Uncle John
  • 71, Male
  • Ogden, IA
  • United States
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  • Simon Benoit
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  • Dave Nyberg
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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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Save me Jesus. Hollowbelly + the Six Yard Skip.

"Yup, lots of soul and sweet sound.  Get well.  Prayer sent up.   "
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Emily ~ an original and newly written song. A work in progress.

"Thanks, Bob.  Emily is a pretty and old fashioned name.    Ha, RTZ.   I will meet you there.  I have fifty cents for a malt.   "
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Emily ~ an original and newly written song. A work in progress.

"I really like that song a lot Unc J!... and not just because Emily is the name of my beautiful brown-eyed, pony tailed daughter (I'm not biased... Ha). Wonderful song well perforrmed and written."
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I Won't Back Down: 3-String Cigar Box Guitar

"I should have called the dulcimer a dulcimer tuned strummer.  It would not be hard to add frets."
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Emily ~ an original and newly written song. A work in progress.

"Thanks, Rope.  I know you like story songs too.    Tastee Freeze is long gone from our area, but they were good back in the day.  As were the A&W rootbeer places that are few and far between.  (one of the best things of…"
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Uncle John commented on Doug Thorsvik's video
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I Won't Back Down: 3-String Cigar Box Guitar

"OK, I am thinking about it.  It may be under 90 degrees most of the week and I could build new or maybe just add frets to a dulcimer tuned build that mostly sits untouched.   Are you fretting one string or all?   Tuning GDG?"
Sunday
Rope Walker Country Star commented on Uncle John's video
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Emily ~ an original and newly written song. A work in progress.

"Thats a great song, UncleJake! Simple story, simple song, and it works so well ‘cause everybody’s been there. Mightabeen mystery girls from our pasts...I had forgotten about the old Tastee Freeze. Had to wiki it to see it is still a…"
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Ukelele Soprano 33 cm

"Well, done. And I see it is a bolt on neck."
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Ukelele Soprano 33 cm

"Is this a bolt on neck?   Looks good.  I like the extra piece between neck and sound hole.  Ha, if I did that, it would likely be an artistic mistake hider."
Sunday
Uncle John commented on Doug Thorsvik's video
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I Won't Back Down: 3-String Cigar Box Guitar

"Excellent.   Your method works so well for so many songs.  Gees, I like what I do, but I am thinking about learning your way.  "
Sunday
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
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Emily ~ an original and newly written song. A work in progress.

"Thanks, Doug!  Yeah, it kind of grabbed hold of me and I didn't let go until it was done.  I think maybe I need to find a different key to sing it in. Ha, AGP.  A fine sentiment."
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Doug Thorsvik commented on Uncle John's video
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Emily ~ an original and newly written song. A work in progress.

"Great song Uncle John! I like the whistled solo, very impressive. That’s the fun thing about the creative process; you never quite know where you are going to end up. But you certainly arrived on this one."
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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 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
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.

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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