The Guitar Show" is a 13-part TV series featuring some of the world's greatest players in every genre, commencing broadcast in November 2001. Sit back and share their passion through interviews, master classes, classic clips, guitar secrets and some the most extraordinary playing - ever.
Each 30 minute episode of The Guitar Show has a number of regular segments, the most important of which is a feature interview which takes the viewer backstage and onstage with a major guitarist. They discuss the influences and inspirations behind their playing, tell us how they get their sound, talk about their instruments and technique, and offer some musical and technical tips along the way.
During 2001 we interviewed some of the best in the business, including Angus Young, Ben Harper, Richie Sambora, Steve Morse from Deep Purple/Dixie Dregs, Eric Johnson, Martin Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel, Tony Joe White, Duke Robillard, Taj Mahal, Little Feat, National steel guitar virtuoso Bob Brozman, Buddy Miller, Jeff Lang, Brett Garsed, Slava Grigoryan, Will Ray, Jerry Donahue, Rod McCormack, Andy Summers and Roger McGuinn. This is all new footage and exclusive to The Guitar Show.
We catch them telling stories, revealing secrets, and just shooting the breeze about their favourite subject - playing the guitar.. Angus Young on being small and playing big, Richie Sambora talking about a special birthday present that he got from Heather Locklear. Bob Brozman on the bullet-stopping National Steel Guitar.. Roger McGuinn on how Bach changed the sound of rock music.Tony Joe White on that pants-splitting moment with Elvis..5 times Guitarist of the Year, Steve Morse.the English jazz genius, Martin Taylor. and there's some great concert footage and rare clips featuring Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Buddy Guy, Joe Satriani, Deep Purple, John Lee Hooker and Jimi Hendrix.
Regular Guitar Show segments include
- Upfront - featured player interviews & performances
- Tone Control - how the great players get their sound
- Rare Beauties - rare vintage & collectable instruments not often seen
- Master Class - musical tips & brief lessons from the pros
- Studio Call - recording & production tips & techniques
The guitar is the single most popular musical instrument of the twentieth century, engaging audiences with its diversity of application and emotional range. It is arguably the most expressive of the human spirit. It is rhythmic and percussive, melodic, orchestral and soulful, and anyone can play it.
The Guitar Show covers everything that's intriguing about the guitar and celebrates the diverse variety of artists who express themselves playing it.