Uncle John
  • 71, Male
  • Ogden, IA
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  • Rick Tish
  • Simon Benoit
  • John Raver
  • Dave Nyberg
  • Ricky
  • Nasty DeVille
  • Cindy
  • Thomas Case

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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

Contact me for ride shares to Callyfest

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

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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

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

 

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Uncle John commented on Dave Lynas's photo
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Gib and Willy in Duck’s Store

"He quacks me up.   "
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on T-Gripped's photo
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IA75a

"PS:  It would be cool to do the song on a Skunk River LPG!  Will make do with what I have. It sounded pretty good on my little CB-mandolin."
7 hours ago
Uncle John commented on T-Gripped's photo
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IA75a

"Tee, I sat down and wrote a Skunk River song this morning.  Seems like a good one right now.  Wil have to see  if it still seems good tomorrow.  If it seems good, will try to make a video."
7 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Dave Lynas's photo
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Gib and Willy in Duck’s Store

"It's all great.  But the portrait on the wall takes it to the greatest."
8 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Doug Thorsvik's video
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Time: 2-String Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

"Is this Thursday already?   Nice."
8 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Dave Lynas's video
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Goose Music

"Nice,  nice.  I went pistol shooting with some old co-worker friends yesterday.   Strong winds made it COLD.  Could have used that fire!"
8 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Anthony Insetta's video
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A Lil Diddy

"Nice play and grins.   :)"
8 hours ago
Uncle John commented on the anonymous pick's video
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Reason number 844 to get a swamp witch guitar

"Good band and song.  I went to big screen for a good look at that guitar lead swampy.  Cool beans, bro!"
8 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Richard Sundberg's video
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Swamp Witch Unplugged. V.V.V.

"That really is not often done.  Works.  Really nice vocals and mood.   I like this one a lot.  Album worthy."
8 hours ago
Uncle John commented on A.D.EKER's video
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Home Groove BCB One Man band 2021

"Fire it up, Andries.  Sounding strong.  Good feet, friend.  I like that black cat poster.  "
8 hours ago
Uncle John commented on AGP #'s video
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AGP #424 Modified “Balikpapan Chugger” Sound Sample Medley

"All that sound from 2 strings.  I like door number two the best."
8 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
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Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
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Betty & Dupree ~ old blues story on cigar box mandolin

"Thanks, Kale and Dave.  Much appreciated.  This mando may let me recycle old songs/videos for months!"
yesterday
Dave Lynas commented on Uncle John's video
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Betty & Dupree ~ old blues story on cigar box mandolin

"Loved it Unc. , Excellent story and great singing and pickin."
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Key To The Highway - Too much reverb? I seldom use it. I like delay.

"It seems you have lost control John! Swampy rules, she decides. One thing for sure, your strong blue voice matches whatever spell she conjures up. A match made in heaven.  Nice one Unc, I’m in the front row whenever you pick her up."
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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 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
At 4:58pm on December 17, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

you no video as well uncle ? is this the biginning of the End !

At 1:57pm on October 28, 2020, Doug Thorsvik said…

I agree! We certainly have enough dialog to qualify.

At 8:12am on September 26, 2020, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Bet you wish you had full ownership of the Indian now.

At 7:34pm on September 12, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

How are you ! having a building frenzy ? sweet looking Dulci !

At 1:27am on August 18, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

how about this one? kind greeeeetsszz

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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Uncle John commented on Dave Lynas's photo
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"He quacks me up.   "
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Comin down the home stretch

Won`t be long now till the strings go on it.
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Duck, the Blues Dude

"Bunch of likes Rick. You throw enough down and something magic can happen."
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Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Finding different ways of making a CBG is part of the fun for me...Thanks for the info."
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Gib and Willy in Duck’s Store

"Even Duck has a lady Unc.  He thinks she’s the greatest."
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Carl Floyd replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Four screws, like a strat.  I have a mahogany heel that stick out.  Only two of the…"
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Soul Sleeper Original Cigar Box Guitar Song

"Thanx guys.  No need to speak dutch A.D.............me and fly are both British. We live and…"
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Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"I was wondering how you attached the neck...A couple of screws,maybe?..."
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Richard Sundberg commented on Richard Sundberg's video
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Swamp Witch Unplugged. V.V.V.

"Thank you Keith! I always appreciate your likes and support."
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Richard Sundberg commented on Richard Sundberg's video
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Swamp Witch Unplugged. V.V.V.

"Thank you John! I’m basically a contrarian, so that’s a super duper compliment. My…"
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Richard Sundberg commented on Richard Sundberg's video
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Swamp Witch Unplugged. V.V.V.

"Thank you Dave! I’ve had  this in YouTube storage for almost a year now. It almost got…"
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