January 2005 (Issue No. 145)

AG 145 January 2005 Cover

Issue Highlights

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet celebrates its 25th anniversary. Guy Davis's old-fashioned country blues. Sixties flower-power icon Donovan returns. Classical guitar maker Kenny Hill. Lessons on understanding modes and classical left-hand technique. Profiles of Lori McKenna, Tony Furtado, and Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque. Tips on playing restaurants and weddings.

Featured Songs

Catch the Wind - Donovan

Long as You Get It Done - Guy Davis

Variation One, from "Variations on a Theme by Mozart" - Fernando Sor

In This Issue

QUARTER CENTURY QUARTET
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet anticipates its 25th anniversary with a tribute to its heroes. By Patrick Francis.

SOUTHERN STORIES
Guy Davis finds his calling in old-fashioned country blues. By Ian Zack.

THE BOHEMIAN ROAD
Sixties flower-power icon Donovan returns with a new recording, Beat Café. By Derk Richardson.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Tony Furtado. Profile of banjo and slide guitar virtuoso as he begins to sing his own songs with the release of These Chains. By David Gold.
Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque. Unclassifiable classical duo is ignited by world rhythms and jazz. By Celine Keating.

HERE'S HOW
Casual Classical. Tips on playing restaurants and weddings for classical guitarists. By Mark Small.

REVIEWS
Jackie Greene, Sweet Somewhere Bound. By Mike Thomas.
Ray Bonneville, Roll It Down. By Celine Keating.
Ricardo Silveira/Luis Avellar, Live: Play the Music of Milton Nascimento. Bola Sete, Live at Grace Cathedral. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
The Stanley Brothers, An Evening Long Ago. By Sue Thompson.
Nathan, Jimson Weed. By Scott Nygaard.
Steve James, Del Rey, Tonight. By Ian Zack.
Bill Cooley, A Turn in the Road. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
John Russell, Ute Volker, Mathieu Werchowski, Three Planets. By Duck Baker.
Reinier Voet and Pigalle44, Swing for Bop. By Dave McCarty.
Roman and Derek Sebastian, L'Esprit Manouche, John Jorgenson, Intro to Gypsy Jazz Guitar, Greg Ruby, Pearl Django Play-Along Songbook, Michael Horowitz, Unaccompanied Django. By Michael John Simmons.
Mississippi Sheiks, Honey Babe, Let the Deal Go Down: The Best of Mississippi Sheiks. By Duck Baker.
Steve Tallis and the Holy Ghosts, Loko. By Gary Joyner.

GEARBOX
Profile. Kenny Hill. A visit with the California classical luthier. By Michael John Simmons.
Review. High-End Instrument Cables. New acoustic instrument cables from Evidence Audio and Monster. By Teja Gerken.

Q&A
Flipped over Hendrix. How he played left-handed. By Teja Gerken.
Putting Music on the Page. Software for transcribing and engraving music. By Andrew DuBrock.
Stop, Don't Look, Listen. Tips for memorizing music. By Mark Hanson.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Understanding Modes. A primer in learning and playing in seven different modes. By Adam Levy.
Classical Techniques. Developing left-hand technique for classical guitar. By Patrick Francis.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1957 Ignacio Fleta. A unique classical guitar from the Spanish luthier. By Michael John Simmons.