On the Cover: The late singer-songwriter Guy Clark, whose contributions to music go far beyond his own songs. Read an excerpt from the new biography Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark and an interview with author Tamara Saviano. Tips on Tone — 15 players share their strategies in the relentless pursuit of an ideal sound.
Ed Sheeran - “Thinking Out Loud”
Donovan - “Colours”
John Zorn, arranged by Tim Sparks - “Sippur”
Features: David Crosby tells his story—from the Byrds to CSNY to his latest solo album—through the prism of his guitars; guitarist Tim Sparks lends an acoustic flourish to John Zorn’s ongoing avant-jazz project.
- Rock out with arpeggios
- Play guitar like a yogi
- Try bass on you six-string flat top
Ovation 50th Anniversary LTD
G7 Performance 2
Plus: Donovan reveals how he learned the clawhammer; Johnny Winter’s guitars sold at auction; Bob Dylan wins the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature; UK luthier Roger Bucknall of Fylde Guitars finds his muse.