My name is Mark Noel and i have just begun my CBG journey. I am in the middle of my first fretless build and can't wait to finish so i can hone my slide chops on her. 

I see they have quite a few festivals organized in the US for CBG's and would love to see us Canucks get some going. Drop me a line on where you are and maybe we can get a group together in Ontario to jam and share trade secrets. Cheers!

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Welcome Mark,
Your right we don't have any festivals in Ontario, we need to get one started as I know we have quite a few Ontario residents here on the nation. Can't wait to see your fretless CBG. I'm currently Learning slide play and im finding it very hard but im persistent and will nail it down. Share your tips if you can if your not a novice like me lol

Take care for now,

Tu amigo Loco

Well i don't know that i have tips to share yet as i am also just learning, but we can certainly learn together. I am very serious about bringing the CBG world to my town and will be in need of some help so let's keep in touch and soon we will amass a great army of blues-box enthusiasts! Ha Ha.

Hey Mark!!! Glad to have you on board!! I'm down In Chatham. I spent some time working up in Port Hope. What a lovely little town it is!!!  CBG building is highly addictive!!!

Hi Clarkkraft. Please forgive my Ontario ignorance, but whereabouts is Chatham from Port Hope? I am originally from BC and have only been here a few years. 

Thank you for the Welcome and hope to meet you some day, as i have mentioned in the Canadian CBG group that we need to band together and get some sort of festivals rolling here in Ontario. Look forward to chatting again soon.

Chatham is between London and Windsor. Or between Lake Erie and lake stclair depending how you wanna look at it.

the  only   tip  i  can  add   is   , ....  due to the  fact that there    is no   huge  following  in  Canada  for  cbgs ,   in  one concentrated area    ..    a cbg fest  is bound to  fail  at  the start  ..  ..

what  you   must  do  is  hold  a  "blues"  fest  ... or  some  similar  title   and  piggyback  the cbg  theme  in   like  a  trogan  horse  ;-)

 then   let  it  spread  .

just my opinion  ;-)

Hey, I would be satisfied if the first one was just us CBG enthusiasts getting together to swap stories, tips and check out each others Gitty. I'm a patient man and can wait for the Canadian wave to build.

Hey - We're unstoppable Baby - a regular tsunami!!!!!
I'm actually heading down to The Bean Blossom Blues Fest next week - It's a harmonica centred festival. Tons of jamming, commraderie, etc. It's a 12 hour drive but it's worth it.
That's the sort of thing I'd like to get started up here but like pick says it would start small.
PS - I'll be taking my CBG's down and playing on the main stage with the Cabin 12 Jam Band.

sweet  .. 

Sounds like a great time Jawbone. Have a blast!

Hello from Prince Edward County!

Hi Mark,

I am in Scarborough... CBG's are definitely gaining popularity in Southern Ontario.There were three vendors selling them at the Mariposa Folk Festival last year. Just last night I took my latest build to the local Long & McQuade store where my daughter works and it got a lot of attention when I plugged it in to see what it would do hooked up to a hefty Marshall amp.

Here's a video clip of one of the staff at the store taking it for a spin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q97FcokBhzo

Keep warm!

Greg

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