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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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For our May 20th "Classic Encore," we present roots-music master DAVID BROMBERG in a July 2011 interview.
Few guitarists have credits that run as deep and wide as David Bromberg. He began his career in the 1960s playing guitar and Dobro for the likes of the Eagles, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jerry Garcia, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Link Wray and Jorma Kaukonen. When Bromberg launched his solo career with a self-titled album in 1971, George Harrison cowrote a song with Bromberg for this debut and even added his signature slide guitar to some tracks. Bromberg released several more acclaimed albums during the '70s and then abruptly quit the music business. After 17 years of silence, he emerged in 2007 with the Grammy-nominated Try Me One More Time, a comeback album that delighted fans and Bromberg's musical colleagues.
For his latest album, Use Me, Bromberg called in his chips and asked a handful of high-profile musicians, singers and songwriters to join him in different studios around the country. The premise was simple: Each guest would contribute a song, play or sing on it, and produce it, with Bromberg adding lead vocals and playing guitar or Dobro. This bold move yielded an adventurous mix of music featuring Vince Gill, Widespread Panic, Dr. John, Linda Ronstadt, Keb’ Mo’, Levon Helm, Los Lobos, Tim O’Brien and John Hiatt. The common thread uniting this stylistically diverse project is Bromberg's playing and singing. In our exclusive interview, Bromberg describes recording Use Me, and what it was like to work with such a stellar cast.
In this week's Back-to-Back segment, we compare two versions of "Little Rock Getaway" — a favorite of country pickers for decades. We'll first hear a version Chet Atkins recorded in the early ’50s and then listen to a 1967 version by Tele-wizard Jimmy Bryant.
Our Player Spotlight artist is Kyle Offidani, a young acoustic fingerpicker with something special to say with his flattop. We'll hear the title track from his debut CD, Always Home.
We'll round out the program with a soulful new track from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, a classic from Sonny Landreth and his soaring slide guitar, a harp-guitar duet featuring Muriel Anderson and John Doan and more.
Please join us on-air or online for an hour of handpicked music and compelling conversation. If you’re into guitar, you'll enjoy the ride!
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. Each 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 bass master DAVE POMEROY. 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.
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