January 1994 (Issue No. 22)

AG 022 January/February 1994 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. The joyous guitar creations of Joseph Spence. The freestyle folk of Duck Baker. Profile of Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Janis Ian unveils a powerful comeback album and sharp new guitar chops. How to diagnose and repair fret wear and buzz. Exercises for developing a killer tremolo. Dropped-D tuning.

In This Issue

IN THE DAWG HOUSE
Jerry Garcia and David Grisman's acoustic reunion. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

HARP OF GLORY
Reflections on the joyous guitar creations of Joseph Spence. By Jody Stecher.

FREESTYLE FOLK
Irish airs meet Appalachian ballads and barrelhouse jazz in the hands of Duck Baker. By Michael Crane.

LETTERS
Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
Cosmic Cowboy. Jimmie Dale Gilmore profile. By Timothy Pfaff.
Parlor Guitar Pioneer. Vahdah Olcott Bickford Revere historical piece. By Stephen Dick.

Happenings
The Desert-Isle Top 100. Best acoustic guitar recordings of the '90s. 
Hit List. The Story, Angel in the House. By Simone Solondz.
Hit List. Alex de Grassi, The World's Getting Loud. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Hit List. Tommy Jones, Chet Presents Tommy Jones. By Jim Ohlschmidt.

Hit List. Daithi Sproule, Heart Made of Glass. By Russell Letson.
Hit List. Lesley Riddle, Step by Step. By Steve James.
Hit List. Emmylou Harris, Cowgirl's Prayer. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Hit List. Tom Ball, Guitar Muse. By Russell Letson.
Hit List. Chris Smither, Happier Blue. By Simone Solondz.

AG LETTER
From Los Angeles. The acoustic music scene in L.A. By Paul Zollo.

MASTER CLASS
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Choosing the proper scale length / Embellishing composed music. By Sharon Isbin.

SONG CRAFT
Silent No More. Janis Ian unveils a powerful comeback album and sharp new guitar chops. Janis Ian profile. By Holly Crenshaw.

SHOPTALK
What's the Buzz? How to diagnose and repair fret wear and buzz. By Harry Fleishman.

WOOD CHOPS
Perpetual Motion. Exercises for developing a killer tremolo. By Muriel Anderson.

REVIEWS
Da Capo. In which our fearless reviewer tests a cornucopia of capos and tells the tale. Capo review. By Dale Miller.
Blues Biographies. Gary Davis and Mance Lipscomb biographies. By Steve James.
Guitar Rags on Record. By Jim Ohlschmidt.

FOR BEGINNERS
Dropped-D Tuning. Basic dropped-D tuning. By Happy Traum.

GEARBOX
Equpiment picks from Janis Ian. By Holly Crenshaw.
Equpiment picks from Jerry Garcia. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Equpiment picks from David Grisman. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Equpiment picks from Duck Baker. By Michael Crane.

SOLO
Beginning the Beguine. Beguine rhythm. By Kent Murdick.

DEAR AG
Cross-Picking and Tapping. By Michael Wright.
Knopfler's Axes. By Simone Solondz.
The Gibson LG Line. History of Gibson LG's. By Rick Turner.
Martin Simpson on Slide. By Martin Simpson.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Joni Mitchell's Custom Klein. By Rick Turner.

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