May 1994 (Issue No. 24)

AG 024 May/June 1994 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Rickie Lee Jones on her acoustic explorations and partnership with Leo Kottke. Review of six modern metal-body guitars by Dobro, Beltona, National, and Continental. Duo partners Nick Webb and Greg Carmichael. Interview with Charlie Byrd on his blend of jazz, classical, and Brazilian music. New approaches to the old problems of equal temperament. Arranging in dropped-D.

Featured Songs

Ballad for Kay - Nick Webb

Charlotte's Fancy - Charlie Byrd

Friends and Neighbors - Traditional, arr. by Happy Traum

Saltarello - Jamey Bellizzi

Devil's Dream - Traditional, arr. by Dix Bruce

Running from Mercy - Rickie Lee Jones

In This Issue

PARADISE FOUND
Rickie Lee Jones moves deeper into the world of acoustic music. By Simone Solondz.

HEAVY METAL
A review of six new metal-body resonator guitars. By Dale Miller.

TWO-PART HARMONY
How Acoustic Alchemy turned nylon and steel into gold. By James Jensen.

JAZZ IN FLIGHT
The trailblazing career of Charlie Byrd, jazz master of the classical guitar. By Jim Ohlschmidt.

LETTERS
Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
Songlines. Collecting sheet music. By Hal Glatzer.

Happenings
News. 
Acoustic Policeman. Andy Summers profile. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Hit List. The Hot Club of San Francisco. By Dale Miller.
Hit List. Ricardo Cobo, Tales for Guitar. By Riley Tharp.

Hit List. Psychograss. By David McCarty.
Hit List. Leo Kottke, Peculiaroso. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Hit List. Various Artists, Uptown Blues: A Decade of Guitar-Piano Duets. By Steve James.
Hit List. Grey Larsen and Andre Marchand, The Orange Tree. Grey Larsen and Andre Marchand. By Paul Hostetter.
Hit List. Various Artists, Saturday Night Shuffle: A Celebration of Merle Travis. Saturday Night Shuffle: A Celebration of Merle Travis. By Riley Tharp.
Hit List. Jim Thackeray and John Mooney, Sideways in Paradise. Jim Thackeray and John Mooney. By Steve James.

AG LETTER
From Milwaukee. Milwaukee's Irish fest. By Connie McKenna.

MASTER CLASS
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Taking a vacation from the guitar / Making faces / Fingernail first aid / Percussive techniques. By Sharon Isbin.

SHOPTALK
Fine-Tuning. New approaches to the old problems of equal temperament. Just intonation. By John Schneider.

WOOD CHOPS
Arranging in Dropped-D. Licks and approaches for song accompaniment. Arranging in dropped-D. By Happy Traum.

SONG CRAFT
Waiting for a Miracle. Lessons of the songwriting life. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

REVIEWS
Celtic Guitar CDs. By Russell Letson.
Dylan's Folk Revival. By Derk Richardson.

FOR BEGINNERS
A Fiddle-Tune Workout. By Dix Bruce.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Andy Summers. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Equipment picks from Rickie Lee Jones. By Simone Solondz.
Equipment picks from Acoustic Alchemy. By Simone Solondz.
Equipment picks from Charlie Byrd. By Jim Ohlschmidt.

SOLO
A Medieval Dance. By Jamey Bellizzi.

DEAR AG
"Deep River Blues" Tab. By Simone Solondz.
Country on a Classical. By Michael Wright.
Finishing SchoolBy William R. Cumpiano.
National Styles. By Martin Simpson.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1822 M. Hielo. By Rick Turner.