Uncle John
  • 71, Male
  • Ogden, IA
  • United States
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  • Wolfeather
  • Steve Bookout
  • Southern Ray
  • Robert Bruner
  • Paul scofield
  • Emer M.
  • Rick Tish
  • Simon Benoit
  • John Raver
  • Dave Nyberg
  • Ricky

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  • 1.
    Titties & Tires - original by John
  • 2.
    Milk Cow Blues - old blues standard
  • 3.
    One Kind Favor - Cigar Box Nation
  • 4.
    Shake That Thing - old Papa Jackson song
  • 5.
    The Bucking Song - Robert Earle Keene
  • 6.
    Needed Time - Gospel Blues - Lighthing Hopkins
  • 7.
    Statesborrow Blues
  • 8.
    It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James Song - Cigar Box Nation
  • 9.
    Save Me Momma
  • 10.
    Make Me Down A Pallet On Your Floor

Uncle John's Discussions

Dave passed away on Friday AM, 9/17/21. Thanks for all the well-wishers before and after his passing.

Started this discussion. Last reply by CLG on Sunday. 57 Replies

Dave, a friend to many on CBN and a good old rascal has been ill and AWOL…Continue

Tags: Lynas, Dave

Contact me for ride shares to Callyfest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle John Mar 11, 2020. 15 Replies

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Tags: Unc

My CBG History

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denbo G Nov 9, 2019. 39 Replies

I built  two dulcimers from scratch in the early 90s.  No instructions, just a borrowed dulcimer to use as a pattern. I bought used tuners and frets from a shop in Omaha, Nebraska.    My dulcimers…Continue

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First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest ~ February 2nd until ????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sundberg Feb 21, 2018. 174 Replies

You, my friends are cordially invited  to the First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest(Note: as used here, virtual means IMAGINARY). This is a potluck meal, so please bring a…Continue

 

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Cigar Box Blues commented on Uncle John's photo
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Dave and his Angel bear riding off into the wide blue yonder. New adventures.

"and Dave questions wherever or not it was a good idea to pick up hitch hikers!!!!!"
10 hours ago
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Padron 4 hole front

"You folks that build all by hand tools put extra soul, sweat and sometimes blood into your work.  I use power tools when I can, but I think the traditional spirit of the cbg calls for some imperfections and character.   As a small nod…"
19 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
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Hobo’s Lullaby - repost of our recently departed friend.

"Back for another listen.  Love this.  Love that old man too.  "
21 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Steebos Kalist's video
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Life By The Drop - Cigar Box Guitar Cover

"Wow, Steebos.   Fine play, but it's the vocals I am digging here.  Anybody watching this, take a lesson.   Sometimes it don't work unless you let it all hang out.   9.99999999999999999999"
21 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Gary O'slide's video
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Gary O'Slide Fugitif

"On the run.  Riding that poor horse hard.   Border bound."
21 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Rich's photo
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Padron 4 hole whole

"That's not a ten. But pretty darned close."
21 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Rich's photo
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Padron 4 hole front

"Me too on the sound holes, grate and painted edges. Black tail complements the black sound holes. Padrons are about my fave box for CBGs."
21 hours ago
Uncle John commented on the anonymous pick's photo
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swamp witch guitar bubble gum 4

"That is wonderful kitschy folk art my friend.  And no doubt, it plays well and sounds great.  Yummy!"
21 hours ago
Uncle John commented on the anonymous pick's photo
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swamp witch guitar bubble gum 5

"Chewy. That is fun. I like it, Pick. Had a new player over last night to try my Roland Micro Cube. He was pretty impressed when he tried my Swampy."
22 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
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Ziricote fret board w/ brass powder inlay bone markers

"Looks great.  It amazes me how you get such tight, beautiful joints."
22 hours ago
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22 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's photo
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Good playing fretless. GDG.

"Good on you, Doug.  Have fun.  This one pictured is already being played pretty well by the new owner.  "
22 hours ago
Cigar Box Blues commented on Uncle John's photo
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Outhouse Row. Got TP? Dave L fore ground and Mose in the back.

