The November/December 2013 issue features Alan Jackson on the cover, after his recent bluegrass album. “As country music’s gotten away from its rootsy sound in the last few years, I find myself listening to more bluegrass.” This issue also continues The Gig Room, lifting the lid off the musical instruments scene. In this issue The Gig Room features The International Guitar Festival of Great Britain, Atkin Guitars and the Buddy Holly Foundation team up, Gruhn Guitars vintage instrument store reopens and Sugar Ray’s Vintage Recording Studio. This issue includes a FREE 18 track MAVERICK MUSIC Volume 5 CD, which includes artists such as Steve Azar, The Rising, Gary Fletcher, Jesse and Noah und Nina, Joanna Mosca, The Self Help Group, Jamie Smith’s Mabon and many more… The November/December 2013 issue also features the following articles: Reggae’s gone country for UB40 | New To You: Amber Hayes | Obituary: Tompall Glaser | Obituary: Leo Duffy | Obituary: Jack Clement | New To You: Mickie James | Roots of Country: Molly O’Day | The Stray Birds: “Rhythms can change your mood in three seconds” | MG Boulter: The perils of playing lap steel guitar for Simone Felice | New To You: Joanna Mosca | Emma King & The Heartsets: Living and breathing the Nashville Dream | Nashville Songwriter: Steve Wariner | Lincoln Durham: “Their darkness seemed very natural to me” The Pickin’ and Grinnin’ live review section features the Cambridge Folk Festival, Didmarton Bluegrass Festival 2013, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Purbeck Folk Festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, Carrie Rodriguez & Luke Jacobs, Steve Payne and The Milk Carton Kids. The issue features over 100 CD reviews and highlights include the Editor’s Top Picks: Danny and the Champions of the World: STAY TRUE; Gary Hall: WINNING WAYS ON LOSING STREAKS; Steve Wariner: IT AIN’T ALL BAD; Emily Herring: YOUR MISTAKE; Ron Block: WALKING SONG; Rod Picott: HANG YOUR HOPES ON A CROOKED NAIL; Zane Williams: OVERNIGHT SUCCESS; Vince Gill & Paul Franklin: BAKERSFIELD; My Darling Clementine: THE RECONCILIATION?