March 1998 (Issue No. 63)
Ricky Skaggs. The life and legend of Mississippi John Hurt. The guitar music of Madagascar. Michael Hedges remembered. Lessons on playing subtle backup guitar and using "extra" bass notes. Rare Dopyera resonators.
- Ricky Skaggs
- Mississippi John Hurt
I Still Want To
- Catie Curtis
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
- Traditional, arranged by Larry Sandberg
In This Issue
Free at last from record-biz restraints, Ricky Skaggs gets back to the heart of the country. By Ben Elder.
AVALON ON MY MIND
The life and legend of Mississippi John Hurt. By Steve James.
GUITAR MASTERS OF MADAGASCAR
A player's guide to an amazing world of music. By Danny Carnahan.
Michael Hedges, 1953-1997; profile of Jeff White; salvaged-wood guitars; Stephane Grappelli obituary; Nina Gerber profile.
Reviews of albums by Doc Watson and David Grisman, Edgar Cruz, Maura O'Connell, Utah Phillips and Mark Ross, Väsen, and more.
Letter From Austin, Texas. Battling stage fright. By John Herndon.
Her Own Drummer. The grooving music of Catie Curtis. By Scott Nygaard.
New, Used, or Vintage? Clearing the first hurdle in your search for the perfect guitar. By Marshall Newman.
Boss DB-12 Metronome; Breedlove 12-strings; Musician's PocketMemo; AKG C411 MicroMic.
"Extra" bass notes. By Larry Sandberg.
Subtle Backup. By Dylan Schorer.
Weissenborn specs; identification of an Epiphone guitar; strap buttons.
Rare Dopyera Resonators. By Teja Gerken.