November 2004 (Issue No. 143)

AG 143 November 2004 Cover

Issue Highlights

Nine jumbo flattops reviewed. New guitars, ampllification gear, and accessories. Guitar stores with a personal touch. Music to Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson's "Blue Guitars." Lessons on basic fingerstyle for flatpickers, picking-hand fretting, and how to multitrack guitars. 1951 Edgar Mönch.

Featured Songs

Market Street Blues - Sean McGowan

Early Morning - Sean McGowan

The Bottom of the Punchbowl - Robin Bullock

Blue Guitars - Eddie Lang

In This Issue

Big, Bad Beauties
Nine jumbo flattops reviewed. By Teja Gerken.

Gear Hunter
The coolest new guitars, amplification gear, and accessories. By Teja Gerken.

Second Home
Guitar stores with a personal touch. By David Hamburger.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The Subdudes. The swamp rockers regroup eight years on. By Melanie Haiken.

The Mountain Goats. John Darnielle's postpunk acoustic passion. By Kimberly Chun.

James Talley. Profile of the populist Nashville country singer-songwriter. By David McGee.

HAPPENINGS
Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster; Joni Harms wins Western Music Album of the Year award; the Medicine Show webcasts folk music from Scotland; Mississippi John Hurt gets a commemorative roadside marker.

HERE'S HOW
Work and Play. Find the right balance in your practice routine. By Scott Nygaard.

REVIEWS
Reviews of albums by Gurf Morlix, Mike Dowling, Hayden, and Mike Marshall and Choro Famoso. 

STAGE AND STUDIO
Multitracking Guitar Parts. Tips on recording multiple guitar parts at home. By Carol McComb.

Q&A
Interior guitar polishes and lacquers;wooden pickguards; advice on memorizing guitar riffs.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Fingerstyle for Flatpickers. An introductory fingerpicking lesson using blues progressions and walking bass lines. By Jim Wood.

Exploring New Sounds. Expanding your palette of chord voicings with picking-hand fretting. By Sean McGowan.

SONGBOOK
The Bottom of the Punchbowl. Traditional, arranged by Robin Bullock. 

OFF THE RECORD
Blue Guitars. Music by Eddie Lang, as recorded by Eddie lang and Lonnie Johnson. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1951 Edgar MönchBy Michael John Simmons.