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Hosted by world-renowned guitar journalist, Andy Ellis, The Guitar Show with Andy Ellis interviews great guitarists from all over the world and goes off-the-beaten-path to play songs, new and old, that you wouldn't ordinarily hear on the radio.
Listen LIVE to THE GUITAR SHOW WITH ANDY ELLIS:
Every SUNDAY at 3:00pm EST / 2:00pm CST / Noon PST
on 1670AM Dewberry Jam Radio / San Antonio, TX and on the web at www.am1670.org.
We're in the process of preparing a syndication package and, hopefully, should be on many more stations in the months to come.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: For those of you looking for our broadcast on WRFN/Nashville, we are no longer on the station. We could not come to terms on a new season and have left the station. We're currently talking to other Nashville stations as well as others around the country to replace the time slots. In the meantime, please enjoy the show on 1670AM/San Antonio on Sunday's.
In each program, we spend an hour venturing off the beaten path to explore inspiring sounds from great guitarists, past and present. The music encompasses a wide variety of styles and includes new releases as well as rare tracks from deep in the vault. We spotlight guitarists from around the world and also play exclusive, previously unheard interview clips from some of the greats of the guitar world. The goal is provide an eclectic, adventurous and musically satisfying listening experience.
Stay tuned for announcements of more stations joining The Guitar Show family
This week's show
For our December 15th show, we start off our three week year-end tribute show presentation by paying tribute to the legendary pedal steel guitarist BUDDY EMMONS with an encore of our special one-hour program. We'll listen to tracks from the new album, The Big E — A Salute To Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons, and interview STEVE FISHELL, who produced this epic release. In addition to being a record producer, Fishell is himself an accomplished steel player who for years has played with Emmylou Harris.
For The Big E, Fishell enlisted some of the world's finest steel players to perform songs and instrumentals that Emmons originally recorded or wrote. Emmons has retired from music and no longer plays pedal steel, but the group of steelers Fishell assembled have all been deeply influenced by Emmons' playing, as well as his pioneering contributions to the instrument's design.
In our exclusive interview, Fishell explains why Emmons is so important to pedal steel guitar and describes in detail the impact he has had on the development of the instrument.
We'll also hear tracks from The Big E throughout the program and listen to steel masters Doug Jernigan, Gary Carter, Randle Currie, Norm Hamlet, Buck Reid, and Dan Dugmore pay musical homage to Emmons. We'll hear songs featuring Raul Malo, Emmylou Harris, Duane Eddy, and Rodney Crowell, as well as a classic Judy Collins song from 1968 that introduced Emmons to a generation of fans from outside country music. And as a special treat, we'll hear Emmons play a haunting 7-minute arrangement of Canon In D Major by Johann Pachelbel.
If you love pedal steel and want to know more about the instrument's history, please join us online for this very special edition of The Guitar Show!
Click here for this week's show playlist (Full playlist is available on the day of the show)
THE JAM AT THE COMMODORE - Every Tuesday
Our BRAND NEW weekly jam night for our musician friends. Every Tuesday at 8:00pm we get together at the Commdoore Grille in Nashville to 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!
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. All interviews are posted the Monday after their original broadcast date. CLICK HERE to go to the Interviews page or select "Interviews" from the menu at the top of any page.