April 1999 (Issue No. 76)

AG 076 April 1999
 

Issue Highlights

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings interview. Summer study guide 1999. Taj Mahal interview. Richard Buckner and Eddy Lawrence profiles. Teenage luthier Joshia de Jonge. Crate Taxi amp reviewed. Lessons in blues/roots fingerpicking and combining bass lines and chords. A visit to the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. New Gypsy jazz recordings. The Kerrville Folk Festival. Luthier Kevin Ryan.

Featured Songs

Take Me Back - Traditional, arranged by Steve James

Caleb Meyer - Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

When I Feel the Sea Beneath My Sould - Taj Mahal

In This Issue

HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN
A songwriting workshop with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, the new stars of old-time country.  By Simone Solondz.

BUILDING THE TAJ MAHAL
The roots music ambassador looks back on three decades of progress and motion.  By Dale Miller.

1999 SUMMER STUDY GUIDE
Camps and workshops for players and makers.

DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS
Joining the campfire song circles at the Kerrville Folk Festival.  By Cosy Sheridan.

IF I HAD A HAMMER
Hands-on learning at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.  By Mark Need.

JUMP STREET
Child's Play. Profile of luthier Joshia de Jonge. By Simone Solondz.
Satire on the Cheap. Profile of satirical songwriter Eddy Lawrence. By David Hamburger
No Repression. Profile of songwriter Richard Buckner. By Roger Len Smith.
Yanni Meets Megadeth (With a Heart). Commentary on media-hype. By Scott Nygaard.

REVIEWS
HIT LIST
John Gorka, After Yesterday. By Rani Arbo.
Matt Eakle, Flute Jazz. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
One Alternative, Changes. By Gary Joyner.
Special Consensus, Our Little Town. By Sue Thompson.
Various artists, Sounds of Wood and Steel. By Russell Letson.
Various artists, Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf. By Steve Givens.
Brian Lillie and the Squirrel Mountain Orchestra, Row Boats. By Steve Givens.
Butch Baldassari, New Classics for Bluegrass Mandolin. By David McCarty.
David Starobin, Newdance. By Stephen Dick.
Jose Louis Monton, Aroma. By Stephen Dick.

Swingin' Strings. A bevy of new Hot Club-style recordings. By Russell Letson.

GEARBOX
Review. Crate Taxi Amp. By Teja Gerken.
Profile. Kevin Ryan Guitars. By Julie Bergman.

PRIVATE LESSONS
For Beginners. Blues/Roots Fingerstyle. By Steve James.
Jazz Techniques. Combining Bass Lines and Chords.  By Charles H. Chapman.

DEAR AG
Guitar Careers. Music careers. By Scott Nygaard.
Signal Loss. By Rick Turner.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1920s Lyric Hawaiian.  By Ben Elder.