November 1993 (Issue No. 21)

AG 021 November/December 1993 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Richard Thompson interview. Return of the guitar-banjo. Tony Rice interview. Moving bass line lesson. John Hammond interview. Flatpicking fiddle tunes lesson. Tish Hinojosa interview. Takamine Santa Fe guitar reviewed. Learning to build guitars. Letter from Spain. Sharon Isbin master class. Fingerstyle Christmas tunes.

Featured Songs

1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson

The Water Is Wide - Traditional, arranged by Happy Traum

Dreamy Eyed Girl - John Hammond

Tipper - Tony Rice

Silent Night - Rick Ruskin

The First Noel - Rick Ruskin

Closer Still - Tish Hinojosa

Sandy River Belle - Traditional, arranged by Scott Nygaard

In This Issue

WALKING ON A WIRE
The electrifying acoustic style of Richard Thompson. By Henry Kaiser.

THE GUIT-JO RIDES AGAIN
From the birth of jazz to "MTV Unplugged," the surprising life and times of the six-string banjo. By Steve James.

PICKING POWER
The techniques and inspirations behind the trailblazing guitar of Tony Rice. By David McCarty.

ON THE ROAD
John Hammond reflects on three decades as a traveling bluesman. By Josh Alan Friedman.

JUMP STREET
Segovia's Century. By Simone Solondz.
Photo and obituary of James "Son" Thomas. 
Rhythm 'n' Bluegrass. Run C&W profile. By Rick Petreycik.

HIT LIST
The Cox Family, Everybody's Reaching out for Someone. By David McCarty.
Mae Moore, Bohemia. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Abana Ba Nasery, Nursery Boys Go Ahead. By Jackson Braider.
Edward Gerhard, Christmas. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Pat Donohue, Two Hand Band. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Rachel Gauk, Danzas and Canciones. By Diane Gordon.
Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, Filthy Rich. By Steve James.
Carl Kress and George Barnes, Two Guitars (and a Horn). By Paul Hostetter.

AG LETTER
From Spain. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

MASTER CLASS
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Instrument Care and Repair / The Preparation Technique. By Sharon Isbin.

SONG CRAFT
The Heart of Texas. Tish Hinojosa gives voice to the new American "culture swing" (w/music). By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

SHOPTALK
Learning the Ropes. Opportunities and resources for aspiring guitar makers. Lutherie schools and apprenticeships. By Simone Solondz.

WOOD CHOPS
Second Fiddle. How to bring fiddle tunes to life on your guitar. By Scott Nygaard.

REVIEWS
Books on Guitar History. Review of guitar history books. By Michael Wright.
Ear-Training and Music-Theory Instruction. Review of instructional materials. By Dick Weissman.

FOR BEGINNERS
Moving Bass Lines. By Happy Traum.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Richard Thompson. By Henry Kaiser.
Equipment Picks from Tish Hinojosa By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Equipment Picks from Tony Rice. By David McCarty.
A Look at the New Takamine Santa Fe. By Scott Nygaard.
Equipment Picks from John Hammond. By Josh Alan Friedman.

SOLO
Fingerstyle Christmas Tunes. By Rick Ruskin.

DEAR AG
Archtop Pickups. By Rick Turner.
Clapton's Spirits.  By Michael Wright.
Feedback Busters. By Rick Turner.
Ugandan Surprise. Geoffrey Oryema recordings. By Simone Solondz.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1943 Epiphone Triumph.  Rick Turner.