1979 Jethro Burns – Comedy and Jazz Mandolin

Contents: Jethro Burns – Comedy and Jazz Mandolin; Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter – King of the 12-String guitar players of the world; Steve Kaufman – Flatpicking Champ; Kevin Roth – dulcimer Style & Technique; Christmas Buying Guide; Selecting a mixer; Riley Puckett – Old-Time Guitarist; more

1979 December Pickin’ Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1979 Jerry Reed – Guitar Pickin’ Singer, Songwriter, Actor

Contents: Jerry Reed – Guitar Pickin’ Singer, Songwriter, Actor – the “Guitar Man” offers some candid insights into his musical development; Traveling with your instrument; Elizabeth Cotten – author of “Freight Train”; Charlie Christian & Django Reinhardt; From Academia to Craftsmanship – Thom Phipps; A shop that’s more than a shop – McCabe’s guitar shop; Nugget and the Cosmo-Five; Guitar Resonances – using a “shaker table” to seek out individual resonances of plates and completed instruments; Neil Converse – a fiddler from New England; more

1978 March Pickin’ Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1978 Minnie Pearl – Grand Ole Opry’s Lady Remembers

Contents: Minnie Pearl – Grand Ole Opry’s Lady Remembers; Janette Carter – preserving her family heritage; Bob Pinson – collector’s collector from the Country Music Foundation; Pickin’ Magazine annual radio listing – over 200 radio stations which play bluegrass; Old Tyme music scene – where to find antique phonographs and records; The Ad Couple; Englishtown Music Hall Reopens; more

1978 October Pickin’ Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1979 Bill Clifton and Red Rector – Old-timey and Red Flash

Contents: Bill Clifton and Red Rector; History of the Violin part 2; Three on a String – songs, skits and comedy; Bluegrass in Washington D.C.; A new look at the mandolin; Mountain Music of Puerto Rico; A Festival in Salem; Carson J. Robison – country music pioneer; Eddie Conners – four-stringed banjo player; Gary Mehalick and Orrin Star; An American Heritage – interview with Dennis Trone, co-owner of the Julia Belle Swain, John Hartford’s “second home”; Down Home Folks – Buck White, Sharon Hicks and Cheryl White; more

1979 May Pickin’ Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1979 Pickin’ Magazine – History of the Violin

Contents: Cover Story: The Artist and His Idea; History of the Violin; Hank Penny – Western Swing Pioneer; Winnie Winston – Pedal Steel Guitarist with a dual career; Bobby Slone – left handed fiddler; Wheelin’ and Dealin’ with Curly Ray Cline; What performers do offstage; Cass County Cut-Ups; Michael Esposito and the Lost World String Band; The Unseen side of a banjo; more

1979 April Pickin’ Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1979 Lester Flatt – talking with a bluegrass giant

Contents: Lester Flatt – talking with a bluegrass giant; Cajun Music part 2 traditional – talking with the Balfa Brothers; “King of the Gypsies” – old time music in Paramounts’s latest film; Healing through Music; Troy Castleberry – finger flying mandolin picker; Teaching a love of music – the Suzuki method; Ricky Skaggs – moving beyond bluegrass; A festival in Arkansas; Kramer guitars patented forged aluminum “T” neck; more

1979 February Pickin’ Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1979 Don Williams – The “Gentle Giant”

Cover: Don Williams – The “Gentle Giant”; Contents: Don Williams – The “Gentle Giant”; Cajun Music – letting the good times roll; Melvin Wine – fiddling and sharing; Instruments of the Middle East; Bobby Hicks – Bluegrass Fiddler; Western Swing – old-time music for dancing; Timing, drive and taste; Ray Whitley – rootin’ tootin’ singin’ star; Philadelphia Mummers; Jake Landers – all around bluegrass musician; Marvin Willis – Violin Repair Specialist; David Amram – Citizen of the world; more

1979 January Pickin’ Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1979 Pickin’ Magazine – Chet Atkins – Stellar Country Guitarist

Contents: Chet Atkins – Stellar Country Guitarist; Maybelle Carter – linking Mountain Folk with Modern Country; R.P. Christeson – Sage of the Ozarks; Living and Breathing Bluegrass; Learning to play the scheitholt, an ancestor of the dulcimer; Cajun Music pt. 3; Monster Making; Royce Campbell – letting the melody shine; How to select a guitar strap; Square Dance Bill to U.S. Congress; more

1979 March Pickin’ Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1977 Pickin – The Magazine of Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music

Cover: The Mandolin Master. The cover painting was done in egg tempera by Indiana artist Allen Hackney. Actual size: 36″ x 48″. See inside story for more on this artist and his paintings.

Contents: Bryan Bowers; The Skillet Lickers; Banjo Tablature: Liberty; Fiddle Tablature – Turkey in the Straw; Workbench: Saddle Adjustment; Artist Allen Hackney; Katie Laur; Bluegrass Festival at Local Gas Station; Parking Lot Pickers; more

1977 September Pickin Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1978 Pickin’ Magazine – Steve Martin – “When you’re playing the banjo, everything’s O.K.”

Features: Steve Martin, “A Wild and Crazy Guy”; Vintage Instruments – dealing & collecting; The Hammered Dulcimer – making a comeback; Decorative engraving by chemical etching; Ted Lundy, Bob Paisley and the Southern Mountain Boys; Resonator Guitars – a history; Spring Valley, California – Stelling Banjo Company; Stephane Grappelli – His magical Jazz Violin; Tenor and Plectrum Banjos – a Mid-America Rally; A Bluegrass Festival through the eyes of a musician; more

1978 July Pickin Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com