January 1995 (Issue No. 28)

AG 028 January/February 1995 Cover
 

Interviews with Lyle Lovett, Russ Barenberg, Jerry Douglas, and Edgar Meyer. Ry Cooder and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. A guide to releasing your own music. Lessons on fingerstyle basics and variations on the blues. Mohan Vina modified archtop.

Featured Songs

Skinny Legs - Lyle Lovett

The Hymn of Ordinary Motion - Russ Barenberg and Jerry Douglas

Carroll County Blues - Traditional, arranged by Scott Nygaard

Aura Lee - Chris Proctor

Graduation March - Traditional, arranged by Elizabeth Cotten

In This Issue

LONE STAR
Lyle Lovett scales down his Large Band and records a small acoustic gem. By Rob Patterson.

YOUR FIRST CD
A step-by-step guide to recording and releasing your own music. By Dale Miller.

STRING WIZARDS
The acoustic supertrio of Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, and Russ Barenberg. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

SLIDING HOME
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt gives the guitar a stunning Indian voice. By Elijah Wald.

DEPARTMENTS

DEAR AG
Tip Sheet. Guarding against theft. 

JUMP STREET
Reviews of albums by Joni Mitchell, Dan Crary, Nanci Griffith, and Alison Brown.

AG LETTER
Letter From the First Grade. Music volunteerism. By David A. Lusterman.

WOOD CHOPS
Variations on a Theme. Simple ways to escape the same old, same old blues when soloing as a flatpicker. By Scott Nygaard.

SHOPTALK

Weird Science. A conversation with renegade luthier Danny Ferrington. By Tom Forsythe.

REVIEWS
Bluegrass documentaries; new acoustic rock.

BEGINNERS
Fingerstyle Basics. Beginning fingerpicking. By Chris Proctor.

SOLO
Cotten Picking. Elizabeth Cotten profile (w/music). By Linda Demmerle.

DEAR AG
Copyright protection; finding chords in an open tuning; finding chords in an open tuning; cutting string slots. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
VM Bhatt's Mohan Vina. By Rick Turner.

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