March 1994 (Issue No. 23)
The history of the archtop guitar. Bruce Cockburn on songwriting and fingerstyle. Ali Farka Toure on ancient music music forms. John Renbourn on bringing steel-string guitar into the classroom. Steve James reports on how the South is rediscovering its blues heritage. Stacy Phillips bends slide guitar rules. Tonewood selection. Your first lead.
Southland of the Heart
- Bruce Cockburn
- Ali Farka Toure
Arc et Senans
- John Renbourn
- An improvisation by Stacy Phillips on music by Leon McAuliffe
New River Train
- Traditional, arr. by Dix Bruce
Living in the Country
- Pete Seeger
In This Issue
The birth and rebirth of a Jazz Age jewel. By Richard Johnston.
A BURNING LIGHT
A close-up look at the passionate songs and intricate guitar craft of Bruce Cockburn. By James Jensen.
The magical music of Ali Farka Toure. By Elijah Wald.
John Renbourn, master of the folk baroque, brings steel-string studies into the classroom. By Doc Rossi.
Gibson at 100. Gibson's 100th anniversary. By Richard Johnston.
Sweet Dissonance. Profile of The Story. By Simone Solondz.
Hit List. Douglas, Barenberg, and Meyer; Skip, Hop, and Wobble. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Hit List. Derek Bailey, Solo Guitar, Vols. 1 & 2. By Paul Hostetter.
Hit List. Reverend Gary Davis, Blues and Ragtime. By Steve James.
Hit List. Uncle Tupelo, Anodyne. By Simone Solondz.
Hit List. Tony Rice, Tony Rice Plays and Sings Bluegrass. By David McCarty.
Hit List. John Prine, Great Days. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Hit List. Various Artists, Contemporary Instrumental Music from Brazil. By Riley Tharp.
Hit List. Steve Kaufman, To the Lady. By David McCarty.
From the Road. From the South. By Steve James.
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Footrests / Warming up Before a Performance / Cedar vs. Spruce Tops. Footrests / Warming up / Cedar vs. spruce tops. By Sharon Isbin.
Daring Dobro. Stacy Phillips bends the slide rules. Stacy Phillips profile. By John McGann.
Tapping Tonewoods. How the selection of species helps define the sound of your guitar. By Dana Bourgeois.
Clarence White Reissues. By David McCarty.
Slide Lessons on Video. By Dale Miller.
Your First Lead. By Dix Bruce.
Equipment picks from Bruce Cockburn. By James Jensen.
Equipment picks from Stacy Phillips. By John McGann.
Equipment picks from Ali Farka Toure. By Elijah Wald.
Equipment picks from John Renbourn. By Doc Rossi.
Equipment picks from Pete Seeger. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Country Livin'. Pete Seeger's 'Living in the Country'. By Pete Seeger.
Buying a Classical. By Michael Wright.
Gerhard Transcriptions. By Simone Solondz.
Home Studio Acoustics. By Rick Turner.
Tip Sheet. Leslie speakers for acoustic guitar.
Washburn Bell. By Rick Turner.