December 1999 (Issue No. 84)

AG 084 December 1999
 

Issue Highlights

Leo Kottke interview. Restaurant gigs. Four blues songs from Steve James. Jesse Winchester interview. Profiles of Ana Egge, Clive Carroll, and Jeff Autry. Taylor and Guild 12-strings reviewed. Lessons and arpeggios in melodies and low-C tuning. African CDs reviewed. Advice on setting your rates as a sideman and succeeding as an opening act. Music from Buena Vista Social Club.

Featured Songs

Three Quarter North - Leo Kottke

Crow Jane - Steve James

Stack Lee's Blues - Steve James

Roll and Tumble - Steve James

Buddy Bolden's Blues - Steve James

That's What Makes You Strong - Jesse Winchester

Walker Street - Traditional, arranged by Paul Kotapish

Tripping up the Stairs - Traditional, arranged by Paul Kotapish

Banks of the Ohio - Traditional, arranged by David Hamburger

La Comparsa - Eliades Ochoa

In This Issue

ONE GUITAR, NO BORDERS
The new solo adventures of Leo Kottke.  By Russell Letson.

GUITAR A LA CARTE
A complete guide to restaraunt gigs.  By Gary Joyner.

FOUR VIEWS ON THE BLUES
Songs from the heart of the blues repertoire.  By Steve James.

JUMP STREET
One Is Enough. Profile of Eric Royer's one-man band and guitar machine. By Paul Kotapish.
Austin Power. Profile of Texas singer-songwriter Ana Egge. By Julie Bergman.
Bluegrass 2000. Profile of bluegrass flatpicker Jeff Autry. By David McCarty.
In Memory. In memory of classical guitar innovator Alexandre Lagoya. 
A Sixth Sense for Six Strings. A profile of Irish fingerstyle guitarist Clive Carroll. By Chris Mosey.

REVIEWS
 Blue Africa. New African recordings by Habib Koité and Bamanda, Taj Mahal and Toumani Diabate, Ali Farka Toure, and others. By Danny Carnahan.
Just Like a Train. Three new CDs from the amazingly prolific jazzman Bill Frisell: Good Dog, Happy Man; The Sweetest Punch; and Songs We KnowBy Scott Nygaard.

AG LETTER
Letter from Chetfest. Letter from the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society convention. By Russell Letson.

HIT LIST
Christopher Laughlin, Simplicio. By Mark L. Small.
Dakota Dave Hull and Kari Larson, The Goose is Getting Fat.  By Ben Elder.
Erica Wheeler, Three Wishes. By Steve Givens.
Heritage, A Christmas Heritage. By Paul Kotapish.
James Keelaghan, Road. By Steve Givens.
Patrick Street, Live from Patrick Street. By Danny Carnahan.
Various artists, A Mediterranean Odyssey. By Danny Carnahan.
George Gruhn, Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars, Second Edition. By Teja Gerken.
Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, Winter's Grace. By Sue Thompson.
Paul Kingsbury (editor), The Encyclopedia of Country Music. By Michael John Simmons.

SONG CRAFT
Diamond Cuts. After an 11-year hiatus, pop songsmith Jesse Winchester emerges from the studio with a certified gem. By Dan Ouellette.

STAGE AND STUDIO
Getting Paid. How to set your rates for side work in the studio and on stage. By David Hamburger.
Frontline Serenade. How to succeed as an opening act. By Cosy Sheridan.

GEARBOX
Profile. Dudenbostel Stringed Instruments. By David McCarty.
Review. Guild and Taylor 12-strings. By Teja Gerken.

DEAR AG
Split Saddles. Undersaddle pickups for bridges with split saddles. By Teja Gerken.
Fingerpicking Christmas. Books and videos with fingerstyle arrangements of Christmas music. By Paul Kotapish.
Holding a Flatpick. Advice on the proper way to hold a flatpick. By Scott Nygaard.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Arpeggios and Melodies. Using arpeggios to play fiddle tunes on the guitar. By Paul Kotapish.
Low-C Tuning. Learning to play in low-C tuning. By David Hamburger.

OFF THE RECORD
La Comparsa. Music by Ernesto Lecuona. Eliades Ochoa's arrangement of "La Comparsa". By Danny Carnahan.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1934 Martin D-45. Jackie "Kid" Moore's 1934 Martin D-45 12-fret dreadnought. By Bianca Soros.

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