The January/February 2013 issue features Mumford & Sons on the cover, following an interview with the band that are considered the most unlikely success story of recent music history. “It’s not folk really. Well, some of it is, and it’s certainly not a scene. Someone got over-excited about a few bands who live in a hundred-mile radius and put it in a box to sell it as a package. It’s a community, not a scene. It’s not exclusive.” This issue includes a FREE 16 track MAVERICK MUSIC Volume 2 CD, which includes artists such as The Kennedys, The Haley Sisters, Jon Byrd, Shelby Lynne, Hatful of Rain, Van Preston, Lera Lynn, Ned Evett, Dave Gunning and more. The January/February 2013 issue also features Alejandro Escovedo: “I have seven children… the studio is a sanctuary”; Sarah Jarosz: “With all the big production and the music business being thrown at our faces… I think people maybe have a longing for that stripped down sort of honest music”; Sam Brown and her famous ukelele clubs; Jo-El Sonnier: An audience with the Cajun king and Toby Keith: A damn fine songwriter. Regular features include On Tour where you will find a feature on Petunia & The Vipers. The Pickin’ and Grinnin’ live review section features Blame Sally, Buddy Miller & Lee Ann Womack, Butch Hancock, Charley Pride, Jimmy LaFave, Joe Brown, Matraca Berg, Kimmie Rhodes, Sam Baker, Mary-Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin, The Civil Wars, The Mastersons and more. The issue features over 100 CD reviews and highlights include the Editor’s Top Picks: Tamara Stewart: APPLESEED; Jerry Salley: SHOWING MY AGE; Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson: WRECK & RUIN; Sally Barris: WILDER GIRL; Awna Teixeira: WHERE THE DARKNESS GOES; Buffy Lawson: I’M LEAVING YOU FOR ME; Derrin Nauendorf: DISTANT EMPIRES; Mumford & Sons: BABEL; Taylor Swift: RED.