May 1999 (Issue No. 77)

AG 077 May 1999 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

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.

Featured Songs

Estrellita - Manuel Ponce

Coming Home - 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.

KEILLOR'S KINGDOM
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.

JUMP STREET
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. 

REVIEWS
HIT LIST
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.

SONG CRAFT
Dark Star. Bluegrass explorer Judith Edelman. By Paul Kotapish.

SHOPTALK
Immaculate Connection. New alternatives in saddles and bridge pins. By Marshall Newman.

GEARBOX
Profile. Luthier Ralph Novak. By Michael Ross.

PRIVATE LESSONS
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.

SOLO
Walk on J.J. Cale's Walk. Music by contemporary fingerstylist Franco Morone. By Russell Letson.

DEAR AG
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.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Mark Twain's Martin 2 1/2-17. By Bianca Soros.

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