September 1993 (Issue No. 20)

AG 020 September/October 1993 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Budget steel-strings reviewed. Bert Jansch interview. Computer-aided design in guitar making. Laurindo Almeida interview. Advice on your first gig. Lesson on bending strings. John Gorka interview. Flamenco recordings. Sharon Isbin master class. The music of Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan.

Featured Songs

Black Waterside - Bert Jansch

The Gypsy Life - John Gorka

Didi - Laurindo Almeida

George Brabazon, Second Air - Turlough O'Carolan

In This Issue

BUDGET STEEL-STRINGS
A review of 14 contenders under $500. By Simone Solondz.

IN THE MOMENT
The guitar adventures of Bert Jansch, Pentangle's fingerstyle master. By Colin Harper.

HELPING HANDS
The new computer age of guitar making. By Rick Turner.

AMERICAN DREAM
The musical odyssey of Laurindo Almeida, from bossa nova to jazz to Hollywood film scoring. By Stephen Dick.

JUMP STREET
Folk Returns to L.A. By Paul Zollo.
Media Blitz. Humorous piece on guitars in T.V. ads. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
State of the Art. Maccaferri honored at A.S.I.A. By Simone Solondz.

HIT LIST

Duck Baker and Molly Andrews, American Traditional. Gerry Beaudoin, Minor Swing. Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, Skin and Bone. Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin, Our Town. Honeyboy Edwards, Delta Bluesman. Tim O'Brien and the O'Boys, Oh Boy! O'Boy! Adrian Legg, Mrs. Crowe's Blue Waltz. Peter Rowan, Awake Me in the New World.

AG LETTER
Letter From New York. New York City folk scene. By Jackson Braider.

MASTER CLASS
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. When to change strings / Cooling down after playing. By Sharon Isbin.

SONG CRAFT
The Daily Planet. John Gorka's songs find the timeless in the temporal (w/music). By Steven J. Givens.

WOOD CHOPS
Your First Gig. Tips and tactics for taking the stage. By Dale Miller.

SOLO
Fair Melodies. The lyrical music of Turlough O'Carolan for guitar.  By Art Edelstein.

REVIEWS
Essential Flamenco Recordings. By Paul Magnussen.
White Country Blues Compilation. White Country Blues 1926-1938: A Lighter Shade of Blue. By Steve James.

FOR BEGINNERS
Bending Strings.  Glenn Weiser.

GEARBOX
Equipment Picks from Bert Jansch. By Colin Harper.
Equipment Picks from John Gorka. By Steven J. Givens.
Equipment Picks from Laurindo Almeida. By Stephen Dick.

DEAR AG
Climate Control. Humidity and your guitar. By Rick Turner.
Jazz Master Martin Taylor.  By Simone Solondz.
Kottke Transcriptions. By Simone Solondz.
Requinto Methods. By Steve James.
Wood Care Products. By William R. Cumpiano.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
National Tri-Plate. By Rick Turner.

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