May 1999 (Issue No. 77)
Steel-string guitars under $500 reviewed. The musicians of "A Prairie Home Companion." Manuel Barrueco interview. Profiles of the Freight Hoppers, the Henrys, and Paul Galbraith. Judith Edelman interview. Saddles and bridge pins. Luthier Ralph Novak. Lessons in chords up the neck and building solos over chord changes. Music of Franco Morone. Jewel and Michael Hedges recordings reviewed. Fingerstyle instruction.
- Manuel Ponce
- Judith Edelman
Walk on J.J. Cale's Walk
- Franco Morone
In This Issue
THE BEST STEEL-STRINGS UNDER $500
A review of 14 bargain acoustics. By Teja Gerken.
Backstage with the musicians at A Prairie Home Companion. By Russell Letson.
OUTSIDE THE BOX
Manuel Barrueco takes the classical guitar from Bach to Piazzolla to the Beatles. By Scott Cmiel.
Hoppin' Young Old-Timers. Profile of old-time band the Freight Hoppers. By Leah Weiss.
Eight Is Enough. Profile of classical guitarist Paul Galbraith. By Mark L. Small.
Lap Dogs. Profile of the Henrys. By David Hamburger.
Not at NAMM. Trade Show Humor.
In Memory. Jimmy Domengeaux.
David Russell, Message of the Sea. By Mark L. Small.
Del McCoury, Doc Watson, and Mac Wiseman; Mac, Doc, and Del. By David McCarty.
Rebecca Kilgore and John Miller, It's Easy to Remember. By Dale Miller.
Rory Block, Confessions of a Blues Singer. By David Gold.
Villa-Lobos Duo, Orange Moon. By Teja Gerken.
Cathy Ryan, The Music of What Happens. By Danny Carnahan.
Robert Atyeo, Heart Like a Rubber Ball. By David Gold.
Various artists, A Child's Celebration of Lullaby. By Jessica Baron.
Various artists, Pinarenos: From the Tobacco Road of Cuba. By Danny Carnahan.
Jacques Stotzem, Fingerprint. By Gary Joyner.
Innocence Maintained. Jewel returns, with Spirit. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Woodshedding with the Masters. New fingerstyle instruction from Buster B. Jones, Craig Dobbins, and Tommy Emmanuel. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Free Swinging Soul. Michael Hedges' last recording. By Gary Joyner.
Dark Star. Bluegrass explorer Judith Edelman. By Paul Kotapish.
Immaculate Connection. New alternatives in saddles and bridge pins. By Marshall Newman.
Profile. Luthier Ralph Novak. By Michael Ross.
For Beginners. Hauling Chords Up the Neck. Up-the-neck chord lesson for beginners. By Artie Traum.
Building Solos.How to play over the changes. By Mike Christiansen.
Walk on J.J. Cale's Walk. Music by contemporary fingerstylist Franco Morone. By Russell Letson.
Archtop Pickups. By Teja Gerken.
Music Theory. Advice on learning to read music. By Gary Joyner.
Copyrighted Songs. Publishing copyrighted songs. By Dylan Schorer.
Ground Hum. By Rick Turner.
Mark Twain's Martin 2 1/2-17. By Bianca Soros.