"I just got a used copy of 'The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles' on Amazon for a couple of bucks plus shipping. There are other used copies there at very cheap and decent prices. Just looking at the titles of the songs makes me drool. Even…"
"Beautiful song. John Jacob Niles was quite famous in the '60's when the whole folk thing got going. Glenn shows some of the full potential of the cigar box guitar. Great watching, learning warts and all. Let's get songwriting…"
"Great song Uncle John! You have absorbed all of that blues, folk, country and hee haw stuff and you are spitting it back at us. Love it! Don't take your guns to town and you won't get plagued by philosophical questions like this the next…"
"Great stuff! Chickenbone John and Hollowbelly getting Deutschander's to loosen up and not only build cigar box guitars but rock the blues? Fantastiche! Actually, to be a cigar box builder and player, ya gotta be a Renaissance Man- just like…"
"Hey Uncle John, nothing to be ashamed of. There are TONS of talented early rockers who most people have never heard of, such as Buddy Knox and the Rhythm Orchids, Wanda Jackson, etc. Actually Carl Perkins, who had a hit with'Blue Suede…"
"Uncle John: I got another story about the type of people who have been 'discovering' cigar box guitars. A couple of years ago, a middle aged guy and his younger wife came into my wife's shop 'the Social Studies store (which is…"
"Uncle John, your response is my kind of humor! Kids who arrive on campus these days can't find their way to the bathroom. Seriously! For the past twenty years faculty members are told NOT to discuss students with their 'helicopter…"
"Uncle John, my life has been one of following my bliss, being lucky, and is a matter of being at the right place at the right time! I have met a lot of pretentious professors and artists and curators and critics in my life, while traveling,…"
"I read the comments and look at the pictures and videos on Cigar Box Nation every day. It is a great community- especially UNCLE JOHN!.
I was an artist/professor type in New York and all over the world, involved with video and computers in media…"
"My wife and I own a building with a store on the ground floor in Appalachian tourist country- two hours from the coast. We sell fair trade products- primarily clothes and jewelry which we buy on a 5 month trip every year to southeast Asia. I started…"