The multi-page cover feature written by Kenny Berkowitz discusses guitars, octave mandolins, and her expansive and adventurous sophomore album, Follow Me Down. Categorized as a Songwriter Special the music and lyrics for the lead-off song on Follow Me Down, Run Away, are discussed as well.
Also of interest to bluegrass enthusiasts will be the Player Spotlight on the Gibson Brothers, Eric and Leigh, from up-state New York.
The magazine also has a story on Richard Thompson (yea, the other one!) who talks about using his guitar to find new songs, the Players Choice awards for 2011, a Shoptalk feature on Erich Solomon, the New Hampshire luthier who specializes in modern archtop guitars and an article on how to write like the Beatles.
Lastly, there’s the usual Lessons and Gear Reviews.
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Category: Bluegrass print media news
About the Author (Author Profile)
Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.
A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.
He wrote the annotated series I’m On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.
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