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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.

  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 April 19th "Classic Encore," we present ambient and psych-folk guitarist BUCK CURRAN of Arborea in an April 2011 interview.


A husband-and-wife duo comprising Buck Curran on guitar and Shanti Curran on harmonium, banjo, ukulele and hammered dulcimer, Arborea blends elements of blues, Appalachian, classical Indian and traditional folk music to create haunting and often otherworldly sounds. Arborea has toured the US, UK and Europe, performing at festivals and concerts in Wales, England, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Switzerland. In addition to playing acoustic and electric fingerstyle and slide guitar, Buck is also a luthier who builds some of the instruments he plays. The duo shares writing, arranging, recording and production duties, and often tracks their music in a rustic mountain cabin in Maine.

Since 2006, the duo has released four albums: Wayfaring Summer, Arborea, House of Sticks and their 2011 full-length, Red Planet. In our exclusive interview, Buck explains how he and Shanti recorded Red Planet and describes his varied and unusual musical influences, which include jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, sitarist Nikhil Banerjee, Applachian banjo pioneer Hobart Smith and Jimi Hendrix.

In this week's Back-to-Back segment, we compare two versions of "Black Magic Woman." We'll hear Fleetwood Mac's original 1968 recording from the album English Rose, featuring the mighty Peter Green on lead guitar, and then segue into Santana's interpretation, which appeared on the band’s 1970 classic, Abraxas.

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 Marc Eric, a fiery Nashville-based rocker. We'll check out a track from his CD, Road Less Traveled.

We’ll also hear a sneak preview from Ben Harper’s new album, Give Till It's Gone, which is slated for release later this month, mysterious sounds from Tom Verlaine, a hip jazz standard from Toots Thielemans and more.

If you dig guitar, please join us online for an hour of adventurous conversation and music. You'll be glad you did!


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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. Each Friday, we'll select a guitarist to feature. Visit our Spotlight page and send in your music!

This week's Player Spotlight guitarist is blues master RICKEY GODFREY. Click here to check him out.


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Feature article in Guitar Player magazine

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