Issue #12 Nov-Dec 1997
On the cover: Ricky Skaggs. Illustration by Jon Strauss.Song lyric from “Rank Stranger” by Albert Brumley.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; Ten Second News; Farther Along.
A PLACE TO BE
The Cowgirl Hall of Fame Bar-B-Q restaurant in New York City, NY.
Richard Buckner, Calexico in St. Louis, MO; Country Music Legends Fair in Kempton, PA; Mike Ireland & Holler in Chicago, IL; Gourds in Raleigh, NC; Continental Drifters, Steve Wynn, Kevin Johnson & the Linemen in Baltimore, MD; Lucinda Williams in Pontiac, MI; Loretta Lynn in Nashville, IN; Billy Dankert in Minneapolis, MN; Red Nations Celebration, Native Roots & Rhythms in Santa Fe, NM; Kim Richey, Big Back Forty in Columbia, SC; Ron Sexsmith in New York City, NY; Roger McGuinn in Anchorage, AK; Whiskeytown in Nashville, TN.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Brief regional features
Neko Case (Vancouver, BC); Bo Ramsey (Iowa City, IA); Tommy Womack (Nashville, TN); Pistoleros (Tempe, AZ); Oh Susanna (Vancouver, BC); Citizens” Utilities (Seattle, WA); Preacher Jack (Cambridge, MA); Mount Pilot (Chicago, IL); Seconds Flat (Greenville, SC).
DON”T ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
THE LONG CUT
Fred Eaglesmith (by Chris Vautour)
Charlie Chesterman (by Kevin Hawkins)
Greg Brown (by Roy Kasten)
Ricky Skaggs (by Jon Weisberger)
Walkabouts (by Peter Blackstock; sidebar by Ed Ward)
Jimmy Day (by Lisa Sorg and Dennis Scoville; sidebar by Lisa Sorg)
NOT FADE AWAY
X; Blasters; Karen Dalton; Ray Charles; Merle Haggard; Ramblin” Jack Elliott; Sonny James; Replacements.
Steve Earle; Bob Dylan; The Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers; Drivin N Cryin; Handsome Family; Bill Kirchen; Sara Evans; New Lost City Ramblers; Marlee MacLeod; Nadine; Reckless Kelly; Claire Lynch; Jack Williams; Steve Pride; Townes Van Zandt; Doc Watson & David Grisman; Matthew Ryan; Lambchop; Cicadas; Tom Russell; Mysteries Of Life; Blues From The Pacific Delta For Bill Monroe; Marcia Ball; Emily Kaitz; Jeb Loy Nichols; Barbara Manning; Blazers; Richmond Fontaine; Jones & Leva; Cornershop; Kathryn Caine; Oblivians; Ronnie Lane; Tomi Lunsford; Jimmie Rodgers tribute; Rolling Stones tribute; Bruce Springsteen tribute; It”s A Claire O. Christmas!
Nashville”s Unwritten Rules (by Dan Daley); Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity (by Richard A. Peterson).
Stuff we like
Rudy”s Rockin” Kiddie Caravan, and the roads that led us to it.