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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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The Featured Artist for our July 11th "Classic Encore" is chickenpicking master JOHNNY HILAND.
Nashville is known for having more incredible guitar players per square mile than any other city on the planet. One of the most ferocious chicken-pickers in this vibrant world of twang is Johnny Hiland. His fretwork leaves audiences slack-jawed ... his speed, dexterity, and string-bending chops put him in a class by himself. Hiland's ability to play pedal steel licks on the 6-string is legendary, and his command of honky tonk, bluegrass, rock, and blues is both inspiring and humbling.
In 2004, Steve Vai — someone who knows a thing or two about chops, tone, and virtuosic guitar playing — signed Hiland to his Favored Nations record label, and it wasn't long before Hiland released his self-titled debut solo album. His latest record, the aptly named All Fired Up, is the focus of this week's feature, and Hiland tells us how he wrote and recorded this collection of amazing instrumentals. We'll hear selections from All Fired Up throughout the feature.
Kara Grainger — a soulful singer and fabulous lead and slide guitarist — steps into our Player Spotlight with a song from her 2013 album Shiver & Sigh. We'll hear “You're The One” from this captivating record.
In our Back-to-Back segment, we compare two versions of The James Bond Theme. First up is Brian Setzer and his big band. After that daring mix of twang and brass, we go retro with the late Billy Strange, a great Los Angeles session guitarist, producer, arranger, and conductor who played on many movie and TV soundtracks, and worked with Elvis Presley, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, the Everly Brothers, and dozens of other top recording artists.
And here's a bonus! We have what was, at the time, a sneak preview from the 2013 album by the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Made Up Mind. As always, Derek Trucks' slide guitar is melodic, emotional, and totally original.
If you love guitar, you'll enjoy the eclectic, handpicked sounds. Please join us online for a mix of music and conversation you won't find anywhere else!
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. Every month, we'll select a guitarist to feature. Visit our Spotlight page and send in your music!
THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT:
Our June Player Spotlight artist is DAVE ISAACS with his new EP, Late at Night. Click here to check him out.
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Feature article in Guitar Player magazine
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