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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 September 12th "Classic Encore" is Rock & Roll Hall of Famer NOKIE EDWARDS of THE VENTURES.
As lead guitarist with the Ventures, Nokie Edwards helped pioneer the sound of instrumental rock. In the early '60s, he and his bandmates brought electric guitar into the homes of legions of Americans who were just beginning to discover stereo LPs. The band's eclectic repertoire included movie and TV themes, surf tunes, and hot-rod and space-themed pieces featuring special effects. With albums sales of more than 110 million, the Ventures ultimately became the best-selling instrumental band of all time. In 2008, Edwards and his cohorts were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and they continue to play concerts in the US and abroad.
In our exclusive interview, Edwards talks about his 2013 album, Nokie Rocks The Ventures, and his custom HitchHiker guitars — instruments he designed. We'll also hear tracks from Nokie Rocks The Ventures throughout the feature.
The nimble fingerpicker Sean Weaver steps into our Player Spotlight with a track from his album Half Past Midnight. We'll hear him pay tribute to Chet Atkins with a swinging version of "Little Rock Getaway."
In our Back-to-Back segment, we compare two versions of "Autumn Leaves." We'll start with Eric Clapton's version of this jazz standard and then segue into an acoustic rendition by the amazing Julian Lage.
And that's not all: We have a sneak preview (at the time) of the title track from the 2013 album by the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Made Up Mind. Derek Trucks continues to push slide guitar into new realms, and you can be one of the first to hear his latest work.
If you're jonesing for fresh and unexpected sounds, please join us for an hour of guitar 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 month, we'll select a guitarist to feature. Visit our Spotlight page and send in your music!
THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT:
Our June Player Spotlight artist is DAVE ISAACS with his new EP, Late at Night. Click here to check him 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
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