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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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For our August 24th "Classic Encore," we present a March 2012 interview with multi-instrumentalist BRYAN CLARK.
Ace multi-instrumentalist Bryan Clark plays guitar, Dobro, keyboards, steel, bass and percussion, and is also a gifted songwriter and arranger, a skilled recording engineer, and adventurous Nashville producer. His musical palette encompasses jazz, bluegrass, rock, orchestral strings, and Texas swing, and his lyrics reflect a deep affinity for poetry and literature.
Clark's 2012 album, Southern Intermission, is a swampy, rockin' tribute to the classic sounds of Sun, Stax, and Muscle Shoals. Recorded with his band The New Lyceum Players — which features Adam Fluhrer on second lead guitar — Southern Intermission explores the grooves, myths, and magic of the South. In our exclusive interview, Clark and Fluhrer describe recording their intertwined guitar parts, reveal their inspirations, and detail their guitars and gear.
In this week's Back-to-Back segment, we compare two versions of "The Train Kept a-Rollin'." First up is the groundbreaking 1956 single by Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'N Roll Trio, featuring the legendary Paul Burlison on lead guitar. Then The Yardbirds and Jeff Beck weigh in with their punchy rendition from 1965's Having a Rave Up.
Our Player Spotlight artist is Roman Miroshnichenko — a Russian virtuoso who plays a wide spectrum of contemporary jazz on nylon-string and electric guitars. We'll hear "Unforgiven" from his album Temptation.
Want more? How about some gospel blues from slide-guitar master Fred McDowell backed by The Hunter's Chapel Singers; a track from Michael Landau off his new album Organic Instrumentals; Harry Manx on mohan veena — an Indian lap slide guitar strung with sympathetically vibrating drone strings; and a soulful track from Peter Karp and Sue Foley from their new album Beyond the Crossroads. Eclectic? Yes. Satisfying? Indeed. If you’re into guitar, you'll enjoy the ride!
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 Singer and Jerry Reed's Daughter SEIDINA REED. Click here to check her 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
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