June 1998 (Issue No. 66)

AG 066 June 1998 Cover
 

Clarence White tribute. Interviews with Jules Shear, Dan Fogelberg, Freakwater, Tom Russell, Robin and Linda Williams, and more. Lessons on simple fiddle tunes and arranging for fingerstyle guitar. Takamine Flying A.

Featured Songs

Knockin' on Your Door - Ed Mayfield, arranged by Clarence White

Leader of the Band - Dan Fogelberg

The Sky Above, the Mud Below - Tom Russell

Soldier's Joy - Traditional, arranged by Scott Nygaard

How Can I Keep from Singing? - Traditional, arranged by Mark Hanson

In This Issue

IN GEAR
A guide to the year's best new guitars, amplification rigs, and accessories. By Teja Gerken.

FARTHER ALONG
The guitar revelations of Clarence White. By Scott Nygaard.

SHEAR INSTINCT
How Jules Shear uses unorthodox guitar and writing techniques to build songs that last. By Paul Zollo.

SECOND TIME AROUND
Dan Fogelberg finds a new lease on guitar playing and performing. By James Jensen.

DEPARTMENTS

JUMP STREET
Profiles of Freakwater, Dean Magraw, and Robin and Linda Williams. 

REVIEWS
Albums by Martin Simpson, Steve Earle, Luc Fortin and Richard Leveille, Paul McCartney's biography. 

AG LETTER
From the Hyatts' Jam. Letter from North Carolina Jam Session. By Carol Mallett Rifkin.

SONG CRAFT
The Long Way Home. Literary cowboy Tom Russell rides the songwriting range. By John Herndon.

BEGINNERS
Simple fiddle tunes. By Scott Nygaard.

WOOD CHOPS
Arranging for fingerstyle guitar. By Mark Hanson.

DEAR AG
David Wilcox tunings; advice on exchanging steel for nylon strings; proper playing posture; hand exercises.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Takamine Flying A. By Alexander M. Pepiak.