No. 281, May 2016
On the cover: Roots, Riffs & Resonators—A special section on up-and-coming resonator players, a resonator guitar company, and a basics lesson on bottleneck slide guitar techniques. Plus: Interviews with Peter Frampton, Duke Robillard, Richard Osborn, the Stray Birds, Birds of Chicago, and M. Ward. Also: Joan Baez at 70; a sad goodbye to Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner; Folk Alliance International awards Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry; tips on bass fingerpicking, playing in waltz time, and adding percussive textures to your guitar; music and tab for Frampton’s “Show Me the Way,” the Eagles’ “Tequila Sunrise,” and Nathan Bell’s “Names”; gear reviews of two Taylor 12-string guitars, Solomon’s Phidelity archtop, and Krivo’s Django Bucker and Nuevo Single Coil pickups; CD reviews of new albums from Freakwater, Malcolm Holcombe, Steve Kimock; and much more.