May 1993 (Issue No. 18)

AG 018 May/June 1993 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Chet Atkins interview. Leadbelly and the 12-string guitar. Los Lobos interview. In the studio with Laurence Juber. Country blues guitarist Paul Geremia. Fingerstyle Irish tunes. Solo guitar improvisation lesson. Brooks Williams interview. How to use reverb and delay. Beginning bass runs lesson. Sharon Isbin master class. Vic Chesnutt profile.

Featured Songs

Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel

Just As I Am - Chet Atkins

To New Amsterdam - Laurence Juber

Diggin' Uncle Sam's Backyard - Paul Geremia

My Mary of the Curling Hair - Traditional, arranged by El McMeen

Mercy, Illinois - Brooks Williams

In This Issue

COUNTRY CLASSIC
The acoustic inventions of Chet Atkins, certified guitar pioneer. By Jim Ohlschmidt.

BAND OF THE AMERICAS
The instruments and influences behind the cross-cultural music of Los Lobos. By Joe F. Compton.

TRUE BLUE
Paul Geremia brings a contemporary touch to classic acoustic blues. By Elijah Wald.

KING OF THE 12-STRING
Looking back at the life and music of Leadbelly. By Kip Lornell and Charles Wolfe.

MAKING TRACKS
Session player and soloist Laurence Juber shares the secrets of the studio trade. By James Jensen.

JUMP STREET
Unplug-o-Mania. Unplugged albums spoof. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
A Howl from Athens. Vic Chesnutt profile. By Jason Fine.
Summer Sessions. New guitar workshops for summer 1993. By Simone Solondz.

HIT LIST

Wulfin Lieske, Spanish Guitar Music of the Turn of the Century. By Paul Magnussen.
Suzi Katz, Suzi Katz. By Dan Ouellette.
Mike Auldridge, Eight-String Swing. By Holly Crenshaw.
John Renbourn and Bert Jansch, Historic Collaborations: After the Dance. By Dale Miller.
Seldom Scene, 20th Anniversary Concert. By Holly Crenshaw.
Joe Weed, American Portrait. By Paul Hostetter.
Tish Hinojosa, Culture Swing. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Ronn MacFarlane, The Scottish Lute. By Paul Magnussen.

AG LETTER
Letter from Weiser. Report from the National Old-Time Fiddler's Contest. By John Sangster.

MASTER CLASS
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Amplification setups/Lessons for children. By Sharon Isbin.

SOLO
Six-String Choir. El McMeen explores hymns and Irish tunes on fingerstyle guitar (w/ music). By Patrick G. Grant.

WOOD CHOPS
Off the Chart. A chordal approach to solo guitar improvisation. By David Winters and T. Kerfoot.

SONG CRAFT
Into the Spotlight. Brooks Williams finds his voice--and a career--as a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist (w/ music). By Dan Ouellette.

CONNECTIONS
Inside the Dark Chamber. An acoustic musician's guide to using reverb and delay. By Todd Ellison.

REVIEWS
Classical study books. Review of classical study books. By Scott Cmiel.
Fingerstylists on Record. Fingerstyle recordings roundup review. By Todd Ellison.

FOR BEGINNERS
Backup Bass Runs. By Harold Streeter.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Brooks Williams, El McMeen, Chet Atkins, Los Lobos, Paul Geremia, and Laurence Juber.

DEAR AG
Commissioning a classical. By William R. Cumpiano.
Mounting an internal mic. By Rick Turner.
Music degree programs.
Sharon Isbin's "Guitarjam". By Sharon Isbin.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Gibson Roy Smeck. By Rick Turner.