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Now there are FOUR great times to listen LIVE to THE GUITAR SHOW WITH ANDY ELLIS:
Every Thursday at 11:00pm EST / 10:00pm CST and the following Sunday at 10:00am EST / 9:00am CST on 107.1FM WRFN Radio Free Nashville and on the web at www.radiofreenashville.org.
Every Saturday at 1:00pm EST / Noon CST and the following Tuesday at 10:00pm EST / 9:00pm CST on 1670AM Dewberry Jam Radio / San Antonio, TX and on the web at www.am1670.org.
We're in the process of preparing a syndication package and, hopefully, should be on many more stations in the months to come.
In each program, we spend an hour venturing off the beaten path to explore inspiring sounds from great guitarists, past and present. The music encompasses a wide variety of styles and includes new releases as well as rare tracks from deep in the vault. We spotlight guitarists from around the world and also play exclusive, previously unheard interview clips from some of the greats of the guitar world. The goal is provide an eclectic, adventurous and musically satisfying listening experience.
Stay tuned for announcements of more stations joining The Guitar Show family
This week's show
OUR SHOW WEEK STARTS ON THURSDAY,
SO NEW SHOWS WILL BE BROADCAST ON THURSDAY
AND REBROADCAST ON SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND TUESDAY
The featured artist for our June 13th show is JON HERINGTON.
Jon Herington is one of the very rare guitarists who has the skill and savvy to accompany top artists in the studio and onstage, and then turn around and deliver personal, fully formed music as a solo artist. Herington plays lead guitar for Steely Dan and The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue (featuring Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs, and Michael McDonald). His credits include Bette Midler, Phoebe Snow, Madeleine Peyroux, jazz saxophonist Bill Evans, and jazz/blues organ great Jack McDuff.
Herington's new album, Time On My Hands, is a superb blend of canny songwriting, blazing guitar, and compelling arrangements. In our exclusive interview, he takes us deep into his creative process and describes how he got his cool guitar sounds. We'll hear selections from Time On My Hands throughout the interview.
The soulful, sultry Kirsten Thien steps into our Player Spotlight with a song from her new album Live From The Meisenfrei Blues Club. She plays hot guitar and sings like an angel. You'll dig her version of Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around And Fell In Love."
In our Back-to-Back segment, we compare two versions of "Moon River." These couldn't be more different interpretations: Los Straitjackets provide the crazed twang and Tommy Emmanuel delivers the sensitive acoustic sounds. Really, what more do you want?
To round out our program, we turn to the amazing Kara Grainger (hey, new artist alert), fingerstyle wizard Kelly Joe Phelps, blues titan Taj Mahal with the late, great Jesse Ed Davis on lead, Nashville's beloved Jack Pearson, Steve Dawson on spooky pedal steel, and Hindustani lap-slide master Debashish Bhattacharya.
It's eclectic, adventurous, handpicked music. If you love guitar, you'll dig the scene. So, please join us on-air or online for a hearty dose of sonic goodness and intriguing conversation you won't find anywhere else!
Click here for this week's show playlist (Full playlist is available on the day of the show)
MUSICIAN NIGHT AT THE COMMODORE
Our BRAND NEW weekly jam night for our musician friends. Every Tuesday at 8:00pm we get together at the Commdoore Grille in Nashville to 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!
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. All interviews are posted the Monday after their original broadcast date. CLICK HERE to go to the Interviews page or select "Interviews" from the menu at the top of any page.