Uncle John
  • 69, Male
  • Ogden, IA
  • United States
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My CBG History

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson 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

What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim_N Mar 1, 2017. 122 Replies

What is your favorite slide?How many do you have?What slide material do you favor?What…Continue

Loopers ~ What are they good and bad for?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BUGGY (C) Dec 14, 2016. 63 Replies

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

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I Ain't Gonna Work For Mr Peabody No More.

"Speaking as an ex-coal miner, I ain't gonna dig coal for anybody no more, great song UJ, love it :D"
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Jack Daniels custom built 3 string guitar demo testing

"Great looking build.  Sounds good too."
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I Ain't Gonna Work For Mr Peabody No More.

"Thanks, AGP.  That Mr. Peabody in the photo is the coal barron of Peabody coal.  People think of Iowa as an agricultural state - NOT a coal mining state.   But up until the 1930 or so, coal mining was number two to farming for…"
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I Ain't Gonna Work For Mr Peabody No More.

"Good original song & performance 'UJ'  :-)"
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OLD repost of Maddog (and John) at Maddog's riverside CBG shack.

"So glad I didn't miss this.............that's the real stuff!! right there. This is the kinda video that makes you wish you were there to join the Jam Session. Good capture UnkJ"
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"WOW!"
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Front_leaves

"Wow.  Gorgeous!   Love that elf ear leg knee rest.  "
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I Ain't Gonna Work For Mr Peabody No More.

"Dave, I am hard on harps- I must slobber a bit using a harness and they don't last long enough to make good ones worthwhile for me.  I have some $10 Huang harps from China that last a long time. They take a bit more wind to play, but last…"
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I Ain't Gonna Work For Mr Peabody No More.

"Thanks, Dave.  I like this one.  "
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I Ain't Gonna Work For Mr Peabody No More.

"I hear Woodie G. Here. Out of the Dustbowl Era."
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I Ain't Gonna Work For Mr Peabody No More.

"Wonderful Uncle. Your harp is excellent. And I envy your whistle. With no teeth I can only hiss like a snake. Solid guitar, good singin and pickin. :*)"
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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 1:34pm on November 10, 2019, Dave Lynas said…

Sure Uncle John. I should have done a better sketch. :D)

At 7:45am on November 9, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for your comments Uncle John.The rough one was intended to be just a lash up to test a fret slot jig that my pal Chris made.It 's turned out probably closer to the ethos of CBG's than my usual over manicured stuff.Not very loud acoustically but great amplified.

At 3:12pm on October 15, 2019, Rock-Schorsch said…

Hi Uncle,

now the vid works. Have fun with it!

Best regards!

Rock-Schorsch

At 10:11am on October 15, 2019, Rock-Schorsch said…

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Preachin Blues - Son House

"Great stuff!  I use an ADOBE viewer to 'see" the video"
It runs, but not for all!  :-P
At 9:58am on October 15, 2019, Bob "Ambrose" Negus said…

Double-edged compliments.  Not sure if it would go down well with the ladies... maybe some...... looks and fashion trends etc...

At 5:55pm on October 5, 2019, John Raver said…

Thanks Uncle John. I kinda figured it out after I sent you the text. I have to be in the pictures and videos section. Before I was just on the home page watching pictures slide by and wonder how can they be commenting. Thanks again

At 2:04pm on October 5, 2019, John Raver said…

Wanted to say thanks for the comments on my 1st diddley bow. My question is, how did you do it? I'm trying to figure out how to get around on this site. I have a few people saying they like my photo but I don't see how they do it. That might be a facebook thing or is it? Any help would be appreciated.

At 6:16pm on September 28, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

diddie_wa_diddie.pdf  this matbee UJ?  Greeeettssszz A.D.

At 5:41pm on September 28, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

At 7:26pm on September 20, 2019, Larry Millican said…

  ^ foot away well mine looks good at 10 feet away,,,,thanks for the comments ,,keep smiling,,,,,keeps them guessing  love your string collection,,,,,,,,,larry

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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 20 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 21 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 21 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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