great guitarists evolve musically and sonically over time. This week, we'll hear two songs from the great acoustic guitarist and songwriter, Bruce Cockburn. The first is from his 1976 album, In The Falling Dark. Then we'll fast-forward 35 years to his most recent album, Small Source Of Comfort, released in 2011.
To round out the program, we'll hear Tony Joe White and Lucinda Williams perform a fiery duet, and also dig a set of songs that illustrate how magically a lead guitar can intertwine with female vocals. We'll start the journey in 1957 with the immortal Billie Holiday accompanied by Barney Kessel, and then settle back with Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Alison Krauss & Union Station with Dobro wizard Jerry Douglas, and Otis Taylor and Cassie Taylor with the late Gary Moore playing acoustic lead.
If you love eclectic guitar sounds, you won't want to miss this special program!
Click here for this week's show playlist (Full playlist is available on the day of the show)
THE JAM AT THE COMMODORE - Every Tuesday
Our BRAND NEW weekly jam night for our musician friends. Every Tuesday at 8:00pm we get together at the Commdoore Grille in Nashville to 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 week, we'll select a guitarist to feature. Visit our Spotlight page and send in your music!
Visit Andy's blog
CLICK HERE to check out THE GUITAR SHOW WITH ANDY ELLIS blog. It includes Andy's insights on doing the show and interviews, plus his thoughts about gear and all things guitar.
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
You can listen to all of the interviews featured on THE GUITAR SHOW WITH ANDY ELLIS broadcasts right here on our website with our streaming audio player. All interviews are posted the Monday after their original broadcast date. CLICK HERE to go to the Interviews page or select "Interviews" from the menu at the top of any page.