September 1996 (Issue No. 45)

AG 045 September 1996 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

100 Essential Acoustic Guitar CDs. Irish guitarists in America. Joan Baez and Dar Williams. Profile of Brother Oswald. A visit to Brazil's Del Vecchio Guitars. Son Volt interview. Lesson on fingerstyle bass lines. Doc Watson videos reviewed. Scott Tennant's "Pumping Nylon" reviewed. Kate Jacobs profile. Guitars on NPR. Guide to reading AG music notation.

Featured Songs

Windfall - Son Volt

The Death of Queen Jane - Traditional, arranged by Daithi Sproule

In This Issue

THE ESSENTIAL CD COLLECTION
100 acoustic guitar recordings you've got to hear. 

IRISH HEIRS
Irish guitarists in America bring a new slant to an old tradition.  By Kenny Berkowitz.

GENERATION XX
Joan Baez and Dar Williams link the folk revival of the '60s and the new wave of the '90s.  By Dan Ouellette.

JUMP STREET
How Brother Oswald Saved the Dobro. Profile of Bashful Brother Oswald. By Mark A. Humphrey.
Story Time. Kate Jacobs. By Dan Ouellette.
Guitar on NPR. By Bronwen Morgan.
Nonessential CD. When world music goes too far.

REVIEWS
Antero Jakoila Ensemble, Guitar Tangos and Milongas. By Michael John Simmons.
Hans Theesink, Solo. By James Jensen.
Hot Strings, Lorraine. By Michael John Simmons.
Jerry and Tammy Sullivan, At the Feet of God. By Ben Elder.
Jerry Douglas and Peter Rowan, Yonder. By Simone Solondz.
Lance Gordon and John Lytle, Ripe for Picking. By David McCarty.
Louise Taylor, Ruby Shoes. By Dan Ouellette.
Martin Sexton, Black Sheep. By Roger Deitz.
Doc Watson Videos. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Scott Tennant, Pumping Nylon. By Stephen Dick.

AG LETTER
Letter from Sao Paulo.By Steve James.

SONG CRAFT
Rising Son. Son Volt offers up a rough mix of roots rock and country twang. By Simone Solondz.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Bashful Brother Oswald, Daithi Sproule, Dar Williams, Joan Baez, John Doyle, Kate Jacobs, Mary Coogan, Micheal O Domhnaill, and Son Volt.

FOR BEGINNERS
Reading AG music notation. By Dylan Schorer.

WOOD CHOPS
Fingerstyle Bass Lines. By David Hamburger.

DEAR AG
Celtic fingerstyle books. By Michael John Simmons.
Lakeside guitars. By Richard Johnston.
Tailpieces on flattops. By George Gruhn.
Arpeggione. By Steve Tilston.
Tip Sheet. Tuning Tip. By Forrest Anderson.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Martin 1-26. By Rick Turner.

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