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No. 284, August 2016

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On the Cover: Experience Nashville—Take a trip to Guitar Town and discover the players, places, and cultural touchstones that make it one of the top spots to visit in the U.S., including 6 must-see historic sites; 9 ways to live like a local; why everyone should attend AmericanaFest at least once; hanging off the grid with Music City legend Darrell Scott; and Nathan Bell’s first-person account of what it’s like to try and make it as songwriter.

Songs:

  • J.J. Cale - “Call Me the Breeze”
  • Traditional - “Don’t Let the Devil Ride”
  • Mary Flower - “My Bluebird”

Features: Graham Nash returns with a reflective solo album; Arkansas visionary Ed Stilley’s rough-hewn folk-art guitars.

Lessons:

  • How to create boundaries in student/teacher relationships
  • Silence your strings for musical effect
  • Learn to adapt George Benson's plectrum technique for any style

Gear Reviews:

  • Gibson J-45 Vintage
  • PRS Angelus SE A30E
  • Michael Kelly Guitars Triad 10E

Plus: Remembering Guy Clark; George Benson’s right-hand technique; Neil Young’s longtime guitar-tech Larry Cragg.

On the Cover: Experience Nashville—Take a trip to Guitar Town and discover the players, places, and cultural touchstones that make it one of the top spots to visit in the U.S., including 6 must-see historic sites; 9 ways to live like a local; why everyone should attend AmericanaFest at least once; hanging off the grid with Music City legend Darrell Scott; and Nathan Bell’s first-person account of what it’s like to try and make it as songwriter.

Songs:

  • J.J. Cale - “Call Me the Breeze”
  • Traditional - “Don’t Let the Devil Ride”
  • Mary Flower - “My Bluebird”

Features: Graham Nash returns with a reflective solo album; Arkansas visionary Ed Stilley’s rough-hewn folk-art guitars.

Lessons:

  • How to create boundaries in student/teacher relationships
  • Silence your strings for musical effect
  • Learn to adapt George Benson's plectrum technique for any style

Gear Reviews:

  • Gibson J-45 Vintage
  • PRS Angelus SE A30E
  • Michael Kelly Guitars Triad 10E

Plus: Remembering Guy Clark; George Benson’s right-hand technique; Neil Young’s longtime guitar-tech Larry Cragg.