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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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The Featured Artist for our October 24th "Classic Encore" is late acoustic guitar master PETE HUTTLINGER.
In addition to being an ace Nashville session player, Pete Huttlinger is one of the most musical and technically advanced acoustic guitarists of our time. In his hands, a flattop becomes a mini orchestra as he juggles a tune’s melody, harmony, bass lines, and even percussion. Since winning the 2000 National Fingerpick Guitar Championship, Huttlinger has been featured in Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Guitar, Guitar World Acoustic, Premier Guitar, and Fingerstyle Guitar magazines, and he has twice been invited to perform at Eric Clapton's prestigious Crossroads Festival.
Huttlinger's 2013 album — McGuire's Landing — consists of beautifully composed and arranged instrumental and vocal pieces, several featuring string accompaniment, as well as a short novel. In our exclusive interview, Huttlinger describes writing and recording McGuire's Landing, and explains how the music forms a soundtrack to his book. We'll hear selections from McGuire's Landing throughout the interview.
Eric Normand steps into our Player Spotlight with a track from his album Skinny Buddah. We'll hear his ringing electric guitar in the moody instrumental, "The Long Walk."
In our recurring Then & Now feature, we explore how great guitarists evolve musically and sonically over time. This week, we'll hear two songs from the great acoustic guitarist and songwriter, Bruce Cockburn. The first is from his 1976 album, In The Falling Dark. Then we'll fast-forward 35 years to his 2011 release, Small Source Of Comfort.
To round out the program, we'll hear Tony Joe White and Lucinda Williams perform a fiery duet, and also dig a set of songs that illustrate how magically a lead guitar can intertwine with female vocals. We'll start the journey in 1957 with the immortal Billie Holiday accompanied by Barney Kessel, and then settle back with Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Alison Krauss & Union Station with Dobro wizard Jerry Douglas, and Otis Taylor and Cassie Taylor with the late Gary Moore playing acoustic lead.
If you love eclectic guitar sounds, you won't want to miss this special program!
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 October Player Spotlight artist is THE HEART OF PLUTO featuring STEVE PEAVEY & SARAH WILFONG with their new CD, The Heart of Pluto. Click here to check them out.
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Feature article in Guitar Player magazine
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Visit the interview archives
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