June 1997 (Issue No. 54)

AG 054 June 1997 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Earl Klugh on his jazz and pop influences. How to play Texas swing style. Three guitarist/producers share the secrets of their craft in the studio and onstage. How pro players promote their music on the Internet. Pierce Pettis finds biblical and literary songwriting inspiration. Using the Circle of Fifths. Double-stop fiddle licks.

Featured Songs

Sunset Island - Earl Klugh

Leather Britches - Traditional, backup performed by Rex Gillentine

Swimming - Pierce Pettis

What a Friend We Have in Jesus - Music by Charles Converse, arr. by Glenn Weiser

In This Issue

THE MIDAS TOUCH
Earl Klugh finds his own road betwen jazz and pop. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
TEXAS SWING
How to play that punchy, versatile backup style. By Hal Glatzer.
SINGER-SONGWRITER SIDEMEN
Three top guitarist/producers share the secrets of their craft in the studio and on stage. By David Hamburger.

LETTERS
Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
The Last D'Aquisto. John Monteleone's completion of a D'Aquisto Solo. By Bronwen Morgan.
Wayne's World. Profile of Wayne Johnson. By Mark Hanson.

Happenings
New Releases.  
Acoustic Warriors. Profile of Asylum Street Spankers. By David Gold.
Events. 
News. News. 
Womanly Hips, Inc.. Performers' music publishing companies. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Cybernotes. 
Meet A.G..

REVIEWS
Hit List
Adrian Legg, Waiting for a Dancer. By Steve Boisson.

Janet Feder, ICYIMI. By Harry Fleishman.
Karan Casey, Songlines. By Simone Solondz.
Peter Keane, Walkin' Around. By Steve Boisson.
Riders in the Sky, Public Cowboy #1. By Michael John Simmons.
Robin Kessinger, Robin Kessinger. By David McCarty.
Special Consensus, Strong Enough to Bend. By David McCarty.
Bobby Lee Rodgers and the Herd, Water Buffalo. By Charles H. Chapman.
Kick at Heaven, Live at Sun Mountain. By Roger Deitz.
Stephen Bennett, Pictures. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Western Swing Guitar. Ray Benson, Rich O'Brien, Jon Sholle, various artists. By Michael John Simmons.
Celtic Guitar CDs. Steve Baughman, Jon Hicks, John Sherman, David Surette. By Russell Letson.

AG LETTER
Letter from Sicily. Letter from Sicily. By Artie Traum.

SHOPTALK
The Acoustic Web. How pro players are promoting their music on the World Wide Web. By Elizabeth Papapetrou.

SONG CRAFT
Southern Lights. Pierce Pettis turns biblical and literary inspirations into songwriting gems, intro by Simone Solondz. By Shelton Clark.

GEARBOX
Equipment Picks from Earl Klugh. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Equipment Picks from John Jennings. By David Hamburger.
Equipment Picks from John Leventhal. By David Hamburger.
Equipment Picks from Pete Kennedy. By David Hamburger.
Equipment Picks from Philip Hii. By Simone Solondz.
Equipment Picks from Pierce Pettis. By Shelton Clark.
Equipment Picks from Texas Swing Players Joey McKenzie, Jerry Thomason, Rex Gillentine. By Hal Glatzer.
Equipment Picks from the Asylum Street Spankers. By David Gold.
Equipment Picks from Wayne Johnson. By Mark Hanson.
Review. Alesis Nanoverb. By Stephen Dick.

New Gear
Carrico's E-Z Pegs. Carrico's E-Z Pegs. 
Fender Powerstage Portable PA System. Fender Powerstage portable PA system. 
Martin 00-16DB. Martin 00-16DB. 

BEGINNERS
Using the Circle of Fifths. Using the circle of fifths. By Dale Miller.

WOOD CHOPS
Double-Stop Fiddle Licks. Double-stop fiddle licks. By Glenn Weiser.

SOLO
Toccata. Toccata by J.S. Bach, transcribed by Philip Hii. By Mark L. Small.

DEAR AG
Classical Standards. By Michael John Simmons.
Goya Guitars. By George Gruhn.
Pianists' Envy. By Stephen Dick.
Banjoizing a Guitar. By Richard Johnston.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1932 Gelas Hawaiian. By Francois Charle.