Issue #32 March-April 2001
On the cover: Billy Joe Shaver. Photograph by Jim Herrington. Song lyric from “Love Is So Sweet” by Billy Joe Shaver. On the spine: Song lyric from “Split & Slide” by Butch Hancock. Cover story headline (page 74): Adapted from lyrics to “When The Fallen Angels Fly” by Billy Joe Shaver.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; Farther Along; Field Reportings.
A PLACE TO BE
Rafting on the Rio Grande with Butch Hancock.
Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen in Ann Arbor, MI; Neil Young & Crazy Horse in San Francisco, CA; Kurt Wagner in Dublin, Ireland; Kelly Hogan in Chicago, IL; Tarbox Ramblers in Baltimore, MD; Jim Lauderdale & Donna The Buffalo in Ithaca, NY; John Munson”s Meltaway in Minneapolis, MN; Gizmos in Bloomington, IN.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Brief regional features
Bobby Earl Smith (Austin, TX); Kate Campbell (Nashville, TN); Barbara K (Austin, TX); Jason Wilber (Bloomington, IN); Split Lip Rayfield (Wichita, KS); Elizabeth Cook (Nashville, TN); 34 Satellite (Colorado Springs, CO); Greg Hawks & the Tremblers (Raleigh, NC); Gingersol (Los Angeles, CA); Open Road (Fort Collins, CO); Starline Rhythm Boys (Burlington, VT).
DON”T ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
Alejandro Escovedo (interview by David Menconi).
THE LONG WAY AROUND
Oh Susanna (by Paul Cantin)
Willard Grant Conspiracy (by Paige La Grone)
Jim White (by Allison Stewart)
Minus 5/Young Fresh Fellows (by Peter Blackstock)
Shaver (by Grant Alden)
Eric Taylor (by Peter Cooper)
NOT FADE AWAY
Ronnie Lane; A Shot In The Dark: Tennessee Jive; Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys; Gram Parsons; Little Feat; Rick Nelson; Continental Drifters: Billy Hancock & the Tennessee Rockets; Johnny Bond; Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys.
Johnny Dowd; Raisins In The Sun; Tim Easton; Old 97”s; Honeydogs; Minibar; Silos; Delbert McClinton; Tony Rice Unit; Eliza Carthy; Howe Gelb; Mark Erelli; Swag; Hootie & the Blowfish; Jeb Loy Nichols; Carol Ponder; Bare Jr.; Have Nots; Gary P. Nunn; Forever Goldrush; Kevin Deal; Terry Anderson; Red Meat; Jerry Joseph; Hangtown; Ron Lasalle; Dan Israel; Eliza Gilkyson; Red Radio Flyer; Marc Chechik; Sons Of The San Joaquin. Compilations: The Gift soundtrack; Nashville Guitars. Imports: Four Storeys; Rich Hopkins & Billy Sedlmayr. Tributes: Blaze Foley Inside: BFI Volume #3; Our Favorite Texan: Bobby Fuller Four-ever!; Rollin” Into Memphis: Songs Of John Hiatt. Film: O Brother, Where Art Thou? Books: Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000; Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay.
THE NO DEPRESSION TOP 40
A retail chart for November – December 2000.
Stuff we like
The joys of collecting old country photos.