February 2001 (Issue No. 98)
Interviews with guitar legend Richard Thompson, Robin Nolan, Rokia Traoré, Louise Taylor, and flamenco guitarists Tomatito, Gerardo Nuñez, and Vincente Amigo. David Grisman, Bob Brozman, and Mike Auldridge's third collaboration. Lessons on country lead guitar and diminished chord in open tunings. Lowden L27F.
Turning of the Tide
- Richard Thompson
- Gerardo Nunez
Over the Mountain
- Louise Taylor
- Mike Dowling
- Sonny Rollins, arranged by Eric Lugosch
In This Issue
MORE DARING ADVENTURES
The larger-than-life songs of guitar hero and road warrior Richard Thompson. By Paul Kotapish.
OUT OF BOUNDS
Guitarists Tomatito, Gerardo Nuñez, and Vicente Amigo expand the flamenco tradition. By Stephen Dick.
David Grisman, Bob Brozman, and Mike Auldridge record the third Tone Poems collection. By Michael John Simmons.
Arhoolie Records turns 40; Malian guitarist and singer Rokia Traoré; the Robin Nolan Trio; singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur; in memory of Scott Chinery and Al Grierson.
Albums by the Tin Hat Trio, King Benny Nawahi, Dan Tyminski, Mary Gauthier, and more.
Letter from the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany. By Teja Gerken.
Soulful songwriter Louise Taylor finds her own groove. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
ON THE WEB
Free on-line guitar technique for beginners. By Andrew DuBrock.
STAGE AND STUDIO
Homegrown CD awards; discovering the rewards of passing your knowledge on to others through teaching guitar. By David Gold.
Review of Santa Cruz prewar vintage-style D/PW; profile of luthier Randy Lucas; Carvin CM-87S microphone; Lace California acoustic pickup; Planet Waves Chord Master.
Everything you ever wanted to know about tuning machines. By Rick Turner.
Safe ways to hang guitars; repairing a scratch in a French polish finish; how to tune a tiple.
How to play country lead guitar; playing diminished chords in open tunings.
OFF THE RECORD
"St. Thomas." Music by Sonny Rollins, arranged by Eric Lugosch.
Richard Thompson's Lowden L27F. By Paul Kotapish.