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? 

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Alan, I'm happy to be peculiar in my own unique fashion :-) Our church made it through the great Hymn vs. contemporary music schism and we do a blend of each for each service. I'm blessed to be in a smaller church where my Wife and I were married and folks know us. I'll have a very welcoming environment to start public demonstration of my chops; you know, when ever it is that I get there...

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!

Playing for His glory! Father will lead you to the right place.

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.

Very cool! 

I have the music for Good, Good Father but I haven't tried playing it yet.  ;)


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