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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.

  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 regularly 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.



For our January 25th "Classic Encore," we present Telecaster ace BILL KIRCHEN in a Desecember 2010 interview.


Bill Kirchen began drawing national attention in the late ’60s as the lead guitarist for Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. As one of the first guitarists to bring the spanky sounds of Tele pioneers Roy Nichols and Don Rich to the Woodstock generation, Kirchen has rightfully earned his “Titan of the Telecaster” moniker by playing a soulful mix of rockabilly, Western swing, blues, and honky tonk.

Since his days with Commander Cody, Kirchen has released seven solo albums and toured and recorded with Danny Gatton, Emmylou Harris, Link Wray and Gene Vincent. For his latest album, Word to the Wise, Kirchen invited a handful of musical compadres and former bandmates — including Commander Cody, Dan Hicks, Norton Buffalo, Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack, Blackie Farrell, Maria Muldaur and Elvis Costello — to join him in the studio for a series of duets. The result is a deeply satisfying mix of originals and covers that runs the gamut from twangy honky-tonk to gritty pub rock.

In our exclusive interview, Kirchen describes recording Word to the Wise and shares a great story about meeting Mark Knopfler when tracking the album in London. To accompany the interview, we'll hear selections from Word to the Wise.

This week in our Studio Stories feature, Dobro master Jerry Douglas tells us about recording a track on Southern Filibuster: A Tribute to Tut Taylor, an exciting new album he produced that features 14 contemporary resonator guitarists. This story is about Megan Lovell and her contribution to Southern Filibuster. We'll hear this track along with Douglas' story.

In our Player Spotlight segment, we introduce you to a guitarist who may be flying under your radar. This week, we'll hear a track from Noone Lasses by Celtic fingerstyle guitarist, Anton Emery.

And, of course, you'll hear lots of cool guitar music, including a burning new song from blues-rocker Joanne Shaw Taylor, evocative instrumentals from Bruce Cockburn and Tom Verlaine, wicked slide from Derek Trucks, a classic live cut from B.B. King and more.

Please join us online for an hour of great music and compelling conversation. If you love guitar, you'll dig our show!


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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 Player Spotlight guitarist is STAN LASSITER. Click here to check him out.


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Feature article in Guitar Player magazine

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