A very long day...up at 3.45am...load up the car and on the road for 5.15am and a 150 mile drive to Yorkshire. I love being on the road that time of a morning...quiet roads, and seeing in the start of the day, even if it's a misty drizzley one.
It was nice to see some old friends and meet some new customers....I had another good day for sales, and some great networking..one guitar shop wants to stock some of my stuff, another wants a custom guitar with their logo on it, I…Continue
Ok, first an introduction since few here really know me.
I am a huge music fan. I loved to go to concerts when I was younger (I think it was 1970 something......) And I still really enjoy taking in a good live performance.
I am interested in and study the evolution of American music, and find the story that comes together with the melting of folk, country, cowboy, delta and peidmont blues fascinating. The effects of immigration, migration, cultures, war and stand out performers…Continue
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Last weekend I had a good day at Haydock Park, taking my store on the road to The North West Guitar Show...even got quoted in Music Instrument Professional....blimey...!!!
It was great to meet a few people that I'd only exchanged emails with, and some existing customers... "TexMexy" Kev was there to collect another custom guitar from me. There's always lots of…Continue
I have sat down and really, really tried to write some old-timey blues lyrics and I find it difficult. After this weekend, it won't be possible for a long time, I'm afraid.
On Saturday night, I made the committment that my new hobby would be self-funding and not-for-profit. At least, I don't want it to be the sink hole that my other pastimes have been. Namely R/C cars, offroad wheeling in my Jeep and restoring a 1947 Willys CJ-2A. I sold the Wrangler so that sorted itself…Continue
the first 100 downloads are free. this is my first all-cigarbox guitar album, featuring builds from Darren Brown, Christian Beshore, and Olds Sleeper.
I want to thank all of those in the CBG community who have taught me, supported me, learned from me... and especially been my customers.
I know there has been a lot of talk about me and my Back Porch Mojo of late, and I just want to take a moment to clear up some of the facts and fiction. I have basically stopped building at this time. For better than a year I have suffered from some really nasty tendonitis in my right elbow and shoulder. these were the perils of being an…Continue
Stringent anti-smoking laws in Ireland wont allow shops to display cigars, the boxes are cosigned to back rooms. Tobacconists are virtually extinct so it is hard to find a shop that might have a few boxes waiting to be skipped.
I was lucky enoughh to get a few boxes from the Decent Cigar Empirium in Dublin, at the top end of Grafton Strret. Anyone visiting Dublin should head in, you might not get a Cigar Box from them, but boy what a place, smells of Cuban coffee and…Continue
Luther Dickson from 'Black Crowes' talking and showing CBGs.
Starts at 8:10.
Hey everyone (anyone who might be reading),
Loving this CBNation site !
I'm a terribly musically challenged individual. You could set me out in the wilderness and although I could find a way to make a knife, build a hut, tell me my supper depended on contributing something musical and I guess I'd starve.
Thank goodness I discovered the 3 String instruments.
I currently have a very pretty (I mean manly) 3 String Stick Dulcimer…Continue
This week I'm a blessed gal,....(most weeks i am, this one especially so) .............read on:
A parcel arrived this week from Georgia and sent by one Mr.BeStillroy Within the splendid box lay a beautiful handmade 3 string custom CBG reso that BeStillRoy felt led to gift in my direction.....!!!:-) it is dubbed "Cinderella"..(.and i spose it DOES have my name on it! --be sure and see his posts of pics for close ups) LOL (my YT user name cinderellalifestyle) I am spending my tax…Continue
This weekend I attended a party at a friend's house themed "bring your own musical instrument." I wasn't sure about bringing my CBG since the host is a talented guitar player, so I just ate a mess of beans for lunch. Then I decided to bring my CBG in case I got performance anxiety and needed a backup instrument.
So I arrived with the family and was surprised that no one else had brought anything. Not even a set of maracas or spoons. Nada. The host immediately reached his…Continue