June 1999 (Issue No. 78)

AG 078 June 1999 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Steve Earle and Del McCoury interview. New at NAMM 1999. Kate and Anna McGarrigle interview. Geoff Muldaur, Tin Hat Trio, and Chuck Pyle profiles. Beth Orton interview. Lessons in swing chord progressions and perfecting your rhythm playing. Luthier Maurice DuPont. Takamine and Yamaha acoustic-electric guitars reviewed.

Featured Songs

Green Green Rocky Road - Kate and Anna McGarrigle

Leroy's Dustbowl Blues - Steve Earle

Love Like Laughter - Beth Orton

In This Issue

NASHVILLE CATS
Country-rock rebel Steve Earle joins forces with the first family of bluegrass, the Del McCoury Band. By Scott Nygaard.

GEAR '99
New trends and products spotted at the winter NAMM show. By Teja Gerken.

A RIVER OF SONG
Kate and Anna McGarrigle celebrate 25 years of all-in-the-family folk music.  By Paul Zollo.

JUMP STREET
Revivalist Revived. Profile of folk and blues singer Geoff Muldaur. By David Hamburger.
Talking Hats. Profile of avant garde Tin Hat Trio. By Michael Ross.
Zen Cowboy. Profile of singer-songwriter Chuck Pyle. By Brad Smithe.
Ask Dr. Headstock. Advice on ordering custom guitars. 
Acoustic Guitar on the Web. Description of AG Web site. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

AG LETTER
Letter From IBMA. By David McCarty.

REVIEWS
HIT LIST
Adrian Byron Burns, Back to the Woods. By David Gold.
Bad Livers, Industry and Thrift. By Rani Arbo.
Pat Kirtley, Rural Life. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Scott Hamilton and Bucky Pizzarelli, The Red Door. By Russell Letson.
Solas, The Words that Remain. By Sue Thompson.
Tannahill Weavers, Epona. By Danny Carnahan.
Isato Nakagawa, John Renbourn, and Peter Finger, In Concert. By Gary Joyner.
Jeremy Wallace, My Lucky Day. By David Gold.
Ray Kane, Wa'ahila. By Russell Letson.
Various artists, Great Guitar Lessons: Fingerstyle Techniques. By Gary Joyner.

Flatpicking Festival. Four new videos explore the roots and branches of bluegrass guitar. By David McCarty.
Pushing the Envelope. New CDs from three fingerstyle adventurers. By Teja Gerken.

SONG CRAFT
She Cries Your Name. Techno-troubadour Beth Orton returns with Central Reservation. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

GEARBOX
Profile. Maurice Dupont. By Michael John Simmons.
Review. Takamine LTD 99 and Yamaha Compass. By Teja Gerken.

PRIVATE LESSONS
For Beginners. Counting the Beats. Rhythm exercises. By Joe Deloro.
Jazz Technique. Swing Chord Progressions. By David Hamburger.

DEAR AG
Cutaways and Sound. How cutaways affect the sound of your guitar. By Richard Johnston.
Guitar Polishes. By Rick Turner.
Daniel Hecht. By Teja Gerken.
Tip Sheet. Anchoring your Ovation. By John Stanbury.
Wengewood. By Rick Turner.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Klein / Romanek 16-string. By Teja Gerken.