May 1995 (Issue No. 30)
Interviews with Nanci Griffith, Stefan Grossman, and Chris Smither. Sergio, Odair, and Badi Assad on the development of their guitar technique. The new masters of Hawaiian slack key. Lessons on ear training and how to learn songs from your favorite recordings. 1970 Ramirez flamenco guitar.
Anything You Need but Me
- Nanci Griffith
Whee Ha Swing
- Sonny Chllingworth, arranged by Ledward Kaapana
Love You Like a Man
- Chris Smither
- Ludwig van Beethoven, arranged by David Winters
In This Issue
HOME AT LAST
By honing her craft and sticking to her vision, Nanci Griffith has found a place for her polished brand of country-folk. By Roger Deitz.
KEEPING ALOHA ALIVE
Hawaii's modern masters of slack-key guitar are breathing new life into a once endangered art. By Russell Letson.
CARRYING THE TORCH
Country blues historian Stefan Grossman has helped to define, shape, and chronicle fingerstyle guitar for generations of players. By Dale Miller.
WHAT'S BRED IN THE BONE
From Bach to bossa nova, Gershwin to Ginastera, the Assad family brings to life the musical rainbow of Brazil. By Scott Cmiel.
Reviews of albums by Robert Earl Keen, Steve Howe, the Rice Brothers, Greg Brown, and Chris Thile.
Letter from Austin. By Rob Patterson.
Off the Record. How to pick up tunes from your favorite recordings. By Lenny Carlson.
Acoustic Cul-De-Sacs. Nonmainstream guitar design. By Michael Wright.
Shades of Blue. The songs of fingerstyle ace Chris Smither rock back to the roots. By Bryan Powell.
Training Your Ears. Ear-training basics. By Mark Hanson.
MTV's Unplugged collection; Julian Bream retrospective.
"Moonlight Sonata." By David Winters.
Django Reinhardt's tremolo; problems with a guitar's G string; low-cost drum machines; Sharon Isbin on technique; zero frets.
1970 Ramirez flamenco. By Rick Turner.