February 1997 (Issue No. 50)

AG 050 February 1997 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Vince Gill on bluegrass and flatpicking. The vocal and lyrical craft of Joni Mitchell. The history of skiffle and the folk music craze. How a veteran LA guitarist was reborn as acoustic bluesman Keb' Mo'. Can a vibration machine make a new guitar sound like an old guitar? Acoustic rock rhythm. Swing guitar soloing.

Featured Songs

High Lonesome Sound - Vince Gill

Perpetual Blues Machine - Kevin Moore and G. Graper

All in Twilight - Toru Takemitsu

In This Issue

GRASS ROOTS
The other side of Vince Gill: bluegrass boy and flatpicking whiz. By Ben Elder.

SETTING THE STAGE
The vocal and lyrical craft of Joni Mitchell. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

SKIFFLE FEVER
Now this here's the story of skiffle, the do-it-yourself folk music craze that inspired Clapton and the Beatles. By Chris Mosey.

HAPPIER BLUES
How a veteran L.A. guitarist was reborn as acoustic bluesman Keb' Mo'. By Kermit Pattison.

LETTERS
Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
Portrait of the artist as a young girl. Profile of Jane Siberry. By Dan Ouellette.
In Search of the Sustainable Ax. Sustainable logging and lutherie. By Dan Imhoff.

Happenings
New Releases.
News.
Austin Celebrates Uncle Walt. Walter Hyatt tribute. By Charlene Blevins.
Cyber Notes.
Your Song Here. Songwriting contest. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Events. 
Meet A.G.. 

REVIEWS

Hit List
Allen Wayne Damron, 35 Years. By Roger Deitz.
Clive Gregson, I Love This Town. By James Jensen.

Dick Gaughan, Sail On. By Danny Carnahan.
Preacher Boy and the Natural Blues, Gutters and Pews. By Dan Ouellette.
Steve Forbert, Rocking Horse Head. By Simone Solondz.
Tim O'Brien, Red on Blonde. By Ben Elder.
Various Artists, Mele Hula--Hawaiian Style: Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Vol. 4. By Russell Letson.
Jimmie Lee Robinson, Guns, Gangs, and Drugs. By George Hansen.
Lori Carson, Everything I Touch Runs Wild. By Dan Ouellette.
Tony Green, Gypsy Jazz. By Michael John Simmons.
Protest Music Collection. By Michael John Simmons.
Instructional CD-ROMs. By Russell Letson.

SHOPTALK
Instant Vintage. Can a vibration machine make a new guitar sound like an old guitar? By Rick Turner.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Jane Siberry. By Dan Ouellette.
Equipment picks from Keb' Mo'. By Kermit Pattison.
Equipment picks from Skiffle Players. By Chris Mosey.
Equipment picks from Vince GillBy Ben Elder.
Review. Guitar Gadgets: Aspri Acoustic Reverb, EBow, Higgins Prebender, Rhythm Pick, SR Strummer. By Dale Miller.

New Gear
Adjustable Flatpicks.  
Volante Songwriter/Composer Software. 
Washburn Limited Edition Dreadnought. 

BEGINNERS
Acoustic Rock Rhythm. By Mark Hanson.

WOOD CHOPS
Swing Guitar Soloing. By David Hamburger.

SOLO
All in Twilight. Toru Takemitsu's "All in Twilight". By Scott Cmiel.

DEAR AG
Paxton in Print. By Michael John Simmons.
Blues Lingo. By Steve James.
Harp Guitar Strings. By Rick Turner.
Gibson Bracing. By Richard Johnston.
Bare Fretboards. By Richard Johnston.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1996 Sobell. By Rick Turner.