April 2002



Guitars With Guts
Red Dworkus Meets Pyth-agoras A mythical account of a certain night many moons ago. The characters may be fictitious, but the schooling is real. By R.E. Bruné

The Different Strummer
Carvin Guitars: Nifty ’50s and Swinging ’60s A fresh look at the venerable guitar company that has been around for 50 years, making interesting and beautiful guitars. Yet its name rarely leaps to the lips when guitarheads speak of vintage builders. By Michael Wright

Peter Rowan
His career mirrors the times he has lived through. From bluegrass purist to avant-garde rock experimenter and back, he is best known for his songwriting and collaborations with Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. By Steven Stone

Buck Dharma
Steinbergers and Stilts Entertainment “comebacks” usually aren’t. But Blue Oyster Cult, which stormed into the hard rock limelight in the early ’70s, is producing modern albums that are just as listenable as its “classic” records. By Willie G. Moseley

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Boogie Maestro, Larger Than Life The 77-year-old multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire is an international icon. For 50 years, “Gate” has been cooking his own gumbo of music, releasing albums that crisscross the boundaries of the American roots scene. By Arlene R. Weiss

Lenny Kravitz
Digs In Deep Since his debut in 1989, he has established an authentic retro sound by employing the classic tones of fine vintage instruments played through old Marshall, Fender, and Vox amps, all of which energize his music. By Lisa Sharken

Jimmy Crespo
Rock Journeyman His career spans three decades, from a five-year stint with Aerosmith to Rod Stewart’s ’96 world tour. He has also gigged and/or recorded with Bernie Taupin, Stevie Nicks, Julian Lennon, Billy Squire, and a host of others. By Tom Guerra

Country Music Hall of Fame
New Location, Expanded Displays Its new building displays three times the memorabilia and has more interactive displays. Still, what you see is just the tip of the iceberg concerning the museum’s inventory. By Willie G. Moseley

George Harrison
Part 2: The Solo Years After the Beatles’ breakup, legions of fans (and skeptics) waited to see if members of the Fab Four could go it alone. And George Harrison wasted no time in showing that he was up to the challenge. By Dan Forte


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