November 2000 (Issue No. 95)
Shopping for a custom guitar. New gear at NAMM 2000. Ian Anderson's visual songwriting with Jethro Tull. Singer-songwriter Stacey Earle lays her love on the line. How to succeed as an on-stage side musician. How to diagnose loose parts on your guitar. Double dropped-D tuning.
Thick as Brick
- Ian Anderson and Gerald Bostock
Makes Me Happy
- Stacey Earle
- Traditional, arr. by Nic Jones
In This Issue
MADE TO ORDER
Shopping for a custom guitar. By Julie Bergman.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Inspiring new guitars, multitrack recorders, accessories, and more introduced at the summer NAMM show. By Teja Gerken.
Ian Anderson's three decades of visual songwriting with Jethro Tull. By Steve Boisson.
The Warner Collection. Review and brief history of the Anne and Frank Warner Collection of traditional American songs. By Rani Arbo.
Our Back Pages. Excerpts from Acoustic Guitar No. 56, August 1997.
Voice on the Verge. Profile of singer-songwriter Jess Klein. By Karen Iris Tucker.
Topical Optimist. Profile of singer-songwriter Peter Mayer. By Kenneth M. Sheldon.
X-Rey Vision. Profile of blues guitarist and singer Del Rey. By Russell Letson.
Letter from Cape Breton. Letter from the Cape Breton kitchen music scene. By Gregory R. McGuire.
Still Killing Fascists. Woody Guthrie tribute albums connect the past with the present. Review of Mermaid Avenue, Vol.2, by Billy Bragg and Wilco, and 'Til We Outnumber 'Em by various artists. By Simone Solondz.
Celtic Connections. Review of Celtic fingerstyle videos by Tony McManus. By Paul Kotapish.
Orville Johnson, Slide and Joy!. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Rebecca Martin, Thoroughfare. By Karen Iris Tucker.
The Johnny Staats Project, Wires and Wood. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Various artists, Republica Dominica. By Danny Carnahan.
Waybacks, Devolver. By Teja Gerken.
Cucanandy, He Didn't Dance. By Danny Carnahan.
Gilbert Isbin, Gilbert Isbin Plays Nick Drake. By Gary Joyner.
Raphael Fays, En Concert. By David McCarty.
Various artists: The Story the Crow Told Me: Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s, Vols. 1 and 2. By Michael John Simmons.
Chuck Suchy, Different Line of Time. By Gary Joyner.
Steve James, Boom Chang. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Steve Young, Primal Young. By Rani Arbo.
Sources. Record company addresses.
Trio Terracotta, Savia. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Heart and Soul. Late-blooming singer-songwriter Stacey Earle lays her love on the line. By Rani Arbo.
STAGE AND STUDIO
Homegrown CD Awards. The Haoles, Modern Stone Age Music. Profile and review of the sixth Homegrown CD Award winners, the Haoles. By Scott Nygaard.
Hired Gun. How to succeed as an on-stage side musician. By Scott Nygaard.
Shake, Rattle, and Roll. How to diagnose loose parts on your guitar. How to diagnose and treat loose parts on your guitar. By Frank Ford.
Guthrie Thomas. What Guthrie Thomas has been doing lately. By Paul Kotapish.
Effects Pedals. Effects boxes used with blender-powered acoustic guitars. By Teja Gerken.
Joni Mitchell's Stage Ax. Guitars and processor used by Joni Mitchell for live performances. By Paul Kotapish.
Harmonic-Minor Scale. Explaining the harmonic-minor scale. By Andrew DuBrock.
Double Dropped-D Tuning. Basics. An introduction to playing in double dropped-D tuning. By Dylan Schorer.
Fingerstyle Techniques. Rhythmic Variations. Variations in fingerpicking patterns. By Gary Joyner.
OFF THE RECORD
Canadee-I-O. Music by Nic Jones. Profile of English folk guitarist Nic Jones and transcription of "Canadee-I-O". By Dylan Schorer.
Selmer Modele Jazz. Selmer Modele Jazz guitar played by Django Reinhardt. By Michael John Simmons.