On the Cover: Tony Rice Remembered

Modern flatpicking force and singer-songwriter Molly Tuttle talks with David Grisman, Richard Hoover, and others about the legendary guitarist’s life and legacy.

Features, Lessons & Departments

  • Guitar Talk: A chat with Jimmy Buffett
  • Irina Kulikova: Feature on the young Russian classical guitarist
  • Bill Withers: Lesson on the late R&B singer-songwriter’s sophisticated and soulful accompaniment approaches
  • Pickin’: Tony Rice’s version of “Beaumont Rag”
  • Woodshed: Jontavious Willis’ take on “Poor Boy, Long Ways from Home”
  • Weekly Workout: Cathy Fink’s Americana-based exercises
  • Here’s How: Using effects pedals of all types
  • The Basics: Ongoing chord-melody series by jazz guitarist Greg Ruby
  • Makers & Shakers: Repair expert Dan Erlewine and his new collaboration with Iris Guitars
  • Mixed Media: Reviews of albums by Chris Pierce, Rod Abernethy, M. Ward, and others


  • Lovely Day” – Bill Withers’ classic
  • “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” – A campfire arrangement of the traditional favorite
  • “Poor Boy, Long Ways from Home” – Traditional
  • “Beaumont Rag” – Traditional
  • “Careless Love Blues” – Traditional

Gear Reviews

  • Cole Clark Angel acoustic-electric
  • Cordoba Fusion 5 
  • Mojotone Soundhole pickup
  • Augustine Imperial and Regal Strings 
And More!

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by February 5, 2021
  • Advertising materials due by February 12, 2021
  • Issue on sale April 6, 2021

*subject to change