Here at Acoustic Guitar, the editors have been ramping up for the February 2010 issue, which happens to mark our 20th year as a publication (where has the time gone?). As part of our planning for this milestone, one thought crossed our minds—just think about all the great acoustic music that has been released since our very first issue! That thought has led to some very lively discussions, and it has also reminded us of just how vibrant the acoustic music scene has remained over the past two decades. This music inspired us to pick up a six-string to jam with friends, play gigs, and even record our own albums, and we’re betting that it had a similar effect on you. Where were you when you first heard Alison Krauss and Union Station’s Now That I Found You or Michael Hedges’ Taproot? What about Johnny Cash’s American Recordings series or Steve Earle’s run of outstanding albums? We’ll be writing about the 200 essential recordings from the past 20 years, but first we’d like to hear from you: what music inspired you during that period? I’m all ears.