September 2001 (Issue No. 105)
Al Di Meola's passion for world music. The life and times of Big Bill Broonzy. Four touring acoustic musicians discuss the joys and pitfalls of recording live. How to promote your music online. John Gorka's latest songs. Faster fretting and Hawaiian slack-key.
Asia de Cuba
- Al Di Meola
Long Tall Mama
- Big Bill Broonzy
- John Gorka
A Grandmother's Wish
- Keola Beamer and Auntie Alice Namakelua
- Keola Beamer
In This Issue
Trailblazing fusion guitarist Al Di Meola's Grande Passion for world music. By Bill Milkowski.
BIG BILL'S BLUES
The life and times of blues pioneer Big Bill Broonzy. By Steve James.
Four acoustic road warriors discuss the joys and pitfalls of recording live. By Rani Arbo.
The Ice Guitar Cometh. The Ice Music Festival in Taos, New Mexico. By Roger Landes.
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Profile of singer-songwriter Glen Phillips, formerly of Toad the Wet Sprocket. By Lissy Abraham.
Swinger-Songwriter. Profile of The Howard Fishman Quartet. By Hal Glatzer.
In Memory. In memory of John Lee Hooker and Davy Steele.
Everyday People. The Dave Matthews Band dips its toes into the mainstream. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Alejandro Escovedo, A Man under the Influence. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Chris Jones, Just a Drifter. By Sue Thompson.
Eric Taylor, Scuffletown. By Rani Arbo.
Richard Boukas/Jovino Santos Neto, Balaio. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Various artists, Avalon Blues. By Simone Solondz.
Brian Gore, Legacy. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Plays Spanish Music. By Stephen Dick.
Tim Buckley, The Dream Belongs to Me. By Gary Joyner.
Pete Yorn, musicforthemorningafter. By Drew Pearce.
Sources. Record company addresses.
The Robin Nolan Trio, featuring Randy Greer, Nat Meets Django. By David McCarty.
ON THE WEB
The Virtual Press Kit. How to promote your music on-line. By Paul Kotapish.
Being There. John Gorka's latest songs reflect his renewed commitment to community. By Mike Thomas.
Review. Six New Pickups. New pickups for acoustic guitars by Seymour Duncan, L.R. Baggs, Pick-up the World, B-Band, Schertler, and GHS. By Teja Gerken.
Profile. Moll Custom Instruments. By David McCarty.
Jon Kammerer Guitars.
Schoenberg Advanced Rosewood.
Bang for Your Buck. Do you really need that $2,500 guitar? Discerning the nuances between less expensive and more expensive acoustic guitars. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Merle in the Movies. Merle Travis' appearance in From Here to Eternity. By Paul Kotapish.
Beginners' Tip: Tuning. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Fret Wear. By Richard Johnston.
Understanding Modes. By Andrew DuBrock.
Faster Fretting in Minutes a Day. By Andrew DuBrock.
Hawaiian Slack-Key. Introducing Wahine Tunings. By Keola Beamer.
1650s Stella Baroque. By Michael Wright.