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
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
What is your favorite slide?How many do you have?What slide material do you favor?What…Continue
Will using a looper help me learn to jam with others better?Will it be a fun toy?Do you have or want one?I don't like delays in getting the music going. Some, (bemuzic) can do a quick, smooth and…Continue
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…Continue
Forty Ounce Feller's Crossbreed Bonanza
2015 - A Goodland County Story By John Bolton
Forty Ounce Feller is an ex con, a…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue