No. 292, April 2017
On the Cover: Take a bluegrass master class with cover artist and next-gen picker Molly Tuttle, who offers a private lesson on crosspicking using her arrangements of traditional songs. Plus, learn how modern-bluegrass guitarists Dave Bruzza, Grant Gordy, Courtney Hartman, Dave Wilson, and Billy Strings are making the genre their own.
- Bill Monroe and Peter Rowan - “Walls of Time”
- Bert Jansch - “Blackwaterside”
- Laura Marling - “Master Hunter”
- Tim Farrell - “The Backpacker”
Features: Ann Savoy is a driving force in Louisiana’s Cajun scene and the matriarch of a kick-ass musical dynasty; a tribute to Bert Jansch, an atypical British folk fingerstylist who left a legacy of influential music.
- 5 ways to add hybrid picking to your repertoire
- Piedmont and ragtime fingerpicking with Mary Flower
- 4 steps to improve sight-reading
- 3 new mini-guitars by Guild, Martin, and Taylor
- Breedlove reaches a high-tech tonal breakthrough with its new Concerto
- Preston Thompson D-MA
- Epiphone Masterbilt Century De Luxe Classic
- Grace ALiX preamp
Plus: Shawn Camp talks about his dream gig—emulating Lester Flatt in the Earls of Leicester; Ron Block of Union Station talks boosting your bluegrass technical skills; and flatpicking champion Scott Fore offers 5 tips on acing a competition (with music).