Issue #17 Sept-Oct 1998
On the cover: Emmylou Harris. Photograph by Jim Herrington. Song lyric from “The Maker” by Daniel Lanois.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; Ten Second News.
A PLACE TO BE
The Ozark Folk Center, just outside of Mountain View, Arkansas.
Junior Brown with the Last Mile Ramblers in Cerrillos, NM; Kenny Roby & Chip Robinson, Kevin Gordon, and the Bottle Rockets in Iowa City, IA; Kelly Willis in Minneapolis, MN; Billy Bragg in Okemah, OK; Giant Sandbox in Calgary, AB; Ranchero Brothers in Dallas, TX; Slow River NXNE Showcase in Toronto, ON; Buddy & Julie Miller and Peter Case in Bardstown, KY; Jayhawks in Chicago, IL; Blue Mountain in Berwyn, IL; Mekons in Minneapolis, MN; Rockygrass in Lyons, CO.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Brief regional features
Souled American (Chicago, IL); Mary Cutrufello (Houston, TX); Daniel Gore (Spokane, WA); Sadies (Toronto, ON); Jones & Leva (Lexington, VA); The Blacks (Chicago, IL); Great Western Squares (Dublin, Ireland); Bellwether (Minneapolis, MN); Red Meat (San Francisco, CA).
THE LONG CUT
Allison Moorer (by Bob Cannon)
Pinetop Seven (by Allison Stewart)
Silos (by Neal Weiss)
Son Volt (by Michael Perry)
Emmylou Harris (by Cecilia Tichi)
Connie Smith (by Bill Friskics-Warren)
NOT FADE AWAY
Mance Lipscomb; Charlie Feathers; Porter Wagoner; Whiskeytown; Earl Scruggs Revue; Kinks; Long Ryders; Sand Rubies; Lucinda Williams; Dick Curless; Stompin” Tom Connors; Bob Neuwirth; David Bromberg; Rhonda Vincent.
Robbie Fulks; Gillian Welch; Richard Buckner; Lyle Lovett; Heather Myles; Hazeldine; Bad Livers; Charlie Robison; Cowboy Junkies; James McMurtry; Billy Bremner; Nashville Bluegrass Band; Tiny Town; Willard Grant Conspiracy; Linda Ronstadt; Greg Trooper; Josh Rouse; Gomez; Elliott Smith; Paul K; Pinetops; Jason Wilber; Git Gone; Split Lip Rayfield; Cash Money; Chuck Brodsky; Marti Brom & Her Jet Tone Boys; Mark Mulcahy; Johnsons; Brian Burns; Clay Blaker; Great Divide; Stillwater; Spinanes; Sandman. Import: Wagon. Single: Whiskeytown/Neko Case. Tributes: Pine Valley Cosmonauts Salute The Majesty Of Bob Wills; Songs About Our Savior: The Stanley Gospel Traditions; Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf. Compilations: Songs Of Forbidden Love; Edges From The Postcard2; L.A. County Line: A county Compilation From The City Of Angels.
The Redneck Manifesto: America”s Scapegoats (by Jim Goad); Suits Me: The Double Life Of Billy Tipton (by Diane Wood Middlebrook).
THE NO DEPRESSION TOP 40
A retail chart for May-June 1998.
Stuff we like
The Northwesternmost cut of all