Issue #27 May-June 2000
On the cover: Photograph by Marina Chavez. Song lyric from “I”m Gonna Make You Love Me”, written by Gary Louris and included on the Jayhawks” new album, Smile.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; Farther Along (Roxy Gordon, Pee Wee King).
A PLACE TO BE
Tapings for Czech TV at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Waxahachie, Texas.
Ani DiFranco, Gillian Welch, Greg Brown in Toronto, ON; Sacred Steel Convention in Winter Park, FL; Alison Krauss & Union Station in Chicago, IL; Pete Droge, Warren Pash, Willy Vlautin in Portland, OR; Marah in Philadelphia, PA; Pioneer Bluegrass Days in Pioneer, AZ; Joe Pernice, John Crooke in Kilkenny, Ireland; Esquires in Bloomington, IN; Honky Tonk-A-Rama in Chapel Hill, NC.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Brief regional features
Gurf Morlix (Austin, TX); Mary Gauthier (Dorchester, MA); Wylie & the Wild West (Dusty, WA); Ian Moore (Vashon, WA); Johnny Staats (Jackson County, WV); Eric Heatherly (Nashville, TN); Tarbox Ramblers (Boston, MA); Frog Holler (Shoemakersville, PA); Scotty Campbell (Hamilton, ON); Arlenes (London, England).
DON”T ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
Peter Guralnick (interview by Bill Friskics-Warren).
THE LONG CUT
Todd Snider (by Jim Musser)
Kevn Kinney (by Bob Townsend)
Lee Ann Womack (by Grant Alden)
Jayhawks (by Erik Flannigan)
Ray Price (by David Cantwell)
Doug Sahm (by Chet Flippo)
NOT FADE AWAY
Harry Smith”s Anthology Of American Folk Music, Volume Four; Big Bill Broonzy; Jody Stecher; Bela Fleck; Donner Party; Johnny Cash; Norma Jean; Flying Burrito Brothers; Steve Wynn/Danny & Dusty; Glen Campbell.
Neil Young; Steve Earle; Norman Blake; Jolene; Ian McLagan & the Bump Band; Giant Sand; Bryan Sutton; Eric Andersen; Kimberley Rew; Peter Case; Elliott Smith; Mark Bryan; Tish Hinojosa; Dirt Ball; Irene Kelley; Steve Young; Western Electric; Randy Weeks; Shivaree; Don Dixon; Brooklyn Cowboys; Rockhouse Ramblers; Nickel Creek; Richard Dobson; Keith Secola & Wild Band Of Indians; Lois Maffeo & Brendan Canty; The Court And Spark; Willard Grant Conspiracy. Live albums: Joe Ely; BR5-49; John Hartford. Books: Encounters With Bob Dylan: If You See Him, Say Hello, by Tracy Johnson; The MP3 And Internet Audio Handbook, by Bruce Fries with Marty Fries.
THE NO DEPRESSION TOP 40
A retail chart for January-February 2000.
Stuff we like
Archeophone, reissuing century-old relics.