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Chickenbone John interviewed at Henry's Blueshouse

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Chickenbone John interviewed at Henry's Blueshouse

The godfather of the cigar box guitar, Chickenbone John, talks about how got into playing the blues and making his own instruments, not to mention how he sou...
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One String Fiddle

"wow that is lovely!! How does it sound?"
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ChickenboneJohn replied to micky rooney's discussion Best Amp in the group The Brits are coming
"I love my Roland Microcube...but here's a new..and cheaper contender..."
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ChickenboneJohn replied to micky rooney's discussion Best Amp in the group The Brits are coming
"Here's the Pignose - we are out of stock but more are on their way as I type..."
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ChickenboneJohn replied to micky rooney's discussion Best Amp in the group The Brits are coming
"Here's one I made earlier...this is Hollowbelly's touring and recording amp."
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ChickenboneJohn replied to Dogleg Steve's discussion accurate fretting
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gordon barnes left a comment for ChickenboneJohn
"Since getting into this area of Guitar playing, I watch endless videos trying to gain as much knowlege as I can.  Lately, I.ve run into diatonic, pentatonic, fretting with only about 8 fretts, like a dulcimer.  In one, the guy had it his 3…"
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ChickenboneJohn commented on gordon barnes's blog post scale length for pentatonic scale necks
"What's a pentatonic scale neck? That's a new one on me and I'm intrigued!"
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Mini-amp shootout - TomsLine Engineering vs Roland MicroCube

"In my opinion the Toms line has a lot more bottom end than the Roland and this is one thing that let's the Roland down . Don't get me wrong . It's a cracking little amp . I have 2 . I think the Toms line is the better sounding amp…"
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HI..ChickenboneJohn here...in Birmingham, UK. I've been making and fixing guitars of all sorts for a while...but love making and playing cigar box guitars. I run the Crossroads Blues Club in Birmingham

http://www.towerofsong.co.uk/blues

If you are in the area...drop by....club night is EVERY Thursday at 8.45pm

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At last...my CD!

Posted on October 13, 2018 at 6:46am 2 Comments

At long last I've put out a CD!! Launched during my mini Euro tour of the Low Countries with Hollowbelly, at the Ouwehoer Cafe in Rotterdam.

https://www.chickenbonejohn.com/products/chickenbonejohn-cd…

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Summer of '18 - Life On The Road

Posted on August 11, 2018 at 3:54am 2 Comments

So...summer's well on, and it's been an amazingly warm one...and for me an exhausting one.   I know people think that being a professional musician is one long round of cool gigs, adulation, alcohol and drugs...but there's more...and less to it than that. Finding the cash for many tanks of diesel, worrying about whether there's a parking place near the gig, figuring out the logistics of loading out 500kg  of gear every night and keeping it safe, and not getting busted by the German Autobahn…

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Back On The Road - Autumn European Tour

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 9:00am 2 Comments

It had been a while, but it was time for me and Hollowbelly to go back on he road again…the Van Thom Weekender and the German Cigar Box Guitar Festival were happening on two consecutive weekends, so that was the cue to arrange a little tour. We had a contact from a new promoter offering a midweek date between the two weekends, and I managed to arrange some more dates on the way out and back, so we had a viable tour organised. Getting gigs is one thing, but getting shows that pay and work…

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Glastonbury with Chickenbone John, Hollowbelly and Anne Zilpha

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

  • GLASTONBURY 2017

    After last year's success selling cigar box guitars at Glastonbury, we decided to have another shot at it. My sales manager (and daughter) Anne completed the application in October of last year...and early in March we heard that we'd been offered…

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At 1:11pm on January 24, 2019, gordon barnes said…

Since getting into this area of Guitar playing, I watch endless videos trying to gain as much knowlege as I can.  Lately, I.ve run into diatonic, pentatonic, fretting with only about 8 fretts, like a dulcimer.  In one, the guy had it his 3 strings tuned in such a way as to make playing blues like falling off a log.  I think Justin Johnson had one.  Problem is, I can never find them on line again.  Wish I could be more help.  What is a good size router bit for shaping the back of necks? I just bought nice router. Hmm, now what??  good talking to you, sorry I couldn't be more help.  I go into computer stores and they look at me and say, "what's the point."  Gordon

At 7:19pm on October 5, 2017, Chipfat Fingerburn Jones said…
Hi John, I don’t know how to private message people on here. How do I sign up for a slot at boxstock?
At 3:37pm on May 26, 2017, Paul Craig said…

Just happened to see the video of your tilt neck CBG's. That is plain awesome thinking and design. Like your idea over the Fender design.

At 2:02pm on January 25, 2016, Bristol Blue said…

Good to know you Chickenbone. Just been checking out your "Jitterbug Swing" , liked Bukka White for eons and your version is ace. How did you come to buy The Works entire UK stock of BBG's? How much are you selling them for? 

At 7:59am on March 30, 2015, Chipfat Fingerburn Jones said…
I'd like to put my name down for the open mic on the Friday night of box stock. Is that possible?
At 1:19pm on November 18, 2014, Woodmuppet said…
Il come over and say hello if I'm going, it's our bike clubs "Christmas p' up" on the Saturday night in Liverpool so......
At 12:51pm on November 18, 2014, Woodmuppet said…
Hello John.
Are you at the Liverpool guitar show on Sunday?
At 5:28am on March 10, 2014, Richey Kay said…

Definitely not your fault mate. Postie put a missed delivery slip through the door without bothering to knock. Then when I tried to collect it from the post office they looked for 20 minutes then said they'd lost it. Then after I rode to work they called to say they'd found it...

At 5:08am on March 10, 2014, Richey Kay said…

Hi John, after a bit of a nightmare with the Post Office (long story) I finally received the fretboard blanks from you this morning. They're wonderful, thanks very much! Cheers for the offcuts too!

Rick

At 8:03am on January 23, 2014, Olaf Geurens said…

just now started to use cigarboxnation again.

How was the concert?

Been following you on youtube, great channel!

See you

 
 
 

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