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On the cover is Austin native Jackie Venson, where she talks about her musical inspiration, songwriting, and her Gibson she named Rosetta. Other Austin residents we had the opportunity to learn more about are Sue Foley on her move to Austin, blues, and her current rig; Ruthie Foster talks songwriting and her newest album; Kathy Valentine talks about writing her memoir; Rosie Flores fills us in on her background in music and her newest album; and Patti Quatro and Lzzy Hale chat it up on life as women in the music industry. But that’s not all; we have several more!
We take a look at Janis Joplin’s time at Threadgill’s, which unfortunately has permanently closed its doors. Texas is known for its own version of the blues, so we offer up lessons on twelve-bar blues and ways to approach Stevie Ray Vaughan’s signature style.
For reviews, we got our hands on some pretty cool gear, including the new Martin SC-13E that was introduced at Winter NAMM, as well as Luna’s new Safari Koa Supreme, Fender’s Jazzmaster ukulele, and Paul Reed Smith’s new parlor guitar.