August 1999 (Issue No. 80)

AG 080 August 1999 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Jerry Reed interview. Restoring a 19th-century Martin. How to use a direct box. Fishman Transducers. Lessons in understanding scales and intervals, Celtic backup, and open-string blues riffs. Danny Barnes' one-off CDs. Letter from a guitar store. Healdsburg Guitar Festival preview. Vince Bell profile. Charles Sawtelle remembered. Swedish folk bands Väsen and Frifot.

Featured Songs

Crash into Me - Dave Matthews

The Claw - Jerry Reed

The Liverpool Hornpipe - Traditional, arranged by John McGann

In This Issue

BAND IN A BOX
Backstage with acoustic rock mavericks Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds.  By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

GUITAR MAN
Nashville legend Jerry Reed keeps on pickin'.  By Jim Ohlschmidt.

VINTAGE ONCE MORE
An inside look at the restoration of a 19th-century Martin.  By Frank Ford.

JUMP STREET
Healdsburg Guitar Festival '99. Photo essay preview of the 1999 Healdsburg Guitar Festival. By Simone Solondz.
The Swedish Invasion. Profile of Swedish bands Väsen and Frifot. By Paul Kotapish.
Back in the Saddle. Profile of Texas singer-songwriter Vince Bell. By John Herndon.
Charles Sawtelle, 1946-1999. In memory of bluegrass guitarist Charles Sawtelle. By Scott Nygaard.

AG LETTER
From a Guitar Shop. Letter from small music stores that host picking parties. By Jim Ohlschmidt.

REVIEWS
HIT LIST
Burning Sky, Enter the Earth. By Gary Joyner.
Cliff Eberhardt, Borders. By Steve Givens.
Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Trio II. By Rani Arbo.
Eric Taylor, Resurrect. By Steve Givens.
Habib Koité and Bamada, Ma Ya. By Danny Carnahan.
Hull and Larson, Moonbeams. By Russell Letson.
Miguel de la Bastide, El Cambio. By Stephen Dick.
JAM Quartet, Jamerica: Guitar Music from the New World. By Stephen Dick.
Lia Luachra. Lia Luachra. By Julie Bergman.
Various artists, Toddlers Sing. By Jessica Baron.

Life of the Party. Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter releases a career retrospective of hits and rarities. By Karen Iris Tucker.
Towner Comes Alive. A marvelous new video shows one-of-a-kind virtuoso Ralph Towner at work. By Gary Joyner.
Tabloid Ballads. Two new collections of early 20th-century songs tell long-forgotten lurid tales. By Michael John Simmons.

STAGE AND STUDIO
Direct Boxes. Why you need them and how to use them. By Mark Frink.
Burn Your Own. Danny Barnes of the Bad Livers finds freedom in one-off CD making. By Teja Gerken.

GEARBOX
Fishman Transducers. Profile of Larry Fishman and Fishman Transducers electronic equipment company. By Teja Gerken.
Picking a Thumbpick. Review of thumbpick styles and manufacturers. By Gary Joyner.

DEAR AG
Acoustic Double-necks. Sources for acoustic double-neck guitars. By Teja Gerken.
Green Guitars. Green guitars made of wood from sustainable-yield forests. By Rick Turner.
Nashville Tuning. Nashville tuning and string sets. By Teja Gerken.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Understanding Scales and Intervals. Basics. Learning major and minor scales and intervals. By Scott Nygaard.
Celtic Backup. Chords on the Fly. Choosing the right chords to accompany Irish tunes. By John McGann.
Rock and Blues. Open-String Riffs. Blues riffs using open strings. By Joe Deloro.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1934 Larson Brothers Big Boy. 1934 Larson Brothers Big Boy extra-jumbo guitar. By Bianca Soros.

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