August 1998 (Issue No. 68)

AG 068 August 1998 Cover
 

Custom guitar gallery. Tribute to bluesman Josh White. Interviews with Tommy Emmanuel, Mary Lou Lord, J.P. Cormier, Sons of the Never Wrong, and Dan Bern. Lessons on Irish accompaniment and learning songs off records. 1954 D'Angelico archtop.

Featured Songs

Landlord - Gene Raskin, arranged by Josh White

Mr. Guitar - Tommy Emmanuel

Oh Sister - Dan Bern

The Star of Munster - Paul Kotapish

Bonnie Dundee - Traditional, arranged by Glenn Weiser

In This Issue

GUITAR 2000
Today's state of the art, tomorrow's innovations. By Simone Solondz.

FREEDOM ROAD
A tribute to Josh White, bluesman, songster, and activist ahead of his time. By Don McLean.

UP FROM DOWN UNDER
Meet Tommy Emmanuel, Australia's powerhouse of instrumental pop. By Jim Ohlschmidt.

DEPARTMENTS

JUMP STREET
Mary Lou Lord; Sons of the Never Wrong; J.P. Cormier; in memory of Nick Webb. 

REVIEWS

Albums by Jonatha Brooke, Peter Mayer, Robben Ford, Roy Book Binder, Peter Finger and Florian Poser, Charlie Byrd Trio, Chris Smither, and more.

AG LETTER
Letter from Portugal. By Tim Sparks.

SHOPTALK
Bridge Repairs. What to do when bad things happen to good bridges. By Rick Turner.

SONG CRAFT
One Thing Real. The raw talent of next-gen troubador Dan Bern. By Derk Richardson.

GEARBOX
Ovation SMT review. By Teja Gerken.

NEW GEAR
Graph Tech nuts and saddles; Ibanez Artwood AC70LG; PJ Golds strings. 

PRIVATE LESSONS
Irish Accompaniment. By Paul Kotapish.
Learning songs off albums. By Dylan Schorer.
Transcription gear. By Dylan Schorer.

SOLO
"Bonnie Dundee." Traditional, arranged by Glenn Weiser. 

DEAR AG
Manouche CDs; restringing a parlor guitar; nail reinforcement. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1954 D'Angelico New Yorker archtop. By Michael John Simmons.