September 1993 (Issue No. 20)
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.
- Bert Jansch
The Gypsy Life
- John Gorka
- Laurindo Almeida
George Brabazon, Second Air
- Turlough O'Carolan
In This Issue
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.
The new computer age of guitar making. By Rick Turner.
The musical odyssey of Laurindo Almeida, from bossa nova to jazz to Hollywood film scoring. By Stephen Dick.
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.
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.
Letter From New York. New York City folk scene. By Jackson Braider.
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. When to change strings / Cooling down after playing. By Sharon Isbin.
The Daily Planet. John Gorka's songs find the timeless in the temporal (w/music). By Steven J. Givens.
Your First Gig. Tips and tactics for taking the stage. By Dale Miller.
Fair Melodies. The lyrical music of Turlough O'Carolan for guitar. By Art Edelstein.
Essential Flamenco Recordings. By Paul Magnussen.
White Country Blues Compilation. White Country Blues 1926-1938: A Lighter Shade of Blue. By Steve James.
Bending Strings. Glenn Weiser.
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.
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.
National Tri-Plate. By Rick Turner.