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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 21st "Classic Encore" features a November 2012 interview with rock superstar MELISSA ETHERIDGE.
Grammy Award-winning songwriter, guitarist, and activist Melissa Etheridge is known for her smoky vocals, confessional lyrics, and intense musical delivery. She has scored numerous Billboard hits (including "I'm The Only One," “Come To My Window," and "I Want To Come Over"), released a dozen albums, and has a devoted international following. On her new album, 4th Street Feeling, Etheridge plays all the guitar parts — a first for her.
In our exclusive interview, Etheridge describes recording 4th Street Feeling and reveals what it was like to track all the guitars on the album. We'll hear selections from this exciting release during the interview.
This week in our Player Spotlight feature, ace lead guitarist Phil Brown pays tribute to Jimi Hendrix. We'll listen to a track off The Jimi Project, Brown's new album that features 12 Hendrix classics reworked in intriguing ways.
In our Back-to-Back segment, we'll compare two instrumental renditions of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." Jazz giant Bill Frisell and acoustic fingerstyle wizard Ed Gerhard each give us their take on this timeless country classic.
But that's not all: We'll hear great guitar sounds from Jeff Lang, Pat Metheny, Michael Hedges, Ben Harper, Ry Cooder, and Randy Kohrs. So please join us online for an hour of music and conversation you won't find anywhere else!
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.