Issue #29 Sept-Oct 2000
On the cover: Allison Moorer. Photograph by Jim Herrington. Song lyric from “The Hardest Part” by Allison Moorer and Doyle Primm.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; All The Fixin”s.
A PLACE TO BE
Beer and loafing in Belgium (or, what Scott Manzler did on his summer vacation).
American Music Festival in Berwyn, IL; Blue Mountain in Durham, NC; Stacey Earle, Mark Stuart in Wakefield, Quebec; Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival in Bean Blossom, IN; Peter Case, Chuck Prophet in Chicago, IL; The Girls Room (Amy Correia, Kendall Payne, Tara MacLean, Shannon McNally) in Nashville, TN; Willie Nelson”s Fourth Of July Picnic in Austin, TX.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Brief regional features
Dan Tyminski (Ferrum, VA); Kasey Chambers (New South Wales, Australia); Will Kimbrough (Nashville, TN); Mojave 3 (London, England); Tim Carroll (Nashville, TN); Damon Bramblett (Austin, TX); Deanna Varagona (Chicago, IL); Emma Gibbs Band (Winston-Salem, NC); Red Star Belgrade (Chicago, IL); Don Morrell (Anchorage, AK); Pops Farrar (Belleville, IL).
DON”T ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
Jason Ringenberg (interview by Michael McCall).
THE LONG CUT
Matthew Ryan (by Roy Kasten)
Amy Rigby (by Geoffrey Himes)
John Hiatt (by Lloyd Sachs)
Allison Moorer (by Grant Alden)
Ryan Adams (by David Menconi)
Porter Wagoner (by Jon Weisberger)
NOT FADE AWAY
The Band; Wynn Stewart; Willie Nelson; Merle Travis; Hazel Dickens; Spinanes; Taj Mahal; Monroe Brothers; Jack Butwell.
Emmylou Harris; Dave Alvin; Caitlin Cary; Vic Chesnutt and Mr. & Mrs. Keneipp; Don Rigsby; Steve Goodman; Slobberbone; Hank Thompson; James Talley; Tim Easton; John Wesley Harding; Sam Bush; Brian Waldschlager; Trent Summar & the New Row Mob; Supe DuJour; Kevin Gordon; LeRoi Brothers; Sally Shuffield; Ronnie McCoury; Jim Weider & the Honky Tonk Gurus; Ida; Brian Burns; Louise Taylor; Gully Jumpers; Jules Shear; Diana Darby; Bellwether; Big In Iowa; Barn Burners; Kevin Johnson/Scott McKnight; Nathan Hamilton; Quickdrawl. Comp List: At Bean Blossom: Uncle Pen Days; Edges From The Postcard 4. Over There: Neal Casal; Blue Rodeo; Hensley Sturgis; Steel Rail. Net Worth: Freedy Johnston; Dan Penn; Grant Lee Phillips; Martin Zellar & the Hardways. Bound: A Whore Like The Rest by Richard Meltzer; Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers And The Legendary Chess Records, by Nadina Cohodas. Film At 11: The Ballad Of Ramblin” Jack.
THE NO DEPRESSION TOP 40
A retail chart for May – June 2000.
Stuff we like
Our back pages, by Peter Blackstock.