July 1997 (Issue No. 55)

AG 055 July 1997 Cover
 

Music Special

Jewel writes songs of hope for the next generation. Martin Simpson makes the steel strings sing. Jesse Fuller, the one-man blues band. Martin Taylor's dazzling fingerstyle jazz. Gillian Welch is the new voice of American primitive. A guide to creating your own website. How harmony builds mood and meaning in Townes Van Zandt's "Pancho and Lefty." Bass line basics.

Featured Songs

You Were Meant for Me - Jewel

Donal Og/My Generous Lover/The Coo Coo Bird/Santa Cruz - Traditional, arr. by Martin Simpson, except "Santa Cruz," by Martin Simpson

San Francisco Bay Blues - Jesse Fuller

Georgia on My Mind - Music by Hoagy Carmichael, arr. by Martin Taylor

Annabelle - Gillian Welch

In This Issue

JEWEL
Songs of hope for the next generation.  By Paul Zollo.

MARTIN SIMPSON
Making the steel strings sing. By Danny Carnahan.

JESSE FULLER
One-man blues band. By Elijah Wald.

MARTIN TAYLOR
Dazzling fingerstyle jazz. By Jim Ohlschmidt.

GILLIAN WELCH
The new voice of American primitive. By Scott Nygaard.

LETTERS
Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
Multitrack Bach. Kurt Rodarmer's Goldberg Variations. By Mark L. Small.
Mystic Minstrel. Profile of Donovan. By Janet Butler.

Happenings
New Releases. 
News. 
The Ultimate Travel Guitar. Miniature guitars. By Simone Solondz.
Events. 
In Memory. In memory, Arthur Crow. 
Seven-string swing. Profile of Howard Alden. By Charles H. Chapman.
Cybernotes.
Meet A.G.. 

REVIEWS

Hit List
Altan, The Best of Altan. By Danny Carnahan.
Chris Smither, Small Revelations. By Simone Solondz.
Guy Clark, Keepers. By Roger Deitz.
Laurel Zucker and Richard Savino, Mauro Giuliani: Music for Flute and Guitar. By Mark L. Small.
Mary Chapin Carpenter, A Place in the World. By Steve Givens.
Various Artists, 15 Down Home Country Blues Classics. By Steve Boisson.
Various artists, The Moon and the Banana Tree: New Guitar Music from Madagascar. By Danny Carnahan.
Legacy Reissues. By Roger Deitz.
Flatpicking Books. By Phil Campbell.

AG LETTER
Letter from Home. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

REVIEWS
Www.joeguitar.com. A step-by-step guide to creating your own Web site. By Elizabeth Papapetrou.

SONG CRAFT
Inside a Classic Song. How harmony builds mood and meaning in Townes Van Zandt's "Pancho and Lefty". By Stephen Dick.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Jewel. By Paul Zollo.

New Gear
Breedlove Ed Gerhard Model. 
Kyser Lifeguard Humidifier. 
Rivera Sedona Acoustic Amp.
Equipment picks from Donovan. By Janet Butler.
Equipment picks from Kurt Rodarmer. By Mark L. Small.
Equipment picks from Howard Alden. By Charles H. Chapman.
Equipment picks from Gillian Welch. By Scott Nygaard.
Equipment picks from Martin Simpson. By Danny Carnahan.
Equipment picks from Martin Taylor. By Jim Ohlschmidt.

BEGINNERS
Bass line basics. By David Hamburger.

DEAR AG
Defining Ragtime. By Dale Miller.
Dreadnought Values. By Richard Johnston.
Slack-key Lessons. By Michael John Simmons.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1902 Martin Ten-String. By Richard Johnston.

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