"she belongs to the world's collection John!...I found it in an online library in Florida about 10 years ago"
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Our friend, Dave Lynas, passed away Friday, 9,17,21

"He was a man of many talents and freely shared them with us. We have been blessed!!!"
yesterday

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
I found a message in a bottle along the Nishnabottna River.
How many instruments have you built so far?
around 100
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Love to build, love to play.

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At 1:09pm on September 20, 2021, chris bugg said…

Thank you uncle John, The more I read about Dave the more of an amazing person he seemed to be.

Its always been an ambition  to play an instrument but work got in the way, now retired having been working with wood part of my life I can build and learn to play something I have created, its certainly got a grip on me.

kind regards Chris.

At 5:42am on September 18, 2021, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks John ! for keeping us in the Loop ! whit your updates on Dave!

Much appriciated ! and my deepest sympatie on your Lost Friend!

At 4:09am on July 25, 2021, Pavel Danilov said…

Thank a lot, Uncle John. I'm glad to be your cbg friend!

Would you please answer to my messages . ;)

At 7:16am on May 19, 2021, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comments John. Go on and drive Route 66 you're never too old, as a Geordie would say yer only a bairn 

At 5:15pm on May 9, 2021, Rope Walker Country Star said…
Thanks for the invite Uncle John. I really don’t know what the heck I’m doing in this site - so un tech savvy. I tried to send you a message before but thought if I push “comment” it would then appear here. It didn’t. Maybe you already got my message (maybe more than once). Anyway I wanted to say Corsicana’s a cool enough place. I’m including links to Rope Walker Radio Show Corsicana episode if you’re interested. They’re kinda long (about 20 minutes) good music though.
Thanks!
Part 1
https://youtu.be/L0K-rGpmpGA

Part 2
https://youtu.be/vC2x5YpiWIU
At 8:16pm on January 24, 2021, Clock The Wolf said…

At 11:34am on January 24, 2021, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for your comments John, I know what you mean about solids, planks of wood with strings, they'll all go quiet when we rely on wind power!

At 2:18pm on January 15, 2021, BUGGY (C) said…

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Snowplough number 18I'm on my way, just start building this ...!

At 5:32am on December 30, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

aint it funny how a Sad Song makes you Feel Better ?! thanks Uncle John !

At 5:57pm on December 29, 2020, jim fregon said…
Thanks uncle John

Uncle John's Blog

Cali-Fest Open Mic signups.

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 10:00am 11 Comments

Open Mic Sign Ups for Cali-Fest 2019

Friday, February 1, Saturday February 2 and Superbowl Sunday February 3.

The biggest and bestest virtual, fake and phony fest we know of.  It's in our heads. Be there or be square. Be there or be somewhere else. Richard…

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2 short stories - one is CBG relatted. A 2 pager and a 3 pager

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 11:30am 19 Comments

Forty Ounce Feller's Crossbreed Bonanza

2015 - A Goodland County Story By John Bolton

Forty Ounce Feller is an ex con, a…

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1936 Oklahoma License Plate ~ 1 page fiction (short story)

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 20 Comments

Oklahoma 1936 License Plate #134-651      By John Bolton

I was made in late 1935 in the Oklahoma State Prison at Mc Alester. I was black with yellow letters. I was issued in Goodland County in 1936 and bolted on the rear of a gray and black 31' Ford coupe with a rumble seat. I couldn't see where we were going, but when the dust wasn't too bad, I could see where we'd been.

The Ford belonged to Gibson. He had a place in…

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Jake Leg - A very short story

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:30am 19 Comments

Note:  I am working on a collection of short and very short stories that all tie together in a fictional place called Goodland County Oklahoma.   Some are music related and some feature CBGs.   I appreciate your comments, good, bad and corrective.

Jake Leg   by John Bolton

Goodland County, Oklahoma, 1931

The Two Two Store sat two miles east of Corley on a dirt road. There was a good sized open room with pot…

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