Issue #39 May-June 2002
On the cover: The Flatlanders. Photograph by Todd V. Wolfson. Song lyric from “14th Street” by Butch Hancock.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; Field Reportings; Farther Along.
A PLACE TO BE
Grams Place in Tampa, Florida.
Blasters in San Francisco, CA; Bottle Rockets in St. Louis, MO; Norah Jones in Nashville, TN; New Pornographers, Frames in Chicago, IL; Ray Benson in Dallas, TX; Christy McWilson in Portland, OR; Waylon Jennings tribute in New York City, NY; Kris Kristofferson tribute in San Francisco, CA; Blue Highways Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Brief regional features
Cary Hudson (Hattiesburg, MS); Paula Frazer (San Francisco, CA); David Barbe (Athens, GA); Lisa Mednick (Austin, TX); Centro-Matic (Denton, TX); Eyes Adrift (Seattle, WA); Glory Fountain (Chapel Hill, NC); Caroline Herring (Austin, TX); Pinmonkey (Nashville, TN); Coal Palace Kings (Albany, NY).
DONT ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
Howe Gelb (interview by Linda Ray).
THE LONG WAY AROUND
Robin & Linda Williams (by Geoffrey Himes)
Josh Graves (by Jack Hurst)
Tift Merritt (by Peter Blackstock)
Patty Griffin (by Linda Ray)
Flatlanders (by Don McLeese)
Wilco (by Paul Cantin)
SITTIN & THINKIN
The significance of Will The Circle Be Unbroken (by Jon Weisberger).
NOT FADE AWAY
Waylon Jennings; Blasters; Roy Acuff; Johnny Paycheck; Bonnie Raitt; Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper & the Clinch Mountain Clan; Del McCoury; Steve Earle; Blue Chieftains; Link Wray & the Wraymen.
Mike Ireland & Holler; Greg Brown; Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys; Neil Young; Damnations; Longview; Jerry Douglas; Darden Smith; Todd Snider; John Trudell; Charlie Sizemore; Tom Clark & the High Action Boys; Rosie Thomas; Mark Eitzel; Neil Halstead; Mason Jennings; Michael Hall & the Woodpeckers; Tommy Womack; Josh Ritter; Grey De Lisle; Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops; Rock County; Richmond Fontaine; Supersuckers; American Ambulance; Porter Hall, TN; Donna The Buffalo; Les Honky More Tonkies; Kasey Anderson; Tom Roznowski. Imports: Petty Booka; Lowest Of The Low; D. Rangers; Richard Dobson. Tributes: Ray Davies & the Kinks; Big Star. Books: Dont Get Above Your Raisin (by Bill C. Malone); Country Music Annual 2002 (edited by Charles K. Wolfe & James E. Akenson); Louisiana Music (by Silas House). Film: Road To Nashville; Nashville Rebel.
THE NO DEPRESSION TOP 40
A retail chart for January-February 2002.
Stuff we like
James Carters O Brother surprise (by Bobby Reed).