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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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For our May 6th "Classic Encore," we present funk-rocker SHANE THERIOT in a June 2009 interview.
A long-time resident of The Big Easy, Shane Theriot weaves the supple rhythms of New Orleans with the urgent tones of blues and rock. Boasting extensive session and stage credits (including the Neville Brothers, LeAnn Rimes, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Idris Mohammed, Leni Stern, Sam Moore, Shannon McNally, Little Feat, Jo-El Sonnier and Boz Scaggs), Theriot also performs and records as a soloist.
Theriot has released three albums under his own name: 2000's Hwy 90, 2003's The Grease Factor and his 2009 disc, Dirty Power. In our exclusive interview, Theriot describes recording Dirty Power, and working with drum legends Jim Keltner, Zigaboo Modeliste and Richie Hayward. You'll hear cuts from the new album — including a great duet with slide guitarist Sonny Landreth — and get insights into how Theriot composes his instrumentals.
In this week's Back-to-Back segment, we compare two versions of "Alabama Jubilee" — a tune both flatpickers and thumbpickers use to showcase their virtuosity. We'll hear Roy Clark's burning 1965 version and then a swinging new rendition by the young Travis-style guitarist Ben Hall.
Our Player Spotlight artist is Paul Plumeri. We'll hear a rowdy track from Blues In Disguise, a new album he recorded with harp player, TJ Nix.
We'll round out the program with some eclectic guitar music, including a timeless 1962 performance from tenor sax giant Sonny Rollins backed by Jim Hall, two extraordinary live recordings from Peter Green and Jeff Beck, a moving song from the debut album by Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub, and hypnotic sounds from Explosions In The Sky, an Austin band with three guitarists.
Please join us online to enjoy an hour of handpicked music and compelling conversation. We promise you a good time and if you’re into guitar, your ears will be smiling!
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. Each Friday, 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 artist is bass master DAVE POMEROY. Click here to check him out.
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Feature article in Guitar Player magazine
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