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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 as a Live Video Stream from a local Nashville-area venue. That should start sometime in early 2015. We are able to make these big changes because of you, the fans. You made us successful by accessing this website from 140 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, including 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 September 28th "Classic Encore" features an August 2010 interview with Australian guitar master JOE ROBINSON.
A protégé of Tommy Emmanuel, Joe Robinson hails from Australia, where he started playing guitar at an early age. Hearing this 19-year-old (at the time of the interview) fingerpicker is inspiring and humbling in equal measure. It's rare to encounter such musicality in any player, much less one who's still a teenager. In his short career, he has already won numerous contests in the US and Australia and drawn accolades from such guitarists as Steve Vai, Les Paul, Brent Mason, Lee Ritenour, Brad Paisley, Dweezil Zappa and Steve Cropper.
In our exclusive interview, Robinson details how he discovered the guitar and who inspires him to compose and play. We'll hear music from Time Jumpin', Robinson's first album.
In this week's Guest Interviewer segment, we'll hear an excerpt from a 2003 interview with Mike Campbell — who's best known as the lead guitarist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers — conducted by Matt Blackett, Associate Editor at Guitar Player magazine. In Blackett's interview, Campbell talks about recording American VI: Ain’t No Grave, the final album from Johnny Cash. Campbell joined producer Rick Rubin and fellow guitarists Smokey Hormel, Jonny Polonsky and Matt Sweeney to complete the music Cash had begun before his death.
And in our Player Spotlight feature, we introduce you to a guitarist who may be flying under your radar. This week, our spotlight shines on Sandro Albert, a Brazilian fingerstyle guitarist who studied with and draws inspiration from the late jazz great, Jimmy Wyble. We'll hear a track from Albert’s new quartet album, Vertical.
Of course, there's more: We'll hear great tunes from the twangy Pete Anderson, blues legend Freddie King, jump swing master Hollywood Fats, Dobro wizard Jerry Douglas, acoustic alchemist Harvey Reid, composer Jesse Harris and others.
Please join us online for an hour of exciting guitar sounds. If you're up for a musical adventure, you'll be glad you did!
THE ACOUSTIC JAM AT THE COMMODORE - Every Tuesday
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 SPOTLIGHT:
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.