March 2001 (Issue No. 99)

AG 099 March 2001 Cover
 

Interviews with Stephen Page and Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies, John Cephas, Dave Alvin, and more. The rise of the nylon-string archtop guitar. Lessons on Celtic tunes in standard tuning and second guitar parts. Gibson Style O Artist.

Featured Songs

Pinch Me - Barenaked Ladied

Illinois Blues - Skip James

Wild Mountain Thyme - Traditional, arranged by Al Petteway

Summertime - George Gershwin, arranged by Tony Rice and Jerry Garcia

In This Issue

THE BARENAKED ESSENTIALS
Backstage with Steven Page and Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies, the clown princes of contemporary rock. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

BLUES AMBASSADORS
Piedmont-style guitarist John Cephas travels the world sowing the seeds of the blues. By Orville Johnson.

BRAVE NEW WORLD
The rise of the nylon-string archtop guitar. By Teja Gerken.

DEPARTMENTS

JUMP STREET
The Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington; Argentine singer-songwriter Gabriela, and her collaboration with guitarist Bill Frisell; Dave Alvin. 

REVIEWS
Albums by Paul Simon, Sandor Szabo, Sarah Harmer, and more.

ON THE WEB
How to find the stations you crave online. By Julie Bergman.

STAGE AND STUDIO
Profile of singer-songwriter Chris Bucheit, winner No. 10 in the Acoustic Guitar Homegrown CD awards. By Simone Solondz.

GEARBOX
Reviews of Martin and Tacoma acoustic bass guitars. By Teja Gerken.

NEW GEAR
Ritter gig bags; Yamaha UW500 interface for PC recording. 

DEAR AG
Helping your guitar survive fluctuations in humidity; the deceptive appearance of nylon strings; reader's tip on amplifying an acoustic guitar. 

PRIVATE LESSONS
How to arrange Celtic tunes in standard tuning; second guitar parts for accompanying another guitarist. 

OFF THE RECORD
"Summertime." Jerry Garcia and Tony Rice's version from the Pizza Tapes

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Gibson Style O Artist. By Michael Wright.

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