The November/December 2012 issue features Taylor Swift on the cover, following the unbelievable successes of her continuing 6 year career and the release of her fourth studio album RED. “I wanted to be somewhere where the songwriting was at the forefront… I wanted to be somewhere where I knew I would get to write every song on my album.” This issue includes a FREE 16 track MAVERICK MUSIC Volume 1 CD, which includes artists such as Rant ‘n’ Rave, The Good Intentions, Matraca Berg, Bob Cheevers, Van Preston, The Vagaband, Blame Sally and The Kennedys. The November/December 2012 issue also features The Punch Brothers, following the release of their album WHO’S FEELING YOUNG NOW? “We are inspired by, but not beholden to, what’s happened before. We exist now. It’s happening now. File it under bluegrass, and a lot would associate that with an eye that’s looking backwards.” Notable features also include Amanda Shires: Her life and music, Matraca Berg: Nashville Songwriters, Pistol Annies: Shooting straight and aiming high, The Mavericks: The party is about to start again and Sara Watkins: “Change was going to happen…” Regular features include On Tour where you will find features on Joanne Shaw-Taylor and Bob Cheevers. The Pickin’ and Grinnin’ live review section features the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, SummerTyne Americana Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival 2012, The Deep Dark Woods, Bap Kennedy and more. The issue features over 100 CD reviews and highlights include the Editor’s Top Picks: Beth Nielsen Chapman: THE MIGHTY SKY; Kathy Mattea: CALLING ME HOME; Malcolm Holcombe: DOWN THE RIVER; The Trishas: HIGH, WIDE & HANDSOME; Waylon Jennings: GOIN’ DOWN ROCKIN’: THE LAST RECORDINGS; Matraca Berg: LOVE’S TRUCK STOP; Various Artists: LOWE COUNTRY; Haley Sisters: WHEN I REACH THE PLACE I’M GOING; The Time Jumpers: THE TIME JUMPERS.