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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 November 14th "Classic Encore" is blues, slide, and roots-rock guitarist LUTHER DICKINSON.
As the fretboard wizard for the North Mississippi Allstars, LUTHER DICKINSON pushes the boundaries of contemporary blues while keeping a firm grip on tradition. He and his brother Cody, who plays drums in NMA, were raised in a musical family. Their dad, fabled Memphis producer Jim Dickinson, schooled the brothers in the art of songwriting and recording, and from an early age Luther gained hands-on experience playing in Mississippi juke joints with the likes of Junior Kimbrough, Otha Turner, and R.L. Burnside. He also had a stint as lead guitarist with the Black Crowes and played on two of their recent albums, Warpaint and Before the Frost … Until the Freeze.
We talk about The North Mississippi Allstars 2013 album, the edgy and funky World Boogie Is Coming, and in our exclusive interview Dickinson describes recording the music, who inspired his guitar parts, and the role his brother Cody played in pushing the band into new sonic territories.
In our Then & Now segment, we explore how great guitarists evolve musically and sonically over time. This week, we'll hear two songs from the godfather of twangy electric guitar, Duane Eddy. The first is from his 1958 album, Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel, and the second is from his most recent disc, Road Trip, released in 2011.
We'll also pay tribute to the three Kings of the blues: Albert, Freddie, and, of course, B.B. We'll hear vintage tracks from 1967, 1969, and 1970. Classic vibe!
Please join us online for an hour of exciting music and probing conversation. If you dig eclectic guitar sounds, you'll be well rewarded!
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
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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