September 1998 (Issue No. 69)

AG 069 September 1998 Cover
 

Interviews with Chris Whitley, Arlo Guthrie, Jerry Douglas, Monte Montgomery, Bill Cooley, and Guy Davis. The return of OM guitars. Lessons on tackling barre chords, bossa nova basics, and choosing the right guitar teacher. 1930 Martin 000-45 Deluxe.

Featured Songs

Scrapyard Lullaby - Chris Whitley

Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie

A Tribute to Peador O'Donnell - Jerry Douglas

If You Love Somebody - Guy Davis

Rosalie - George Root, arranged by Mike Dowling

In This Issue

GRIT AND GROOVE
The new acoustic visions of Chris Whitley. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

OM AGAIN
A pioneering flattop returns to the spotlight. By Marshall Newman.

THE RISING SON
Thirty years after "Alice's Restaurant," Arlo Guthrie keeps the good music and good works flowing. By Roger Deitz.

SUPER SLIDEMAN
Jerry Douglas, Dobrologist and session player extraordinaire, steps out on a new solo album. By David Hamburger.

DEPARTMENTS

JUMP STREET
Monte Montgomery; Henri Dikongue; Pete Seeger tribute album; Bill Cooley; in memory of Helen Carter Jones. 

REVIEWS
Albums by Brooks Williams, Cherish the Ladies, Larry Sparks, Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin, Pierre Bensusan and Didier Malherbe, and more.

SHOPTALK
Guitar 2001. Thoughts on the state of the art in guitar making. 

SONG CRAFT
Renaissance Man. Guy Davis calls down the thunder in song, stories, and theater. By Steve Boisson.

GEARBOX
Fishman Rare Earth pickups. By Teja Gerken.

NEW GEAR

D'Addario Pro Arte composite strings; Galaxy Audio Far Outlet. 

PRIVATE LESSONS
Tackling barre chords; bossa nova basics; choosing the right teacher. 

SOLO
"Rosalie." Music by George Root, arranged by Mike Dowling. 

DEAR AG
Django Reinhardt transcriptions; lifting pickguards; playing harmonics. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1930 Martin 000-45 Deluxe. By Eric Schoenberg.

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