Walt Haapapuro mentioned earlier this week that he would like to join the praise
band at his church with his CBG. That is amazing!
I know God uses the peculiar to reach the lost. Now, I am not calling Walt strange
but a CBG is a truly unique instrument. It can break down walls and build bridges
like no other.
I am not sure if this is the proper place to open this discussion but I wanted to chat
about worship songs on the CBG. What do you play? What works/what doesn't...
Being a renegade Southern Baptist, I am partial to the hymns: Amazing Grace, Victory
In Jesus, I'll Fly Away, I Saw The Light... Songs like that. I add a G7 here and there and
they turn into nasty blues hymns.
I was talking to a pastor friend of mine. He is well read on the latest trends in churches.
He said there is a big movement in bluegrass type worship which lends itself to the CBG.
Contemporary artists like (David) Crowder have a hillbilly flavor to them. "My Beloved" by
Crowder is one of my favorites and sounds great on a 3 string!
I am not part of a worship team. I am, however, a regular at a local coffee shop open mic
night. God has provided a cool venue for me to share these songs with an ever changing
audience. It's a lot of fun and I feel His pleasure when His is glorified.
I am convinced the God can use servants like me and Walt, armed with a box, a stick and
three strings, to move the world closer to Him!
What worship songs are you playing?
Battle Creek is a long walk from Colorado. Otherwise I might come visit your church. I am currently between churches. ;)
As long as you remember Who you are playing for, you'll be all right!
Thanks! Just following Him. Trusting His lead.
He is faithful so I need to remain faithful!
Saw Crowder in concert recently and he plays 2 CBG's during the concert. I believe they are also on his new Prodicgal (?) album.
Nice! I saw him at a Colorado Rockies game this summer but he didn't have a CBG.
Crowder is really good!
This is a pretty cool post!
Just curious.... Is there anyplace to find CBG tab/chords for some of these Christian tunes? (Besides Amazing Grace...O)
I find most of my chords at https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/.
I play basic chords so Am becomes A... It works fairly well.
Work on it and it'll get better. ;)
I am working on "The Nazarene" by Michael Card. Sounds pretty good (until I start singing)>
I just saw Crowder, and never knew he played a CBG! I searched on Google about it, which lead me to good ol' Cigar Box Nation. I didn't know this group existed, but I'm sure glad it does! Praise God! I'm working on Good Good Father, myself.
I have the music for Good, Good Father but I haven't tried playing it yet. ;)