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No. 104, August 2001

Back in the Saddle
Country superstar Emmylou Harris releases her first CD of original songs in 15 years. By Kenny Berkowitz.

Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Emmylou Harris.

Nylon and Steel
The brilliant solo and ensemble work of classical and jazz alchemist Ralph Towner. By Mark Small.

Equipment Picks: Ralph Towner's guitars and gear. 

Strike a Pose
How guitarists use hatha yoga to improve posture, flexibility, focus, and stamina. By Karen Hogg.

LETTERS
Mail. Reader letters.

JUMP STREET
Train Tracks. Profile of the pop band Train. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear used by Train.

No Contest. Profile of flatpicking champion Robert Shafer. By David McCarty.
Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of flatpicking champion Robert Shafer.

The Ghost in the Machine. An introduction to the Plek guitar setup machine. By Teja Gerken.

Happenings
Events.
News.
Contests.
In Memory. In memory of guitarist and genre-mixing pioneer Sandy Bull.
Healdsburg Guitar Festival 2001. Acoustic Guitar is sponsoring the Healdsburg Guitar Festival 2001.
Nodding to Bob. The making of the Bob Dylan tribute album, A Nod to Bob. By Sam Shaber.

REVIEWS
Blues Duets. Review of instructional CD and video featuring Woody Mann and Bob Brozman. By Dale Miller.
Kids' Stuff. Review of CDs for kids by the Banana Slug String Band, John Lithgow, Tom Chapin, and Ted Jacobs. By Jessica Baron.

Hit List
Manolo Sanlucar, Locura de Brisa Trino. By Stephen Dick.
Sharon Shannon and Friends, The Diamond Mountain Sessions.By Kenny Berkowitz.
The Cash Brothers, How Was Tomorrow. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Tim Sparks, Tanz. By Gary Joyner.
Various artists, Buried Country. By Michael John Simmons.
Andy Irvine, Way Out Yonder.By Danny Carnahan.
Leonard Cohen, Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979.  By Gary Joyner.
New Releases.
Various artists, Hellhound on My Trail: The Songs of Robert Johnson. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Lyle Ritz, Jazz. Lyle Ritz. By Michael John Simmons.
Sources. Record company addresses.
Stephen D. Anderson with Ron Cid, Visions: A Personal Tribute to Lenny Breau. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Various artists, Songcatcher. By Karen Iris Tucker.

AG LETTER
From Wintergrass. Letter from the ninth annual Wintergrass Festival in Tacoma, Washington. By Sue Thompson.

ON THE WEB
Lutherie Links. Web resources for guitar builders. By Teja Gerken.

SONG CRAFT
Editing Your Songs. How to identify what's essential and what needs trimming when writing songs. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

STAGE AND STUDIO
Hitting the Road. A guide to booking your own tour. By Sam Shaber.

GEARBOX
Review. Review of Fender GA-45SCE and Yamaha FPX300 small-bodied guitars. By Teja Gerken.
Profile. Huss and Dalton Guitars. By Bob Margolis.

New Gear
Johnson Traditional Octave Mandolin and Bouzouki.
Protek StringLife Treatment System
Raven Labs True Blue EQ.

SHOPTALK
Don't Fret. Common fret problems and how to solve them. By Frank Ford.

DEAR AG
Busker Dos and Don'ts. By Paul Kotapish.
Fahey's Best. The songbook and recording for The Best of John Fahey (1959-1977). By Matthew Kramer.
Amps and Blenders. Blenders for acoustic amps. By Teja Gerken.
Beginners' Tip. Tips on finding a guitar teacher. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

PRIVATE LESSONS
More Barre Chords. More barre chord instruction for beginners. By David Hamburger.
Lead Techniques. Position Shifting. By Larry Sandberg.

OFF THE RECORD
Neo's Song. Profile of flatpicker Sean Watkins and music to "Neo's Song". By David McCarty.
Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear used by Sean Watkins.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Stella 12-String Reproduction. By Richard Johnston.

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