No. 261, September 2014

No. 261, September 2014

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This Far, This Good

Alt-country pioneer John Doe reflects on his solo career

Southern Comfort

After 40 years, Rodney Crowell isn’t resting on his laurels 


Future Vintage

A look into the crystal ball to see which of today’s guitars will be tomorrow’s classics

The Beat

Shovels & Rope dive into the acoustic deep end with ‘Swimmin’ Time’


Tiny Ruins—a big thing in the making?

Here’s How

Get in sync with your singing while playing

Take It Easy

Keep forgetting your capo and spare strings? You need a gig-bag checklist!

The Basics

Smooth your style with a little acoustic soul

Weekly Workout

Get out of your I-IV-V chord rut…


It’s just like old times with Willie Watson’s Folk Singer Vol. 1; plus new releases by Glenn Tilbrook, Tattletale Saints, Esme Patterson, Passenger, Jorge Drexler, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Shop Talk

Meet Ear Trumpet’s enchanting new mic: ‘Mabel’…

Review:  Martin 000-28K

With ‘Authentic’ replica, you’re gonna party like it’s 1921…

Review:RainSong CO-WS1005NS

Wood is ‘immaterial’ with this graphite wonder

Review: Acoustic Image Flex System

Give your sound some real muscle…

Great Acoustics

True Collings

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