November 2000 (Issue No. 95)

Acoustic Guitar 095 November 2000 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

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.

Featured Songs

Thick as Brick - Ian Anderson and Gerald Bostock

Makes Me Happy - Stacey Earle

Canadee-I-O - 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.

PASSION PLAYS
Ian Anderson's three decades of visual songwriting with Jethro Tull. By Steve Boisson.

LETTERS
Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
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.

Happenings
Events.
News.
Topical Optimist. Profile of singer-songwriter Peter Mayer. By Kenneth M. Sheldon.
Contests.
Cyber Notes.
X-Rey Vision. Profile of blues guitarist and singer Del Rey. By Russell Letson.

AG LETTER
Letter from Cape Breton. Letter from the Cape Breton kitchen music scene. By Gregory R. McGuire.

REVIEWS
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.

Hit List
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.
New Releases.
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.

SONG CRAFT
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.

SHOPTALK
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.

DEAR AG
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.

PRIVATE LESSONS
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.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Selmer Modele Jazz. Selmer Modele Jazz guitar played by Django Reinhardt. By Michael John Simmons.