April 1997 (Issue No. 52)

AG 052 April 1997 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Pat Metheny reveals a new side of guitar artistry. Twenty-five years of the Winfield festival. Where to study guitar playing, building, and repair this year. Steve Earle writes songs from the roots up. Learning to sight-read. D A D G A D accompaniment.

Featured Songs

Once in a Very Blue Moon - Pat Alger

Cincinnati Rag - Jerry Douglas

Lovers Fleeing Through the Valley of the Echoes - Leo Brouwer

I've Cried My Last Tear Over You - Mike Auldridge

In This Issue

FACE TO FACE
Pat Metheny reveals a new side of his guitar artistry. By Mark L. Small.

PICKER'S PARADISE
Twenty-five years of the Winfield festival, home of the U.S. Open of acoustic guitar. By David McCarty.

SUMMER WORKSHOP GUIDE
Where to study guitar playing, building, and repair this year. 

LETTERS
Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
Nichols from Heaven. Profile of Jim Nichols. By Dylan Schorer.
The Subtle Shapes of Frente. Profile of Frente. By Bryan Reesman.

Happenings
New Releases.  
Solid-Body Acoustics (No Wires Attached). De Temple solid-body acoustics. By Ben Elder.
Cybernotes.
In Memory. Obituary of Townes Van Zandt. 
Meet A.G.. 

REVIEWS

Hit List
Bill White Acre, Billy's Not Bitter. By Simone Solondz.
Bruce Cockburn, The Charity of Night. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

Curandero, Aras. By Riley Tharp.
Eliot Fisk, Segovia: Canciones Populares. By Scott Cmiel.
Lily Palmer, Butterfly Zone. By Roger Deitz.
Mark Hanson's Fingerstyle Wizard: The Wizard of Oz for Solo Guitar. By Michael John Simmons.
Mary Flower, Rosewood and Steel. By Russell Letson.
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar and Its Great Hawaiian Musicians. By Michael John Simmons.
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, For Thy Pleasure. By Mark L. Small.
Various artists, True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe. By David McCarty.
John Fahey Videos. By James Jensen.

AG LETTER
Letter from Guitar Camp. Letter from Steve Kaufman's Flatpicking Camp. By Kermit Pattison.

SONG CRAFT
The World's Loudest Folksinger. Steve Earle writes songs from the roots up. By Elijah Wald.

GEARBOX
Equipment Picks from Frente's Simon Austin. By Bryan Reesman.
Equipment Picks from Jim Nichols. By Dylan Schorer.
Equipment picks from Pat Metheny. By Mark L. Small.
Equipment picks from Scott Nygaard. By David McCarty.
Equipment picks from Steve Earle. By Elijah Wald.

New Gear
D'Addario Composite Strings.
D'Andrea Stash Strap. 
Ovation '97 Collectors' Edition.

BEGINNERS
Learning to Sight-Read. By Charles H. Chapman.

WOOD CHOPS
D A D G A D Accompaniment. By Jim Wood.

SOLO
Dreamer's Waltz, by Scott Nygaard. By David McCarty.

DEAR AG
Homemade Bottleneck Slides. By Dale Miller.
Joni Mitchell Goes Shopping. By Bronwen Morgan.
Stringing a Tiple. By William R. Cumpiano.
Tip Sheet. Alternate tuning tip. By Bob Barker.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Harmony Aero-Uke. By Rick Turner.