New Phil Manzanera guitar series starts Sunday
Written by Matt   
Friday, 05 September 2008

phil manzaneraMany of you will recall Phil Manzanera's excellent, twelve-part "A is for Axe" series which was broadcast on Planet Rock radio from the start of August, 2007. The show celebrated the world's best guitarists past and present, and was essential listening.

Well, some good news! Phil returns to Planet Rock on Sunday (September 7th) for the first show in his new series, "6 Strings & A Plank Of Wood". With a focus on the art of the guitar and its role within various genres of rock music, Phil speaks to the pioneers and the purveyors of the instrument, and looks at their styles, their influences and their role in making the guitar such a popular instrument.

With analysis of the worlds of the blues, prog, art rock, and psychedelia, we'd be surprised if he didn't cover things close to the hearts of visitors to this site! The first show airs at 7pm this Sunday, and is repeated at 7pm next Friday.

For more details, visit The radio station is broadcast in the UK on DAB Digital Radio, Sky Channel 0110 and Virgin Media cable 924. They have a live stream on the internet, allowing listeners worldwide to tune in.