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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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The Featured Artist for our October 10th "Classic Encore" is fingerstyle master EARL KLUGH.
With his impeccable phrasing, rich tone, and deep sense of swing, Grammy Award-winning Earl Klugh merges the usually disparate worlds of jazz and classical guitar. It's rare to hear the American jazz repertoire interpreted on nylon-string guitar, but that's what Klugh has been doing since he was a boy.
Klugh's 2013 album, HandPicked, consists primarily of solo guitar performances, and in our exclusive interview he describes arranging and recording this masterpiece and how this music relates to his early training on piano. We'll hear selections from HandPicked throughout our feature.
Nashville-based harp guitarist Tom Shinness steps into our Player Spotlight with a track from his album Translucent Harp. We'll hear the title track from this sonically rich recording.
In our Then & Now feature, we explore how great guitarists evolve musically and sonically over time. This week, we'll hear two songs from the late blues pioneer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Lee Hooker. The first is his 1948 single, "Boogie Chillen'," which introduced the world to the swampy pulse of boogie-blues guitar. From there we'll fast-forward to 1991 and "This is Hip," a track Hooker recorded with slide guitarist Ry Cooder.
Sneak preview alert! In 2013, honky tonk and blues guitarist Pete Anderson had a new album — Birds Above Guitarland — coming out in about six weeks, and we'll groove with a cut from this soulful release that features Bekka Bramlett on vocals.
If you crave music that's a bit off the beaten path, please join us for an hour of guitar and conversation you won't hear anywhere else!
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 month, we'll select a guitarist to feature. Visit our Spotlight page and send in your music!
THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT:
Our October Player Spotlight artist is THE HEART OF PLUTO featuring STEVE PEAVEY & SARAH WILFONG with their new CD, The Heart of Pluto. Click here to check them out.
Visit Andy's blog
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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.
Visit the interview archives
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