March 1993 (Issue No. 17)

AG 017 March/April 1993 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Taj Mahal interviewed by Steve James. Doc and Merle Watson. Modern classical guitarists. Brazilian guitarist Toninho Horta. Bluesman Archie Edwards. Arranging "Ashokan Farewell." Australian luthiers Richard Howell and Greg Smallman. Pat Donohue interview. Lesson on hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. Suzanne Vega interview. Sharon Isbin master class.

Featured Songs

Salt Creek - Doc and Merle Watson

Fishing Blues - Taj Mahal

In Sorrow's Wake - Andrew York

Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar, arranged by John Knowles

Pig Iron - Pat Donohue

Bad Wisdom - Suzanne Vega

The Theme from the Pink Panther - Henry Mancini

In This Issue

BLUES ACROSS BORDERS
Taj Mahal's music spans the globe, without straying from his roots. By Steve James.

FATHER AND SON
The rich musical legacy of Doc and Merle Watson. By Stephanie P. Ledgin.

MODERN CLASSICS
A roundtable on the vibrant world of new music for guitar, with David Tanenbaum, Andrew York, and Eliot Fisk. By Scott Cmiel.

A BRAZILIAN BLEND
Toninho Horta harmonizes jazz with classical music, bossa nova, and Brazilian folk. By Joshua Rosenbaum.

BARBERSHOP BLUES
A guitarist's search for clues to a time-honored tradition.  By Bruce Nixon.

JUMP STREET
Broadcast News. Unplugged TV series. By Frank Falduto.
Follow the Lead Sheet. Too much tab editorial. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Looking Back. Nanci Griffith cover album. By Simone Solondz.
Martinique Guitar. Caribbean guitar festival. By Diane Gordon.

HIT LIST

Jerry Douglas, Slide Rule. By Holly Crenshaw.
Laurindo Almeida, Outra Vez. By Riley Tharp.
Norman and Nancy Blake, Just Gimme Somethin' I'm Used To. By Holly Crenshaw.
Killbilly, Stranger in This Place. By Simone Solondz.
Ferron, Not a Still Life. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Bob Dylan, Good as I've Been to You. By Dale Miller.
Paulo Bellinati, The Guitar Works of Garoto. By Riley Tharp.
California, Traveler. By Holly Crenshaw.
Miklos Szenthelyi and Daniel Benko, Paganini: Duos for Violin and Guitar. By Paul Magnussen.

AG LETTER
Letter from Australia. Australian luthiers. By Tom Dixon.

MASTER CLASS
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Choosing a guitar program/Millennium guitar/Guitars in the orchestra/Tuning above standard pitch. By Sharon Isbin.

WOOD CHOPS
Fiddle to Fingerstyle. Arranging "Ashokan Farewell" for solo guitar. By John Knowles.

SOLO
Steel-String Swing. Pat Donohue walks the road from folk to jazz and back again (w/ music). By Russell Letson.

SONG CRAFT
To The Bone. On 99.9 F, Suzanne Vega cuts loose--and deep (w/ music). By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

FOR BEGINNERS
Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, and Slides. By Paul Schlueter III.

REVIEWS
Blues Masters on Video.  By Steve James.
Country Blues Reissues.  By Dale Miller.

GEARBOX
Equipment Picks from Pat Donohue, Suzanne Vega, Taj Mahal, Doc Watson, Merle Watson, and Toninho Horta.

DEAR AG
New vs. Vintage Guitars.  By William R. Cumpiano.
String Tension. By Rick Turner.
Steel-Strings for Classical Players. By Michael Wright.
Hanging Instruments.  By Rick Turner.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
'30s Kay Kraft. By Rick Turner.

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