#15 March/April 2007

#15: March/April 2007FEATURES

JERRY GARCIA: Take away his sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and what’s left? Quite a lot, actually. Some of Jerry’s old pals talk about their friend

Summer Madness: The Festival LifeSUMMER MADNESS: From Maine to California and Texas to Canada, festival promoters work their asses off to bring us music. Here’s the how, and the why

DEPARTMENTS

Bobby Rush & Ned RavenFrom the Festival Coordinator: He’s been from Tucson to Tucumcari and met 100,000 Elmore readers, but F.C. Ned Raven’s Still Willin’

Influences: Bo Diddley & Robert RandolphInfluences: Not your usual guitars, not your usual guitarists. Bo Diddley and Robert Randolph both learned their first chops in church, but neither just stayed there

On the Record: Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale hit the road together. Robert Randolph (again), Ray LaMontagne, David Grisman (again), and the late Steve Goodman all have something new to say

Collecting: The Killer. Amassing all this Jerry Lee Lewis energy in one place could achieve critical mass. Handle with care

Re.Issues: Link Wray passed away in late 2005 (see January/February 06 Elmore), but Link’s licks will last a lifetime. Also, Crosby, Clash, Beach Boys and Boz

Also Appearing: James Brown! Thank heaven for DVDs, so we can still marvel. Plus Nirvana, interviews with Jerry Garcia and Ken Kesey, reviews of live shows, and B4MD, a provocative music business documentary

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