October 2014 (Issue No. 262)


How To Sell Your Music!

From crowd funding to Bandcamp to online concerts--everything guitarists need to know about the world of digital DIY...

Featured Songs

Tell Me Why - Neil Young

Which Side Are You On? - Florence Reece

Frankie & Albert - Mississippi John Hurt

Omie Wise - Doc Watson

In This Issue

‘Bells’ Toll for Mike Auldridge

The late Dobro pioneer answers final call with Three Bells


Righteous Sister

Ani DiFranco, and the sometimes-harsh realities of being a ‘feminist icon’



How to Sell Your Music

A 21st century look at DIY distribution

The Beat

Barr Brothers show no rest for the wicked with Sleeping Operator


Dawn Landes flies the coop on Bluebird

Here’s How

A note-for-note beginner’s guide to reading music

The Basics

Lick ‘em and slide, with these bottleneck basics

Weekly Workout

Take the melody and run!


Robyn Hitchcock takes stock with The Man Upstairs; plus new releases by Richard Thompson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Shovels & Rope, Peter Rowan, Chris Smither, and Dom Flemons

Film: What's Up Doc?

Live-performance DVD of late flatpicking great Watson shows what happens when the ‘Doc’ is in

Shop Talk

Online guitar shop Reverb.com wants to take center stage from eBay

Makers & Shakers

Even after 40 years, there’s no ‘cruz’ control at Santa Cruz Guitars…

Guitar Guru

Never let ‘em see your guitar sweat!


Mic it up—there’s no substitute for a good acoustic-guitar microphone

Review: Breedlove Solo acoustic bass

It’s safe to go back in the acoustic-bass waters…

Review: Journey Instruments’ OF-420

Pack ‘n’ play! Journey’s latest is a ‘snap’ to travel with

Review: Capo 3 app

Latest version will have you playing along to your favorite songs in no time

Great Acoustics

Round of applause for the Josh White Ovation

Reviewed in This Issue

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