Lauding the musical heritage and traditions of its home state, Blackberry Smoke’s new album, You Hear Georgia, is a rootsy, thematic effort. We speak to Charlie Starr to learn how it was made. We also chat with guitar/violin/mandolin master Mark O’Connor about his ’45 Martin D-28 herringbone and new album. Others talking about their latest work are Steve Cropper, Ian Crichton, Jane Getter, Jesse Aycock, Ally Venable, and Al Stewart. Plus, Wolf Marshall tells us why Pat Martino is a redefined jazzman.
As always, VG delivers the best guitar stories, like the one about why Gretsch moved quickly to launch the 6128 Duo Jet in 1953, or the truth behind the Mar