February 1999 (Issue No. 74)

AG 074 February 1999 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Beck's new acoustic album. New soundhole designs. Nick Drake's guitar style. Profiles of Nils Lofgren and Kenny Smith. Jones and Leva interview. Germany's Open Strings Festival. Performing around one mic. Wechter Pathmaker guitar reviewed. Lessons on playing tenths and 11ths and rock and blues soloing. Music from Woody Mann. Flatpicking instruction books reviewed.

Featured Songs

Bottle of Blues - Beck

From the Morning - Nick Drake

And 3 Not 4 - Woody Mann

Where Did You Go? - James Leva

In This Issue

WHERE I'M AT
Beck's new acoustic Mutations. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

THE HOLEY GRAIL
Why leading guitar makers are rethinking traditional soundhole designs. By Teja Gerken.

VOICE FROM BEYOND
25 years later, Nick Drake's songs and brilliant guitar work are more influential than ever. By Scott Appel.

JUMP STREET
Lonesome Flatpicker. Kenny Smith fires up some clean-burning bluegrass. By David McCarty.
After the Boss. Profile of rocker Nils Lofgren. By Robin Honig.
All Around the Mic. New one-mic technique. By Scott Nygaard.

AG LETTER
Letter From Osnabrück. Letter from Peter Finger's Open Strings festival in Osnabrück, Germany. By Tim Sparks.

REVIEWS
HIT LIST
Bhuba Bruce Lewis, Walk Down That Lonesome Fretboard. By Dale Miller.
Brady Earnhart, After You. By Elizabeth Papapetrou.
Dee Carstensen, The Map. By Lissy Abraham.
Los Super Seven. By Scott Nygaard.
Nashville Bluegrass Band, American Beauty. By Sue Thompson.
Peter Finger, Between the Lines. By Gary Joyner.
Steve Kaufman and Robin Kessinger, Star of the County Down. By David McCarty.
Battlefield Band, Rain, Hail, or Shine. By Danny Carnahan.
Various artists, The Folk Scene Collection: From the Heart of Studio A. By Steve Givens.

Flatpicking Lessons. New books from four masters illuminate timeless techniques. Flatpicking lessons. By David McCarty.
Heartland Hits. New roots-rocking records from Son Volt, James McMurty, and Golden Smog. By Roger Len Smith.

SONG CRAFT
Feels Like Old Times. Jones and Leva get to the heart of the country. By Rani Arbo.

SHOPTALK
Multiple Choice. How to mix and match pickups and mics for a state-of-the-art live sound. By Chris Proctor.

GEARBOX
Review. Wechter Pathmaker. By Teja Gerken.

PRIVATE LESSONS
For Beginners. Playing with Tenths and 11ths. By Joe Deloro.
Rock and Blues. Soloing Licks and Tricks.  By David Hamburger.

SOLO
And 3 Not 4. Music by Woody Mann. By Teja Gerken.

DEAR AG
Bear Claw. Bear claw pattern in tops. By Rick Turner.
"Black Mountain Rag". Where to find "Black Mountain Rag" in tab. By Teja Gerken.
"Garry Owen" in tab. Where to find tab for "Garry Owen". By Teja Gerken.
Bluegrass Repertoire. Bluegrass repertoire. By Scott Nygaard.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1938 Gibson Advanced Jumbo. By Ben Elder.