Issue #16 July-Aug 1998
On the cover: Lucinda Williams. Photograph by Lisa York. Song lyric from “I Lost It” by Lucinda Williams.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; Farther Along; Ten Second News.
A PLACE TO BE
Bell Buckle, Tennessee – 50 miles and 50 years from Nashville.
Whiskeytown in London, England; Two Dollar Pistols in Chapel Hill, NC; Robert Earl Keen, Fred Eaglesmith in Asheville, NC; Cowboy Nation in Santa Monica, CA; Wayne Hancock in Iowa City, IA; Richard Buckner, Dana & Karen Kletter in Raleigh, NC; Damnations, Hazeldine in Austin, TX.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Brief regional features
Bap Kennedy (London, England); James Hand (Tokyo, TX); Dolly Varden (Chicago, IL); Suzanne Thomas (Hillsboro, OH); Steam Donkeys (Buffalo, NY); Lost Continentals (Atlanta, GA); Revenants (Phoenix, AZ); Drive-By Truckers (Athens, GA); Marques Bovre & the Evil Twins (Madison, WI); Linda McRae (Vancouver, BC).
THE LONG CUT
Martin Zellar (by David Cantwell)
Mark Lanegan (by Grant Alden)
Dave Alvin (by Peter Blackstock)
BR5-49 (by Craig Havighurst)
Lucinda Williams (by Bill Friskics-Warren)
Billy Bragg and Wilco (by Linda Ray)
Jerry Douglas and Randy Scruggs (by Grant Alden)
NOT FADE AWAY
Maddox Brothers & Rose; Ray Price; John Fahey; Michael Hurley; Mary McCaslin; Butch Hancock; Sandy Denny; Earl Taylor & Jim McCall; DeFord Bailey; Eck Robertson; Hammons Family; Carter Family; Stoney Edwards.
Dwight Yoakam; Nanci Griffith; Shaver; Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson; Waylon Jennings; Todd Snider; Grant Lee Buffalo; Jack Logan/Bob Kimbell; Roots Rock Action Figures; Chris Hillman; Jeff Black; Justin Trevino; Mark O”Connor; Tommy Womack; Pete Krebs/Golden Delicious; Big Sandy; Fly-Rite Boys; Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys; Cordelia”s Dad; Patty Griffin; Mike West; Farmer Not So John; Jerry Jeff Walker; Mother Hips; Clem Snide; Mulehead. Compilations: Uprooted: The Best Of Roots Country Singer-Songwriters; Jukebox Cantina. Imports: Todd McBride; Sin City Boys. Single: Deanna Varagona.
The Nashville Sound: Authenticity, Commercialization, and Country Music (by Joli Jensen); Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide & Directory (by David Goodman); Lone Star Swing (by Duncan McLean).
THE NO DEPRESSION TOP 40
A retail chart for March-April 1998.
Stuff we like
Pine Hill Farm in Carrboro, North Carolina.