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No. 287, November 2016

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On the Cover: Dip into the Delta Blues — A special section devoted to the players, places, and music from the richest bottomland in the world, which gave everlasting voice to the blues. Highlights look at the Mississippi Blues Trail; how to play like Charley Patton; Jimbo Mathus of the Squirrel Nut Zippers; a list of essential books and albums.

Songs:

  • Woody Guthrie - “Do Re Mi”
  • Charley Patton - “Pea Vine Blues”
  • Will Ackerman - “Anne’s Song”

Features: Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman; Jug Band cohorts Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur reunite.

Lessons:

  • Learn to pick like a piano player
  • 4 easy steps to natural harmonics
  • Surviving—and thriving—as a solo singer-songwriter

Gear Reviews:

  • Gibson Hummingbird Vintage
  • Guild M-20
  • Martin DCX1AE Macassar
  • Michael Kelly Forte Port.

Plus: Joan Baez’s 75th birthday concert album; Benjamin Scheuer’s musical The Lion; and 5 Minutes with Parker Milsap.

On the Cover: Dip into the Delta Blues — A special section devoted to the players, places, and music from the richest bottomland in the world, which gave everlasting voice to the blues. Highlights look at the Mississippi Blues Trail; how to play like Charley Patton; Jimbo Mathus of the Squirrel Nut Zippers; a list of essential books and albums.

Songs:

  • Woody Guthrie - “Do Re Mi”
  • Charley Patton - “Pea Vine Blues”
  • Will Ackerman - “Anne’s Song”

Features: Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman; Jug Band cohorts Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur reunite.

Lessons:

  • Learn to pick like a piano player
  • 4 easy steps to natural harmonics
  • Surviving—and thriving—as a solo singer-songwriter

Gear Reviews:

  • Gibson Hummingbird Vintage
  • Guild M-20
  • Martin DCX1AE Macassar
  • Michael Kelly Forte Port.

Plus: Joan Baez’s 75th birthday concert album; Benjamin Scheuer’s musical The Lion; and 5 Minutes with Parker Milsap.