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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.

  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 a new weekly show as a Live Video Stream from a local Nashville-area venue.  That should start sometime in the Summer of 2014.  We are able to make these big changes because of you, the fans.  You made us successful by accessing this website from over 135 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, starting with the monthly
Nashville New Acoustic, on the first Wednesday of every month, at Douglas Corner in Nashville.  NNA will feature world-renowned acoustic guitarists alongside great newcomers.  And we'll be taping it to pitch as a future television show.  Click here to check out these and all of our live shows.



Our July 27th "Classic Encore" features inteviews with CLIVE CARROLL and BRIAN SETZER.


Described by Acoustic Guitar magazine as "probably the best and most original young acoustic guitar player and composer in Britain," Clive Carroll is a brilliant player with an eclectic musical palette. He scores films, does sessions in London, and is equally at home playing fingerstyle or wielding a flatpick. In the same concert, he'll perform lute tunes from the 1500s and create soundscapes with a Loop Station pedal.

Carroll got his first break when John Renbourn the legendary British acoustic guitarist and founding member of Pentangle took him on tour for two years and introduced him to fans of acoustic and traditional music across Europe and US. Tommy Emmanuel did the same, expanding Carroll's audience to Australia, as well as the US and UK. (YouTube videos of Emmanuel and Carroll playing together are must-see items for guitar nuts of all persuasions.)

In our exclusive interview, Carroll talks about his music and describes recording his latest album, Life In Colour. We'll accompany the interview segments with selections from this album.

This week, we'll also go backstage with Brian Setzer to hear excerpts from a 1998 interview recorded in the green room at the NBC television studios in New York City, just before the Brian Setzer Orchestra taped its July 15 performance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Our weekly Player Spotlight segment features a guitarist who may be flying under your radar. This week, our spotlight shines on Matthew Stubbs and his new album, Medford & Main.

And, as always, we'll hear an eclectic assortment of music from superb guitarists including Ben Harper, Lonnie Johnson and Eddie Lang, Peter Green and Danny Kirwan with Otis Spann, Ken Hatfield, Stochelo Rosenberg, Tom Verlaine and more.

Tune in online for an hour of entertaining sounds and guitar talk!


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Our WEEKLY JAM NIGHT for our musician friends. Every Tuesday at 8:00pm we get together at the Commdoore Grille 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 week, we'll select a guitarist to feature. Visit our Spotlight page and send in your music!

This week's Player Spotlight guitarist is RICKEY GODFREY. Click here to check him 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.