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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 a new weekly show as a Live Video Stream from a local Nashville-area venue.  That should start sometime in late 2014.  We are able to make these big changes because of you, the fans.  You made us successful by accessing this website from over 135 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, starting with the monthly
Nashville New Acoustic, on the first Wednesday of every month, at Douglas Corner in Nashville.  NNA will feature world-renowned acoustic guitarists alongside great newcomers.  And we'll be taping it to pitch as a future television show.  Click here to check out these and all of our live shows.



Our August 24th "Classic Encore" features 2009 interviews with COLIN LINDEN and BEN HARPER.


Slide guitarist Colin Linden juggles two careers — one as a solo artist and the other as a producer and sideman. He has produced 70 albums (including seven with Bruce Cockburn) and played on more than 300. Linden has accompanied Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and his songs have been recorded by The Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Keb’ Mo’. Linden also appears in Down From The Mountain, the documentary and concert film featuring artists who created the music for the movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou?

At the time of this show's airing, Linden had recorded ten solo albums, including his recent From The Water. In our exclusive interview, he talks about making From The Water and his work as a producer. We'll hear cuts from the album, as well as a Bruce Cockburn track Linden produced.

This week, Ben Harper tells a story about recording Diamonds On The Inside in the legendary Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, and what it's like to make music surrounded by the ghosts of Bob Marley, Janis Joplin and the many other greats who recorded landmark albums in the studio. We'll also hear a track from Diamonds On The Inside.

And our Player Spotlight shines on Mark Goldenberg, who has played lead guitar for Jackson Browne since 1994, and whose songs have been recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Chicago, the Pointer Sisters, Natalie Imbruglia and other stellar artists. We'll hear a track from his fingerstyle acoustic album, Mark Goldenberg.

The music, as always, is eclectic in this week's program. We'll hear vintage Mark Knopfler with Dire Straits, classic blues from Born Under A Bad Sign by Albert King, a churning — and unusual — electric track from Jerry Douglas with Alison Krauss on vocals, two great ’50s guitar instrumentals from Hank Garland and Billy Mure's Supersonic Guitars, an incredible acoustic 12-string piece by Harvey Reid, sultry samba from Charlie Byrd with tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, atmospheric space-rock from Explosions In The Sky and more.

To bask in an hour of handpicked music, intriguing conversation and guitar lore you won't find anywhere else, tune in online. You'll dig it!


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Our WEEKLY JAM NIGHT for our musician friends. Every Tuesday at 8:00pm we get together at the Commdoore Grille 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 week, we'll select a guitarist to feature. Visit our Spotlight page and send in your music!

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


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. CLICK HERE to go to the Interviews page or select "Interviews" from the menu at the top of any page.