Ralph Cardall
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  • United Kingdom

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The lonesome gods

Posted on June 6, 2015 at 4:49am 0 Comments

I have a new act. You can check it out her

Americana folk featuring a lot of cigar box banjos and mandolins.



Posted on June 24, 2013 at 4:03am 0 Comments


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Being a curmudgeon

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 5:28pm 13 Comments

I know that cigar boxes mean that generally, anyone with one is going to play 'the blues'. But everyone just ends up turning out the same thing to a better or worse degree. I'm not knocking people who want to learn and play and get enjoyment out of music, but, these instruments are much more capable and far more adaptable to so much more than the same three chord turnaround.

I know im a grumpy git, just wanted to get that off my chest.

More inane abuse and a gig....

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 8:33pm 2 Comments

So, Ive played a few more gigs with the cigar box and the 'hilarious' comments still get wheeled out. ' Where did you get that ?, Is it real ? ' Then you play it and the clowns with the big voices shut up...ah well, goes with the territory.

If your in the Studley area on the 15th of this month, check out the Royal Oak pub. We are having a Cigar Box evening, including Chickenbone and a ' special guest '.

More details to follow.

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At 9:19pm on June 30, 2013, Piht Bull (Delta Dawg Guitars) said…

bout time i heard some metal come out of a box !

At 4:25am on June 24, 2013, Diglydog said…

Thanks for the friend add Ralph :-)

At 1:17am on August 5, 2012, Kevin M. Kraft said…

Hello! My name is Kevin M. Kraft, founder of the annual Kansas City Cigar Box Guitar Festival. This year's event will take place on August 26th, and once again I am accepting cigar box guitars and cigar box guitar-related donation, which will be raffled off during the festival, the proceeds to benefit Kansas City's Blues in the Schools program. If you have a guitar, accessory, CD, DVD--anything related to cigar box guitars that you would like to donate, please contact me at the Cigar Box Nation or email me at kevinmkraft@juno.com  to learn where to send it.


Thanks for you time and consideration.


- Kevin



At 12:58pm on April 15, 2012, Delvero said…

Ralph, thanks for the Friendship! You have Some Great stuff going on over there, not to mention your Talent also!

At 1:55pm on April 13, 2012, bouydog 8-9-8 said…

Thanks Ralph, love your music, listened the second time wearing my kraftwerk pants.

Great talent from the A5 delta.

At 2:20pm on April 8, 2012, Bad Finger (Eric) said…

Thanks for the friend add.  Thats some awesome stuff with your bow.

At 12:50pm on April 8, 2012, South Paw,Davey said…

Cool stuff man!! I want loop peddle to have a play around with. You have a nice set up an alot of tallent.


At 10:23pm on April 6, 2012, Jason Mills said…

Thank you for the friend request. Great stuff you have going on!!!! Love the Mojo bow!!!!

At 9:22am on April 6, 2012, Low Budget Luthier said…

amazing music my friend.

At 10:01am on April 5, 2012, Crimson Toad said…

Thanx Ralph...fun amazin effects you got goin on that mojo bow...a very enjoyable listen...


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