Issue #46 July-Aug 2003
On the cover: The Drive-By Truckers, photograph by Shawn Rocco. Song lyric from “Heathens” by Patterson Hood.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; Field Reportings; Farther Along (June Carter Cash, Felice Bryant).
Mark Zingarelli”s Lunch Counter Diaries
White Stripes, Loretta Lynn in New York City, NY; Dixie Chicks in St. Louis, MO; Neko Case, Lisa Marr Experiment in Los Angeles, CA; Kathleen Edwards in Portland, OR; Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, Christy McWilson in Seattle, WA; Marah in Hoboken, NJ; David Ball in Spartanburg, SC; 13th Floor Elevators Tribute in Galveston, TX.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Brief regional features
Big Al Downing (Leicester, MA); Minibar (Los Angeles, CA); Audrey Auld (New South Wales, Australia); Gordon Downie (Toronto, ON); Claire Holley (Greensboro, NC); Todd Steed (Knoxville, TN); Maurice Mattei (Cincinnati, OH); Courtney Lee Adams Jr. (New York City, NY).
A PLACE TO BE
Memphis, Tennessee (by David Cantwell).
DONT ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
Scott Miller (by Barry Mazor).
THE LONG WAY AROUND
Kimmie Rhodes (by John T. Davis)
Jon Langford (by Lloyd Sachs)
Steve Wynn (by Neal Weiss)
Drive-By Truckers (by Grant Alden)
Chris Smither (by Bill Friskics-Warren)
SITTIN & THINKIN
The relation between traditional country and pop music (by Rich Kienzle).
NOT FADE AWAY
Rank And File; Jayhawks; Rosanne Cash; Kentucky Mountain Music; Daniel Johnston; Roscoe Holcomb; Mance Lipscomb; Buck Ramsey; Joe Callicott; Mississippi Fred McDowell; James Luther Dickinson; Molly Hatchet/Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen.
Gillian Welch; George Jones; Joe Ely; John Mellencamp; Blue Rodeo; Pernice Brothers; Grand Drive; Clem Snide; New Pornographers; Hangdogs; Greg Trooper; Ray Benson/Suzy Bogguss; Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys; Tom Russell; Chris Whitley; Laura Veirs; Damien Rice; Mary Lees Corvette; Stacey Earle/Mark Stuart; Jim Lauderdale with Donna The Buffalo; John Eddie; Kim Wilson; Otis Taylor; Sid Selvidge; Bruce Cockburn; James Monroe; Bucky Lindsey; Reckless Kelly; Avett Brothers; Benders; Go-Betweens; Mayday; Deanna Varagona Trio; Megan Reilly; Ed Pettersen; Matt The Electrician; Magnolia Summer; Indicators; Tim Grimm/David England; Resophonics; Freds Variety Group; Big Medicine; Matt Munisteri & Brock Mumford; Brooks Williams; Dennis Jay; Ben Winship & David Thompson. OVER THERE: Eliza Carthy; Gentleman Reg. LIVE WIRES: Earl Scruggs/Doc Watson/Ricky Skaggs; Allison Moorer; Charlie Robison; Todd Snider; Luka Bloom. COMP LIST: A Country West Of Nashville; Hank Williams Jr. tribute; Styx tribute. BOUND: Dixie Hummingbirds; Amazing Grace; Southwest Shuffle. FILM AT 11: Merlefest; Doc Watson; Merle Travis; Devil Got My Woman; Byrds; Meat Puppets; Shane MacGowan; David Allan Coe; Asleep At The Wheel; At Town Hall Party.
THE NO DEPRESSION TOP 40
A retail chart for March-April 2003.
Stuff we like.
Madison Smartt Bell & Wyn Cooper (by David Menconi).