The latest issue of The Fretboard Journal is in stores now, and should be arriving in subscribers mailboxes as well. This is the Summer 2007 issue from the quarterly publication.
This issue’s cover story is B.B. King, but there are several other stories that will be of interest to us bluegrass fans. One of which is the tale of the founding of the David Grisman Quintet. There is also a story, replete with photos, of Pete Ross’ gourd banjos, a story about the creation of Martin’s OM model, and a piece about how Tommy Ramone traded in his drum sticks for a mandolin. This is just a sampling of the many articles and interviews included in the magazine, but these are probably the ones of most interest to the bluegrass community.
The Fretboard Journal is a coffee table quality magazine with glossy pages and stellar photos. If you’ve never seen a copy, I suggest you head over to your favorite bookstore/magazine rack and check out this latest issue.