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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 June 13th "Classic Encore" is DANNY KALB.
A founding member of the Blues Project, Danny Kalb was one of the pioneers of East Coast psychedelic guitar. Kalb's background was acoustic blues, but when he picked up an electric guitar in the mid '60s, he and his bandmates became a top draw in the exploding Greenwich Village scene with their blend of songs and extended improvisations. Along with the Grateful Dead, the Blues Project were the prototypical jam band and their legacy lives on today in the thriving jam-band scene.
In our exclusive interview, Kalb describes making his 2013 solo album, the double-CD Moving In Blue, and describes his early musical development and influences. We'll hear selections from Moving In Blue throughout the interview.
Ace blues guitarist and producer Dave Gross steps into our Player Spotlight with a song from his album Crawling The Walls. We'll hear a stirring solo acoustic track from his otherwise electric disc.
In our Back-to-Back segment, we compare two versions of Albert King's "The Hunter." First up is King's original 1967 recording, which was featured on the blues master's epic Born Under A Bad Sign. Then we move across the Atlantic to hear Free — with the mighty Paul Kossoff on guitar — and their 1968 interpretation.
To round out our program, we turn to fingerstyle wizard Bruce Cockburn, lap-slide virtuoso Ben Harper, and Tele-wrangler Bill Kirchen, and then explore the magic of steel guitar with both Cousin Harley's Paul Pigat and the great Gary Brandin.
To bask in an hour of handpicked music, intriguing conversation, and guitar lore you won't find anywhere else, please join us on-air or online. You'll dig it!
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 June Player Spotlight artist is DAVE ISAACS with his new EP, Late at Night. Click here to check him out.
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Feature article in Guitar Player magazine
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