July 1994 (Issue No. 25)

AG 025 July/August 1994 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Explore the acoustic roots of rock. Emerging acoustic artists from the alternative rock scene. Interview with Paco Peña, Pepe Romero, Joe Pass, and Leo Kottke about their group tour. Installation tricks for undersaddle pickups. Techniques for fluent chord changes. Iris DeMent on bringing traditional country into the mainstream. Lesson on the chromatic scale.

Featured Songs

Slate - Uncle Tupelo

Will the Circle Be Unbroken - Traditional, arr. by Tommy Jones

In This Issue

THE ACOUSTIC ROOTS OF ROCK
How Elvis, the Everlys, and other proto-rockers launched a revolution with their flattop guitars. By Steve James.

ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE
A new generation of bands reconnects rock 'n' roll with acoustic folk and country. By Kurt Wolff.

GUITAR SUMMIT
A roundtable with Joe Pass, Pepe Romero, Leo Kottke, and Paco Pena. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

LETTERS
Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
Vintage Voices. Tony Rice & David Grisman collaboration. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Strum, Rattle, and Roll. Acoustic rock editorial. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

Happenings
News and events. 
Hit List. Ben Harper, Welcome to the Cruel World. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Hit List. The Carter Family, Their Complete Victor Recordings (1927-1928) and (1928-1929). By Jim Ohlschmidt.

Hit List. Bill Mize, Tender Explorations. By Dale Miller.
Hit List. Martin Carthy, The Collection. By Russell Letson.
Hit List. The Subdudes, Annunciation. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Hit List. Philip Hii, J.S. Bach: Guitar Transcriptions. By Diane Gordon.
Hit List. Nashville Bluegrass Band, Waiting for the Hard Times to Go. By David McCarty.
Hit List. Various Artists, Special Guitares, Vol. 1 (1937-1945). By Russell Letson.

AG LETTER
From the Shop. By Harry Fleishman.

SHOPTALK
Pickup Voicing. Installation tricks for getting the most from an under-saddle pickup. By Rick Turner.

WOOD CHOPS
Smooth Moves. Techniques for fluent chord changes. Techniques for fluent chord changes. By Paul Lolax.

SONG CRAFT
Hillbilly Girl. Iris DeMent brings traditional country to the mainstream. Iris DeMent profile. By Simone Solondz.

REVIEWS
Fingerstyle Composers on CD. By Todd Ellison.
Repair Resources. By Harry Fleishman.

FOR BEGINNERS
The Chromatic Scale. Understanding the chromatic scale. By Richard Gartner.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Iris Dement. By Simone Solondz.
Equipment picks from Tommy Jones. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Equipment picks from Uncle Tupelo. By Kurt Wolff.

SOLO
Tommy Jones' "Circle". Tommy Jones' "Will the Circle Be Unbroken". By Jim Ohlschmidt.

DEAR AG
Attaching a Strap. By William R. Cumpiano.
Candelas Guitars. By Rick Turner.
Choosing Classical Strings. By William R. Cumpiano.
Confederate Story. History of "Lakes of Ponchartrain". By Martin Simpson.
Rosmini Resurfaces. Whereabouts of Dick Rosmini. By Simone Solondz.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Gibson Everly Brothers. By George Gruhn and Lesley Cuttler.

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