March 1997 (Issue No. 51)
Michael Hedges returns to his instrumental roots. A group review of nine amplifiers and mini PA systems under $600. Robyn Hitchcock on songwriting. Irving Sloane profile. Accompanying yourself. Building a swing solo.
The 2nd Law
- Michael Hedges
The Devil's Radio
- Robyn Hitchcock
In This Issue
THE NEW ORACLE
Michael Hedges, high priest of the steel-string guitar, returns to his instrumental roots. By James Jensen.
BUDGET ACOUSTIC AMPS
A review of nine amplifiers and mini PA systems for under $600. By Dylan Schorer.
STOP MAKING SENSE
Robyn Hitchcock takes a sideways glance at a full-on world. By Mike Brenner.
Farewell to Tiny Tim. Obituary. By Michael John Simmons.
Sound Spirals Upwards. By Bryan Reesman.
Lavin's Laugh Tracks. By Steve Boisson.
From the Heart of Texas. Profile of Don Walser. By John Herndon.
E-mail and the Troubadours. Performers' Web sites. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Bela Fleck, V.M. Bhatt, and Jie-Bing Chen, Tabula Rasa. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Don Edwards, West of Yesterday. By Ben Elder.
EKO, Celtica. By James Jensen.
Guy Davis, Call down the Thunder. By Dale Miller.
Jose Angel Navarro, Miel. By Diane Gordon.
Kate McKenzie, Age of Innocence. By David McCarty.
Psychograss, Like Minds. By David McCarty.
Dakota Dave Hull, New Shirt. By Russell Letson.
Jesse Cook, Gravity. By James Jensen.
Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, Double Vision. By Russell Letson.
Beatles Anthology 3. By Michael John Simmons.
Fingerstyle Jazz Videos. Review of fingerstyle jazz videos by Charlie Byrd and Martin Taylor. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Letter from Madrid. Letter from the Ramirez factory. By Stephen Dick.
Helping Hands. Meet Irving Sloane, whose how-to books on guitar making inspired a generation of luthiers. By Ellen Gerl.
Equipment picks from Don Walser. By John Herndon.
Equipment picks from Ryan Lum. By Bryan Reesman.
Equipment picks from Christine Lavin. By Steve Boisson.
Equipment picks from Michael Hedges. By James Jensen.
Equipment picks from Robyn Hitchcock. By Mike Brenner.
Review. RainSong Dreadnought. By Michael Ross.
Brann Pedal Bass.
Dean Markley Sweet Spot.
Building a Swing Solo. By David Hamburger.
Guild Builders. By Bronwen Morgan.
Intonating Your Selmer. By Paul Hostetter.
Tip Sheet. String-changing tip. By Hiro Satoh.
In Search of Fred Neil. By Dale Miller.
Recording with Pickups. By Rick Turner.
1680s Stradivari. By Francois Charle.