*Photo by Bree Marie Fish

On the Cover: Larkin Poe 

Sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell of the acclaimed duo Larkin Poe discuss their career journey from bluegrass to blues-rock and beyond. 

Features, Lessons & Departments:  

  • Jakob Dylan: Guitar Talk with the singer-songwriter and leader of the Wallflowers 
  • The Year in Gear: Our annual recap of new guitars, accessories, and trends 
  • Adam Levin: Profile of the young classical guitarist and his work spotlighting contemporary Spanish composers 
  • Woodshed: An introduction to Welsh guitar, vis-à-vis the traditional number “Men of Harlech” 
  • Pickin’: How to play hot solos by Doc Watson and Clarence White on “Footprints in the Snow” 
  • Makers & Shakers: Luthier and finish supplier Jeff Jewitt 
  • Weekly Workout: Economy picking exercises 
  • Here’s How: Finding joy and productivity in practicing 
  • The Basics: Jazz guitarist Greg Ruby breaks down the fundamentals of chord melody 
  • Mixed Media: First look at a new Smithsonian Folkways collection of rare Northern California folk performances by Doc Watson, Fred McDowell, Rev. Gary Davis, the New Lost City Ramblers, Kilby Snow, and others; new releases from Paul Thorn, Sarah McQuaid, Buffalo Nichols, Emmylou Harris, George Harrison; and more 


  • “Beautiful Dreamer”– Learn a campfire arrangement of the old favorite 
  • “She’s a Self-Made Man”– World Premiere by Larkin Poe 
  • “Footprints in the Snow” – Flatpicking duet as played by Doc Watson and Clarence White
  • “Men of Harlech” – Traditional song of Wales
  • And More! 

Gear Reviews:  

  • Taylor GTe Urban Ash acoustic-electric guitar 
  • Breedlove Pursuit Exotic S Concert CE acoustic-electric guitar 
  • iZotope Spire Studio 2nd Generation recording tool 
  • Hercules Cellphone, tablet, and mic stands 
  • And More! 

Key Dates:

  • Advertising reservations due by October 8, 2021
  • Advertising materials due by October 15, 2021
  • Issue on sale December 7, 2021

*subject to change