March 1993 (Issue No. 17)
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.
- Doc and Merle Watson
- Taj Mahal
In Sorrow's Wake
- Andrew York
- Jay Ungar, arranged by John Knowles
- Pat Donohue
- 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.
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.
A guitarist's search for clues to a time-honored tradition. By Bruce Nixon.
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.
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.
Letter from Australia. Australian luthiers. By Tom Dixon.
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Choosing a guitar program/Millennium guitar/Guitars in the orchestra/Tuning above standard pitch. By Sharon Isbin.
Fiddle to Fingerstyle. Arranging "Ashokan Farewell" for solo guitar. By John Knowles.
Steel-String Swing. Pat Donohue walks the road from folk to jazz and back again (w/ music). By Russell Letson.
To The Bone. On 99.9 F, Suzanne Vega cuts loose--and deep (w/ music). By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, and Slides. By Paul Schlueter III.
Blues Masters on Video. By Steve James.
Country Blues Reissues. By Dale Miller.
Equipment Picks from Pat Donohue, Suzanne Vega, Taj Mahal, Doc Watson, Merle Watson, and Toninho Horta.
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.
'30s Kay Kraft. By Rick Turner.