September 2001 (Issue No. 105)

AG 105 September 2001 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

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.

Featured Songs

Asia de Cuba - Al Di Meola

Long Tall Mama - Big Bill Broonzy

Oh Abraham - John Gorka

A Grandmother's Wish - Keola Beamer and Auntie Alice Namakelua

Wa'apa - Keola Beamer

In This Issue

ACOUSTIC ODYSSEY
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.

LIVE WIRE
Four acoustic road warriors discuss the joys and pitfalls of recording live. By Rani Arbo.

LETTERS
Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
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.

Happenings
Events. 
News. 
Cyber Notes.
In Memory. In memory of John Lee Hooker and Davy Steele. 
Meet AG.

REVIEWS
Everyday People. The Dave Matthews Band dips its toes into the mainstream. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

Hit List
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.

SONG CRAFT
Being There. John Gorka's latest songs reflect his renewed commitment to community. By Mike Thomas.

GEARBOX
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.

New Gear
Jon Kammerer Guitars.
Schoenberg Advanced Rosewood.
The Silenzer. 

SHOPTALK
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.

DEAR AG
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.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Faster Fretting in Minutes a Day. By Andrew DuBrock.
Hawaiian Slack-Key. Introducing Wahine Tunings. By Keola Beamer.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1650s Stella Baroque. By Michael Wright.

Get all things acoustic guitar in your inbox with our free newsletters. Your E-mail: