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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.
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For our October 5th "Classic Encore," we present a July 2012 interview with DEBBIE DAVIES.
Debbie Davies' parents were professional musicians, and she grew up listening to the big band jazz and R&B that was in their extensive record collection. But when the young Davies heard Eric Clapton's fiery solos on the Blues Breakers album — the debut by John Mayall and his ace band — she was hooked on loud electric guitar. Davies cut her teeth playing in blues and rock bands in the San Francisco area, and in 1984, she landed the lead guitar spot in Maggie Mayall and the Cadillacs, an all-female band led by John Mayall's wife. In 1988 Albert Collins invited Davies to join his band the Icebreakers, and for the next three years she was a featured guitarist performing behind one of the most innovative bluesmen of all time. During her tenure with Collins, she played on his 1991 Grammy-nominated Iceman. Over the years, Davies has shared the stage with such blues luminaries as Robert Cray, Koko Taylor, Duke Robillard, John Mayall, and Buddy Guy.
Davies released her first solo album, Picture This, in 1993, and since then has produced eleven solo recordings and two collaborative CDs — one with guitarists Tab Benoit and Kenny Neal, and another with guitarists Anson Funderburgh and Otis Grand. In our exclusive interview, Davies describes recording her new album, After The Fall, and takes us inside her creative process. We'll hear selections from After The Fall throughout the feature.
This week in our Back-to-Back segment, we compare two twangy interpretations of "Telstar," the instrumental classic originally recorded by the British band The Tornados in 1962. We'll hear a live 1965 performance by The Ventures, and then follow that with another concert version of the tune — this one by the inimitable Los Straitjackets.
Roots and blues guitarist Boy Wells steps into our Player Spotlight this week with "Tin Winter," from his album, Blue Skies Calling. This beautiful piece features both his crisp flatpicking and soaring electric lead lines.
To round out the program, we'll hear a new track from Tedeschi Trucks Band with Derek Trucks on slide, an amazing duet from two of the planet's finest flatpickers, Bryan Sutton and David Grier, pensive acoustic fingerpicking from Bruce Cockburn, deep twang from both Richard Bennett and the legendary Duane Eddy, and more.
Please join us for an hour of eclectic guitar and intriguing conversation you won't find anywhere else. Stream it or beam it: If you enjoy adventurous sounds, you'll be glad you did!
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 Singer/Songwriter/Guitarslinger BRIAN ASHLEY JONES. Click here to check him out.
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