July 1990 (Issue No. 1)

AG 001 July/August 1990 Cover
 

Premiere Issue

Doc Watson, Michael Lorimer, Michael Hedges, and others on their first guitar. Buying your next guitar. Larry Coryell interview. New releases from women singer-songwriters. Bruce Cockburn interview. Lesson on new licks in G. How to use a PA. Sharon Isbin master class. Letter from Nashville. MTV Unplugged. The search for Robert Johnson.

Featured Songs

Wondering Where the Lions Are - Bruce Cockburn

Arabesque - Bryan Johanson

In This Issue

MY FIRST GUITAR
Tales of youth and passion, recollected by Doc Watson, Laurindo Almeida, Michael Hedges, Ferron, and others. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

YOUR NEXT GUITAR
A player's guide to finding an acoustic soul mate. By Richard Johnston.

FUSION AND FIRE
From jazz to American fingerstyle, Larry Coryell creates a vital new voice for the acoustic guitar. By Diane Gordon.

GOODBYE TO HIGHWAY 61
Plenty of songwriter/performers of both sexes are catching the new folk wave, but innovative women are defying convention and riding the crest. By Jackson Braider.

JUMP STREET
Still Searching. Robert Johnson biography. By Stephen Calt and Gayle Dean Wardlow.
Vanishing Wood. Vanishing wood. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

MTV Unplugs. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

HIT LIST
John McLaughlin, The Mediterranean Concerto. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Steve James, Two Track Mind. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Luka Bloom, Riverside. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
The Mair-Davis Duo, A Spanish Serenade. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

AG LETTER
Letter from Nashville. By Jim Wood.

MASTER CLASS
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Auditioning a new guitar: sound, care, and comfort considerations; Setting practice tempos. By Sharon Isbin.

CONNECTIONS
Playing the PA. Like it or not, the sound system is your instrument too. By Harvey Reid.

SOLO
Arabesque. From Bryan Johanson's Simple Suite for Guitar. By David Tanenbaum.

SONG CRAFT
North Star. Bruce Cockburn journeys beyond the folk and protest labels. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

WOOD CHOPS
Rejuvenation Blues. Some exercises for when you're stuck inside a G chord with the same old lick again. By John Carlini.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
The Eddie Lang Model Gibson L-5. By Paul Hostetter.