The Guitar Show With Andy Ellis Live
Few folks walking the planet know more about guitar than Andy Ellis. In addition to working onstage and in studios — he played the Chapman Stick solo on Amy Grant’s Grammy-winning 1984 hit “Angels” — Ellis has interviewed many of the greatest six-stringers alive, during both a 15-year stint at Guitar Player magazine and his current gig as senior editor at Premier Guitar. He’s also got a syndicated radio show, which he’s bringing to 3rd & Lindsley for a live set benefiting Keep the Music Alive, a project that provides musical instruments to children who are underprivileged or have lost their instruments in natural disasters. The event features the reunion of 1980s Nashville mainstay The Stan Lassiter Group, featuring one of the city’s most freakishly talented guitarists; fingerstyle whiz John Knowles, one of only five pickers Chet Atkins dubbed a “Certified Guitar Player”; Mark Robinson, named one of the top 20 roots guitarists by The Alternate Root Magazine; and Southern rock heavyweight Jimmy Dormire of Confederate Railroad. There’s also a very special Grammy-winning guest who can’t be named, but clues suggest an appropriate nickname might be Kid Charlemagne. That’s all I’m sayin’. You might as well get there for the early (7 p.m.) show, featuring singer Shannon McNally, who’ll be performing the songs of the late Bobby Charles along with two fabulous singer-songwriters, Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough, playing as an acoustic duo.
Thu, May 23 | 9:30 PM
3rd & Lindsley