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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 April 18th "Classic Encore" is COLIN LINDEN.
Slide guitarist Colin Linden juggles two careers — one as a solo artist and the other as a producer and ace sideman. He has produced more than 70 albums (including seven with Bruce Cockburn) and played on more than 300. Linden has accompanied Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, Lucinda Williams, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and his songs have been recorded by The Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Keb’ Mo’. Linden also appears in Down From The Mountain, the documentary and concert film featuring artists who created the music for the movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Linden’s 2013 solo album, Still Live, captures him leading a superb band through a rollicking set at Nashville's Douglas Corner Café. In our exclusive interview, which we recorded backstage before his gig at another Nashville night club, Linden talks about making Still Live and his approach to songwriting. We'll hear cuts from the album throughout the feature.
To stay with our "Live in Nashville" theme, we also interview blues guitarist and songwriter Mark Robinson backstage before he rocked a Music City crowd at his recent release party for his 2013 album, Have Axe—Will Groove. We'll hear one of the soulful tracks from this album performed live by Robinson and his ensemble when he took the stage right after the interview.
This week, Dewa Budjana — a guitarist from Bali who plays in Gigi, an Indonesian rock band with more than 20 albums and millions of record sales — steps into our Player Spotlight with a mesmerizing world-music instrumental from his 2013 solo album, Dawai in Paradise.
To round out the program, we'll hear the amazing bassist and vocalist Cassie Taylor backed by feral guitarist Steve Mignano, and melt into evocative instrumentals from Arborea, Tom Verlaine, and the experimental electronic guitar duo of David Daniell and Douglas McCombs.
We promise this: You'll discover new, unexpected sounds. If you enjoy guitar and crave sonic adventure, 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.
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Feature article in Guitar Player magazine
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