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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 May 2nd "Classic Encore" is ORIANTHI.
Carlos Santana describes Orianthi as a "seriously ass-whoopin'" player. Michael Jackson picked her as the lead guitarist for his This Is It concert series and YouTube footage of their rehearsals — shot just days before his death — is mind-blowing. So is Highly Strung, a video that features her dueling with Steve Vai in a white-knuckle, high-velocity duet. And she has her own PRS signature model electric ... clearly, this young guitar goddess is on a roll.
Orianthi's 2013 solo album, Heaven In This Hell, is full of grinding riffs, catchy 6-string hooks, searing solos, and big beats — stadium rock at its finest. In our exclusive interview, Orianthi explains how she tracked her guitars and wrote the songs for Heaven In This Hell, and describes her musical roots in Australia. We'll hear cuts from the album throughout the feature.
This week, Jason Elmore steps into our Player Spotlight with his band Hoodoo Witch to deliver a track from his 2013 album, Tell You What. Deep-fried boogie meets early Jeff Beck and Roy Buchanan in this punchy instrumental.
And in our Back-to-Back segment, we compare two versions of the Peter Gunn Theme, which earned composer Henry Mancini two Grammy Awards. First up is Duane Eddy's 1959 hit single, followed by a 1993 remake from the Hellecasters, a band that features three amazing guitarists — Jerry Donahue, John Jorgenson, and Will Ray.
To round out the program, we'll hear Derek Trucks play sizzling slide with Susan Tedeschi; Eric Bibb and Habib Koité merge Malian fingerpicking and American blues; and bluesman Otis Taylor accompany his daughter Cassie in a ballad that features the late Gary Moore on nylon-string. We'll close with an extended mix of atmospheric instrumentals from Jesse Harris, Steve Dawson, and Steve Tibbetts.
You're bound to discover new, unexpected sounds, so if you enjoy guitar, please join us online for an hour of music and conversation you won't find 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 other 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 LITTLE ALLEN LOOP. Click here to check them 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.