November 1994 (Issue No. 27)

AG 027 November/December 1994 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

The guitar secrets of David Wilcox. Robert Tilling looks back at Reverend Gary Davis' life and work. Acoustic amps. John Williams talks with Scott Cmiel about the expansive vision of the classical guitar. Exploring open tunings lesson. How to find a good used guitar. Right-hand attack lesson.

Featured Songs

Make Believe Stunt - Reverend Gary Davis

Theme and Variations on "Sakura" - Yuquijiro Yocoh

Twin Sisters - Traditional, arr. by Mark Hanson

Nightshade Rounds - Bruce MacCombie

In This Issue

TUNING IN
How David Wilcox discovers the songs waiting in his guitar. By James Jensen.

DIVINE INSPIRATION
The rousing ragtime, gospel, and blues of Reverend Gary Davis. By Robert Tilling.

ACOUSTIC AMPS
A new generation of amps tackles the challenges of amplifying acoustic instruments. By Rick Turner.

BUILDING BRIDGES
The expansive musical vision of classical maestro John Williams. By Scott Cmiel.

LETTERS
Letters. Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
Redemption Song. Profile of Ted Hawkins. By Elijah Wald.
Global Guitars. Acoustic Music Records/ Peter Finger. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

Happenings
Hit List. Johnny Cash, American Recordings. By Dan Ouellette.
Hit List. Various Artists, The Young Fogies. By Roger Deitz.

Hit List. Andrew York, Denouement. By Diane Gordon.
Hit List. Thierry Robins with Other Artists, Gitans. By Paul Hostetter.
Hit List. Peter Case, Peter Case Sings Like Hell. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Hit List. Gil Goldstein and Romero Lubambo, Infinite Love. By Diane Gordon.
Hit List. Tim and Mollie O'Brien, Away Out on the Mountain. By Simone Solondz.
Hit List. Keith Hinchliffe, Carolan's Dream. By Russell Letson.

AG LETTER
Letter from San Francisco. Bread and Roses celebrates 20 years of bringing music in to those who can't get out. Bread and Roses. By Rick Turner.

WOOD CHOPS
Exploring Open Tunings. An introduction to D A D G A D. Introduction to D A D G A D tuning. By Mark Hanson.

SHOPTALK
Eyes on the Prize. How to find a good used gutiar. How to find a good used guitar. By Michael Wright.

REVIEWS
Vestapol Videos. Vestapol videos. By Josh Alan Friedman.
Discovering Slack-Key Guitar. Slack-key guitar recordings. By Russell Letson.

BEGINNERS
Right-Hand Attack. Right-hand technique. By Richard Gartner.

SOLO
Playing with "Nightshade". Sharon Isbin introduces "Nightshade Rounds". By Sharon Isbin.

DEAR AG
Building a Stella. By Dan Erlewine.
Setup for Beginners. By Simone Solondz.
Tuning Braces. By William R. Cumpiano.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from David Wilcox. By James Jensen.
Equipment picks from John Williams. By Scott Cmiel.
Equipment picks from Reverend Gary Davis. By Robert Tilling.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Lead Belly's Stella. By Bruce A. Taylor.