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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 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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For our June 29th "Classic Encore," we present a December 2011 interview with blues-rocker CAROLYN WONDERLAND.


Fans of rootsy guitar and rockin' vocals in Austin, Texas, need no introduction to Carolyn Wonderland, as she is a regional favorite. But the rest of the world needs to know about Austin's best-kept secret, and with Peace Meal Wonderland's new album now we all have an opportunity to hear her burn. Andy first saw Wonderland on Austin City Limits and was floored by her feral guitar playing and incredible voice. With Peace Meal, Wonderland gets to stretch out with her longtime band and showcase her writing, singing and playing in a range of styles and moods. Peace Meal is produced by Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) and Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm) two splendid guitarists who know the real deal when they hear it.

In our exclusive interview, Wonderland describes recording Peace Meal, and tells us what it was like to work with Benson and Campbell. She also reveals her early influences and explains how she wound up throwing away her flatpick and embracing a fingerstyle technique. We'll hear selections from Peace Meal throughout the feature.

This week in our Back-to-Back segment, we compare two versions of "Walk, Don't Run" the instrumental composed by jazz-guitar giant Johnny Smith in 1955. We'll hear the version that was a Top 10 hit for the Ventures in 1960 and then follow it with an acoustic version from Dobro master Mike Auldridge, from his 1974 classic, Blues and Bluegrass.

Also in this program, David Jolley steps into our Player Spotlight with an intriguing version of "House of the Rising Sun" from his album, Frets.

To round out the program, we'll hear an eclectic mix of music, including a track from the Kentucky Headhunters album, Dixie Lullabies, with Greg Martin on lead guitar; Robben Ford backing Rickie Lee Jones; moody twang from Richard Bennett; amazing Hindustani lap slide from Debashish Bhattacharya and more.

Please join us for an hour of cool guitar music and conversation you won't find anywhere else!


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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. Every other Friday, we'll select a guitarist to feature. Visit our Spotlight page and send in your music!

This week's Player Spotlight artist is jazz master DENNY JIOSA. Click here to check him out.


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Feature article in Guitar Player magazine

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