January 1993 (Issue No. 16)

AG 016 January/February 1993 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

New Golden Age of Lutherie. Mark O'Connor interview. Steve James on hillbilly blues artists like Jimmie Rodgers and Sam McGee. T Bone Burnett interview. Letter from Augusta Heritage festival blues week. Greg Brown interview. Lesson on harmonics. Guy Van Duser's stride guitar music. Lesson on using your pinky.

Featured Songs

Railroad Blues - Sam McGee

It's Not Too Late - T Bone Burnett

Who Woulda Thunk It? - Greg Brown

Dixie Breakdown - Mark O'Connor

Buckdancer's Choice - Sam McGee

The Stars and Stripes Forever - Guy Van Duser

In This Issue

HAND TO HAND
The North American renaissance of individually crafted guitars. By William R. Cumpiano.

WHERE THE TONEWOODS ARE
A report on the thriving guitar-making scene of the Pacific Northwest. By John Sangster.

DUAL VIRTUOSO
The multi-instrumental mastery of Mark O'Connor, the Paganini of Nashville. By Mark L. Small.

HILLBILLY BLUES
How pioneering pickers of the South such as Sam McGee and Jimmie Rodgers transformed American popular music. By Steve James.

TEAR THIS BUILDING DOWN
A conversation with T Bone Burnett, first-call producer, sharp songwriter, and perennial troublemaker. By Dan Ouellette.

JUMP STREET
Guitars of the Stars. Ferrington guitars. By Michael Wright.
Unplugged (For Real). Mary-Chapin Carpenter concert. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Canadian Makers. Canadian lutherie exhibit. By Kevin James.
Winners at Winfield. By David McCarty.

HIT LIST

Rory Block, Ain't I a Woman? By Simone Solondz.
Sergio and Odair Assad, Two Concertos for Two Guitars. By Paul Magnussen.
Stacy Dean Campbell, Lonesome Wins Again. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
L.J. Booth, Big Hourglass. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Bad Livers, Delusions of Banjer. By Steve James.
Michael Chapdelaine, Music of Manuel Ponce. By Paul Magnussen.
Suzanne Vega, 99.9 F. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Saradamani. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

AG LETTER
Letter from Elkins. Letter from blues week at the Augusta Heritage Workshop. By Elijah Wald.

MASTER CLASS
Q&A with Sharon Isbin. Playing with an ensemble/Approaching publishers. By Sharon Isbin.

SONG CRAFT
From the Heartland. The evocative music of Greg Brown. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

WOOD CHOPS
Natural Harmonics. Understanding overtones and ringing those bells. By Muriel Anderson.

SOLO
Stride On. The invigorating stylings of Guy Van Duser (w/music). By Jamie Miller.

CONNECTIONS
The Amplification Maze. Part II: pickup/mic combinations, outboard gear, and other professional setups. By Chris Proctor.

FOR BEGINNERS
Pinky Power.  By Glenn Weiser.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Guy Van Duser, T Bone Burnett, Greg Brown, and Mark O'Connor.

DEAR AG
Custom Abalone. By William R. Cumpiano.
Martin Model Numbers. Simone Solondz.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Elliott/Burton Guitar. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.