October 1998 (Issue No. 70)

AG 070 October 1998 Cover
 

The new acoustic bands. Jim Croce tribute. Guitarist David Tanenbaum's work with composers to diversify the classical repertoire. Lessons on classical exercises, developing sight reading, and playing bluegrass rhythm guitar. 1708 Voboam guitar.

Featured Songs

Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies

I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song - Jim Croce

Lonesome Road Blues - Traditional, arranged by Jim Wood

All the Good Times Are Past and Gone - Traditional, arranged by Jim Wood

In This Issue

PLAYING IN THE BAND
A rising generation of bands defines a new acoustic cutting edge. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

TIME IN A BOTTLE
A 25th-anniversary tribute to Jim Croce. By Jason Zasky.

SOWING THE SEEDS
How David Tanenbaum works with top composers to vitalize and diversify the classical guitar repertoire. By Scott Cmiel.

DEPARTMENTS
JUMP STREET
Cordelia's Dad; Woody Guthrie tribute album; advice on flying with a guitar; in memory of Irving Sloane. 

REVIEWS
Albums by Laurence Juber, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Don Rigsby, and more.

AG LETTER
Letter from Sao Paolo. By John La Barbera.

SHOPTALK
How to identify and appraise a guitar. By Teja Gerken.

GEARBOX
Ithaca Stringed Instruments; review of the Gibson Songwriter guitar. 

NEW GEAR
Johnson Resonator Guitars; the Sleeve guitar holder. 

PRIVATE LESSONS
Classical exercises; developing sight reading; bluegrass rhythm. 

DEAR AG
Classical neck resets; where to find Django Reinhardt's strings; string laundering. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1708 Jean Voboam. By Francois Charle.