Issue #9 May-June 1997
On the cover: Brian Henneman of the Bottle Rockets and Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s; illustration by Glenn Hilario.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; Ten Second News; Find That Band.
A PLACE TO BE
The Buckhorn Hall of Horns in San Antonio, Texas.
Black country showcase in Nashville, TN; Honey Ridge Creek Dippers in Santa Monica, CA; Vic Chesnutt, Scud Mountain Boys in Pontiac, MI; Bill Janovitz in Philadelphia, PA; Cheri Knight in New York City, NY; Tim O”Brien & the O”Boys in Chicago, IL; Shawn Colvin, Freedy Johnston, Patty Griffin in Portland, OR; Gerald Duncan, Chip Robinson, Kenny Roby in Raleigh, NC; Sleepy LaBeef in Toronto, ONT.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Brief regional features
Calexico (Tucson, AZ); R.B. Morris (Knoxville, TN); Frum The Hills (Frizzellburg, VA); Deliberate Strangers (Pittsburgh, PA); Hollisters (Houston, TX); Tom House (Nashville, TN); Vantage Canada (Minneapolis, MN); Pawtuckets (Memphis, TN).
THE LONG CUT
Tom Russell (by Roy Kasten)
Julie Miller (by Peter Blackstock)
John Fogerty (by Jim Bessman)
Bottle Rockets (by Grant Alden)
Old 97”s (by Tom Skjeklesaether)
Chuck Prophet (by Jason Cohen)
John Fahey (by Matt Hanks)
NOT FADE AWAY
The Alan Lomax Collection; In The Country Of Country; Willie Nelson; Porter Wagoner; Classic Railroad Songs; Ralph Stanley; Bluegrass Cardinals; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Scud Mountain Boys.
Robert Earl Keen; Arthur Dodge & the Horsefeathers; John Casey; Ben Vaughn; Five Chinese Brothers; The Clarks; Bill & Bonnie Hearne; Paul K & the Weathermen; Whiskeytown; Hub Moore; Etta James; Jim White; Kentucky Headhunters; Hick”ry Hawkins & Sidemeat; John Walsh & the Sinkholes; Say Zuzu; Chip Taylor; Red Meat; Darden Smith; Rosavelt; Fernando; Indigo Girls; Barn Burners. Singularities: Tenderloin/Throw Rag; Huevos Rancheros; Live at Emo”s. The Comp List: Jack Kerouac tribute; Travis County Pickin”; Sourmash (Louisville, KY, compilation).
Stuff we like
Eric Babcock remembers The Ranch and the Sundowners.