No. 115, July 2002

How Can I Keep from Singing?
Pete Seeger looks back at a life of stories and songs--and ahead to the next verse. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Pete Seeger.

How Can I Keep from Singing?
Pete Seeger's Legacy. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Pete Seeger.

Affordable Classics
Sixteen nylon-string guitars under $1,500. By Teja Gerken.

Their Way
The winners of the 2002 Homegrown CD Awards. By Simone Solondz.

LETTERS
Mail. Reader letters.

JUMP STREET
Nostalgia Trip. David Peterson and 1946 pay tribute to the early days of bluegrass. By Sue Thompson.
Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of David Peterson and 1946.

Dave Van Ronk, 1936-2002. Obituary of blues and folk music revivalist Dave Van Ronk. By Richard Johnston.
Theater Folk. Pop/folk quartet Eddie from Ohio display their comedic sense and patriotism on their most recent releases, Quick and 9eleven Relief. By Ben Elder.
Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Eddie from Ohio.

Happenings
New Releases
News. News.
Bluegrass Grows at the Grammys. The soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Alison Krauss accounted for several of the nine Grammys awarded to bluegrass musicians. By Nicole Solis.

Happenings
Events.  
In Memory. In memory of Harlan Howard, Mark Vann, and Dave Grant.

REVIEWS
Love's Microcosm. The Indigo Girls' new CD Become You reflects on romance. By Kate Isenberg.
Blue Hawaii. Review of new slack-key, slide guitar, and ukulele CDs: To Honor a Queen by Ozzie Kotani, The Waikiki Steel Works by Frank Novicki and Ben Bonham, and A Night of Ukulele Jazz: Live at McCabe's by Lyle Ritz and Herb Ohta. By Michael John Simmons.

Hit List
Craig Dobbins, Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Dayna Kurtz, Postcards from Downtown. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Emiel van Dijk, Across the Borders. By Gary Joyner.
Issa Bagayoyo, Timbuktu. By Danny Carnahan.
Lori McKenna, Pieces of Me. By Karen Iris Tucker.
Solas, The Edge of Silence. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Tom Adams, Adams County Banjo. By David McCarty.
John Hartford, Steam Powered Aereo-Takes. By David McCarty.
Marco Pereira, Valsas Brasileiras. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Rodney Hayden, The Real Thing. By Kenny Berkowitz.

HERE'S HOW
Joining In. Advice on playing in a jam session and jam etiquette. By Cosy Sheridan.

ON THE WEB
Hear, Hear. An annotated guide to ear training resources on the Web. By Andrew DuBrock.

SONG CRAFT
Holding Up the Sky. Alt-country songwriters and backing musicians Buddy and Julie Miller step into the limelight on their self-titled CD. By Melanie Haiken.
Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Buddy and Julie Miller.

STAGE AND STUDIO
Music Biz 101. What every artist should know about contracts, copyrights, and royalties. Explanation of how performing rights organizations and arts attorneys can help musicians protect their music. By Danny Carnahan.

GEARBOX
Profile. John Buscarino Guitars. Profile of archtop and nylon-string builder John Buscarino. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.

SHOPTALK
Shopping for Bargains. Researching, shopping, and negotiating tips for guitar buyers at vintage guitar shows. By Steven Stone.

Q&A
Brazilian Rosewood. The environmental impact of making guitars with Brazilian rosewood. By William R. Cumpiano.
New Bridge Plates. Why and how to replace a bridge plate on a guitar. By Frank Ford.
Name the Notes. Exercises to help students connect what they hear with what they play. By David Hamburger.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Bluegrass in Dropped D. Simple instructions for playing bluegrass music in dropped-D tuning. By Happy Traum.
Fingerpicking Techniques. Learn to play the complex rhythms of Ghanaian palm wine music. By Thomas Beardslee.

OFF THE RECORD
Moonshadow. How to play Cat Stevens' classic "Moonshadow". By Andrew DuBrock.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Tony Rice's Martin D-28. By Craig Havighurst.

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