December 1997 (Issue No. 60)

AG 060 December 1997 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Essential albums by 30 hot artists. Profile on Kelly Joe Phelps. How to share your love of music with your kids. Amplifying your guitar. Playing with elegance. Chords for songwriters.

Featured Songs

Footprints - Kelly Joe Phelps

Angels We Have Heard on High - Traditional, arr. by Mike Marshall

In This Issue

THE NEXT GENERATION
Essential CDs by 30 hot artists. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
New Bluesmen. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Fingerstyle Wizards. By Todd Ellison.
New Mountain Music. By Scott Nygaard.
Singer-songwriters on the loose. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

DEEP BLUES
Meet Kelly Joe Phelps, a dazzling new voice in slide guitar. By Dylan Schorer.
Getting Started with Lap-Style Slide. By Dylan Schorer.

STRIKE UP THE BAND
How to share your love of music with your kids. By Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.

LETTERS
Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
Four-String Funk. Profile of Sara K. By Steve Givens.
Slaid Cleaves Hits the Road. Profile of Slaid Cleaves. By David W. Johnson.

Happenings
New Releases. 
News. 
Between The Lines. Commentary on music journalism. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Events. 
Alternate Tunings: A Readers Guide. Humorous alternate tunings. 

Cyber Notes.
In Memory. Obituary of Roy Huskey Jr. 

AG LETTER
Letter from Quebec. By David Surette.

REVIEWS

Hit List
Ana Egge, River Under the Road. By John Herndon.
Beth Orton, Trailer Park. Beth Orton. By Bryan Reesman.
Bob Brozman and Ledward Kaapana, Kika Kila Meets Ki Ho'alu. By Russell Letson.
Cor Mutsers and Patrick van Gerven, We Are Not Alone. By Russell Letson.
John McCutcheon, Sprout Wings and Fly. By Kermit B. Pattison.
Stephane Grappelli and Martin Taylor, Reunion. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Steven King, Acoustic Swing. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Smartstart Guitar. Children's guitar instruction. By Christopher Smith.
Mexican and Cuban CDs. By Stephen Dick.
Celtic Guitar Books. By Art Edelstein.

SHOPTALK
Amplifying Your Guitar. Tips, techniques, and hard-earned lessons from a touring pro. By Scott Nygaard.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Sara K. By Steve Givens.
Equipment picks from Slaid Cleaves. Slaid Cleaves. By David W. Johnson.
Equipment picks from Kelly Joe Phelps. By Dylan Schorer.
Equipment picks from Mike Marshall. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Review. Tacoma Papoose. By Dylan Schorer.

New Gear
Carvin AG 100D. 
Heartwoodes Straps. 
Passport Memphis.

BEGINNERS
Playing with Elegance. By Dale Miller.

WOOD CHOPS
Chords for Songwriters. By Gary Talley.

SOLO
Angels We Have Heard on High. Mike Marshall Christmas arrangement. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

DEAR AG
Seven-String FlattopsBy Michael John Simmons.
Ramblin' Jack's Java. By Steve Boisson.
Fingerboard Radius. Explanation of neck radius. By Rick Turner.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Dobro Zephyr. By Rick Turner.

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