Magazine Features

Thomas M. Lell
September 15, 2015

Nick Forster is a fretted instrument renaissance man. Among his talents: He honed his lutherie chops working the repair bench at the Denver Folklore Center; he’s played bass with Bluegrass... View This

Gamble Rogers
September 15, 2015

In 1976, troubadour Gamble Rogers interviewed music hero Merle Travis at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Originally recorded for National Public Radio, the lengthy interview – covering... View This

Jason Verlinde
September 15, 2015

Players in the know have been following Blake Mills for years; this session guitarist / singer-songwriter / producers is one of the most original musicians performing today. FJ publisher... View This

Adam Levy
September 15, 2015

A few decades ago, a fateful night of partying introduced artist Chas Smith to the pedal steel sounds of country music legend Ralph Mooney. Before long, Smith was infatuated with the steel guitar... View This

Aaron Flacke
September 15, 2015

Some historical-minded builders focus on crafting exacting replicas of old Fenders and Gibsons. Others focus on building vintage-inspired amplifiers from the ‘50s and ‘60s. California... View This