October 2004 (Issue No. 142)

AG 142 October 2004

Issue Highlights

Roger McGuinn. Pat Metheny. The string band revival: Foghorn Stringband, the Duhks, and the Mammals. Acoustic guitarists known for great tone share their secrets. Music to Roger McGuinn's "Ballad of Easy Rider" and Pat Metheny's "Ferry Cross the Mersey." Lessons on movable minor chords and Jimi Hendrix–style embellishments. Maybelle Carter's 1928 Gibson L-5.

Featured Songs

Ferry Cross the Mersey - Pat Metheny

Ballad of Easy Rider - Roger McGuinn

Motherless Children - Traditional, arranged by Happy Traum

In This Issue

JINGLE-JANGLE MAN
Roger McGuinn of the Byrds on folk music, songwriting, the Web, and touring solo. By Lissy Abraham.

ROCKIN' IN A WEARY LAND
The Mammals, the Foghorn Stringband, and the Duhks lead the new string band revival. By Scott Nygaard.

SOUND ADVICE
Acoustic guitarists known for great tone share their secrets. By David Hamburger.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Grant Lee Phillips. An interview with the former leader of Grant Lee Buffalo. By Nick A. Zaino.

Ana Vidovic. Interview with the classical phenom. By Patrick Francis.

Romero Lubambo. Interview with nylon-string jazz guitar master. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.

HAPPENINGS
Friends and peers record benefit tribute to Alejandro Escovedo;new guitar instruction DVDs; New York City honors the late Dave Van Ronk;news from the European Bluegrass Music Association;Djangofest Northwest; Marcin Dylla places first at JoAnn Falletta guitar competition.

REVIEWS
Reviews of albums by Eliza Gilkyson, George Jones, Calexico, and more.

GEARBOX
McPherson MG-5.OXP review. By Teja Gerken.

Bozo Podunavac. An interview with the renowned Serbian-American luthier. By Philip Griswold.

NEW GEAR
John Pearse New Mediums; Levy's Leathers PM44TO1; Sabine NextTune Tuners; Schoenberg Soloist 00; Wedgie pick holder. 

Q&A
A brief history of Harptone guitars; Sorting out DVD formats and region codes;tips on protecting guitar necks during travel. 

PRIVATE LESSONS
Movable Minor Chords. How to play minor chords up and down the fingerboard. By Happy Traum.

Rhythm Techniques. How to adapt Jimi Hendrix-like chord voicings to acoustic guitar. By Karen Hogg.

OFF THE RECORD
Ferry Cross the Mersey. Music by Gerrard Marsden, arranged by Pat Metheny. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Maybelle Carter's 1928 Gibson L-5. By George Gruhn.