May 2001 (Issue No. 101)

AG 101 May 2001 Cover
 

Blues Special

Keb' Mo', "Philadelphia" Jerry Ricks, and Eric Bibb. The guitars and accessories you'll need to get that vintage blues sound. Lessons on combining bass notes and slide and building swing chords. Keb' Mo's Epiphone Bluesmaster.

Featured Songs

Loola Loo - Keb' Mo'

No More Ramblin' - "Philadelphia" Jerry Ricks

Come Back Baby - Eric Bibb

Offbeat Blues - David Hamburger

This Flight Tonight - Joni Mitchell

In This Issue

BEHIND THE DOOR
The singular vision that allows Keb' Mo' to tell the stories in the songs. By David Hamburger.

PHILLY GUMBO
"Philadelphia" Jerry Ricks brings gospel, R&B, and jazz influences to country blues guitar. By Duck Baker.

SPIRIT OF THE BLUES
Eric Bibb gets outside his head and into the song. By Bill Milkowski.

BLUES TOOLS
The guitars and accessories you'll need to create that vintage sound. By Steve James.

JUMP STREET
Hot Club of Cowtown; Erin McKeown; Mark Olson of the Jayhawks; in memory of Dale Evans, Isaac Guillory, and Luiz Bonfa, 1922-2001. 

REVIEWS
Albums by Rodney Crowell, Ozzie Kotani, and more.

AG LETTER
Letter from the Cutting Edge of the Campfire Festival in Cambridge, Massachusetts. By Sam Shaber.

STAGE AND STUDIO
Tips and techiques to help performing guitarists make the most of their local open mic. By Hassaun Ali Jones-Bey

GEARBOX
Review of all-in-one guitar packs; profile of luthier Michael Millard and Froggy Bottom Guitars. 

NEW GEAR

JetSlide, a slide allowing quick and easy switching from playing slide to regular fretting; Ozark Instruments Electrocoustic guitar. 

DEAR AG
The pros and cons of using laminated woods for making guitars; the Fylde guitars used by Nic Jones; the Hipshot extender key used by Richard Thompson; reader tip on hanging your guitar. 

PRIVATE LESSONS
Combining bass notes and slide; techniques for building swing chords. 

OFF THE RECORD
"This Flight Tonight." Music by Joni Mitchell. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Keb' Mo's Epiphone Bluesmaster. By David Hamburger.