February 2001 (Issue No. 98)

AG 098 February 2001 Cover
 

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.

Featured Songs

Turning of the Tide - Richard Thompson

Sevilla - Gerardo Nunez

Over the Mountain - Louise Taylor

Diminishing Returns - Mike Dowling

St. Thomas - 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.

VINTAGE SLIDE
David Grisman, Bob Brozman, and Mike Auldridge record the third Tone Poems collection. By Michael John Simmons.

DEPARTMENTS

JUMP STREET
Arhoolie Records turns 40; Malian guitarist and singer Rokia TraorĂ©; the Robin Nolan Trio; singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur; in memory of Scott Chinery and Al Grierson. 

REVIEWS
Albums by the Tin Hat Trio, King Benny Nawahi, Dan Tyminski, Mary Gauthier, and more.

AG LETTER
Letter from the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany. By Teja Gerken.

SONG CRAFT
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.

GEARBOX
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. 

SHOPTALK
Everything you ever wanted to know about tuning machines. By Rick Turner.

DEAR AG
Safe ways to hang guitars; repairing a scratch in a French polish finish; how to tune a tiple. 

PRIVATE LESSONS
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. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Richard Thompson's Lowden L27F. By Paul Kotapish.