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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.
Click here to check out these and all of our live shows.


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This week's FEATURED CLASSIC SHOW - SHARON ISBIN


For our July 20th "Classic Encore," we present a December 2011 interview with multiple Grammy-winning classical guitarist SHARON ISBIN.


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One of the world's foremost classical guitarists, Sharon Isbin has commissioned and premiered new works from major composers and appeared as a soloist with more than 140 orchestras worldwide. Isbin created Juilliard's guitar department when she arrived at the school in 1989, and today she still chairs it. Isbin earned her first Grammy in 2001, and in 2010 scored another for her album, Journey to the New World.


In our exclusive interview, Isbin takes us behind the scenes of her 2011 release, Guitar Passions, which features eight guest artists, including guitarists Romero Lubambo, Steve Vai, Stanley Jordan, Steve Morse and Nancy Wilson. Isbin explains how she arranged and recorded the eclectic music on this album, and what it was like to work with her various collaborators.


For this week's Back-to-Back segment, we'll compare two versions of "Black Mountain Rag," a traditional fiddle tune that has become a standard for both flatpickers and fingerpickers. We'll hear a version Doc Watson recorded in the mid '60s that illustrates his pioneering approach to flatpicking, and then contrast it with a recording Chet Atkins made in 1952 that offers a fingerpicker's insight into the tune.


This week, blues guitarist Barry Levenson steps into our Player Spotlight to share a soulful instrumental from his album, The Late Show.


And of course, we'll explore a mix of cool music, including some haunting slide from Sonny Landreth, beatnik blues from Kenny Burrell and haunting soundscapes from Larry Carlton, Daniel Lanois and Michael Hedges.


We invite you to listen to an hour of handpicked music and intriguing conversation you won't find anywhere else. If you dig guitar, you'll be glad you did!



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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.


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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 other 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 2013 International Thumbpicking Champ DAN BANKHURST. Click here to check him out.


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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.


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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.


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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.