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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 16th "Classic Encore" is ROBBEN FORD.
Fans of hot blues-rock guitar know that Robben Ford is one of the finest guitarists of our time. His deep connection to funk, soul, and jazz informs his bluesy playing, and when it comes to balancing feel and finesse, no one tops him. He has cut a string of amazing solo albums, yet has also backed some of the most cosmic musicians imaginable: Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Jimmy Witherspoon, and George Harrison. And that's just for starters ... his recorded catalog is vast.
In our exclusive interview, Ford explains how he made his latest solo record, Bringing It Back Home. We'll hear about his approach to songwriting and how he captures his magnificent tone in the studio. We'll listen to selections from Bringing It Back Home throughout the interview.
And this week, our Player Spotlight shines on John Driskell Hopkins & Balsam Range, with Dobro master Jerry Douglas adding his fiery slide to the mix. We'll hear a track from Daylight, the new album by Hopkins & Balsam Range.
This time out in our Back-to-Back segment, we get rowdy. Are you ready? We'll compare two versions of "Oh Well," written by the legendary British blues guitarist, Peter Green. First, we'll calibrate our ears with the single Green's Fleetwood Mac released in 1969. Following that, we'll hear the amazing Nashville-based duo, The Cold Stares, deliver their grinding version of Green's epic song.
To complete our program, Kelly Richey rocks our socks with the opening cut from her new album, and we'll explore two flavors of blues guitar courtesy of B.B. King and Kenny Burrell. To guide us into the ethers, the Soft Machine (with John Etheridge on lead), Angelo Badalamenti, and Mogwai offer their trance-inducing guitar sounds.
So hey ... please join us for an hour of eclectic, handpicked guitar music. If you dig adventurous sounds and conversation, you'll be glad you did!
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.
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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
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.