January 2001 (Issue No. 97)

AG 097 January 2001 Cover

Thirteen acoustic-electrics for less than $1,000. An American guitarist's musical adventures in Mali. Interviews with Greg Brown, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, and more. Alternative tonewoods. Lessons on playing country blues and swing blues progressions. 1937 D'Angelico Excel.

Featured Songs

'Cept You and Me Babe - Greg Brown

In This Issue

ROCK THE HOUSE
Thirteen acoustic-electrics for under $1,000. By Teja Gerken.

IN GRIOT TIME
An American guitarist's musical adventures in Mali. By Banning Eyre.

HEARTLAND BARD
Interview with songwriter Greg Brown. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

DEPARTMENTS

JUMP STREET
Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott; Baden Powell, 1937-2000; singer-songwriter Merrie Amsterburg; instrumental duo Zubot and Dawson. 

REVIEWS
Albums by Hank Williams, Laurence Juber, Mike Dowling, and more.

AG LETTER
Letter from the Nordic Roots Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By Sue Thompson.

ON THE WEB
Online resources for songwriters. By Jamie Anderson.

STAGE AND STUDIO
Homegrown CD award-winner Deb Talan. By Simone Solondz.

GEARBOX
Profile of British Columbia–based luthier Shelley D. Park. By David McCarty.

NEW GEAR
Pick-up the World pickups; Washburn Guitar Pack for the beginning guitarist; Wing soundhole plug for fighting feedback from magnetic soundhole pickups. 

SHOPTALK
Alternative tonewoods. By Marshall Newman.

DEAR AG
A brief history and source list for guitarrons; resetting the neck on a Santa Cruz Tony Rice dreadnought;
an explanation of the role of dissonance in music. 

PRIVATE LESSONS
Beginning fingerstyle blues lesson; swing blues progressions. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1937 D'Angelico Excel. By George Gruhn.

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