May 2012 Blog Posts (30)

thanks for the input and links. Found some from strumblys and lew dite too.  We shall see how musically impaired I am now

thanks for the input and links. Found some from strumblys and lew dite too.  We shall see how musically impaired I am now

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Added by Kinglooie on May 31, 2012 at 12:27am — No Comments

Talent on CBN

I finally got to sit down and really check out some videos on CBN today. My Internet connection is still so slow and balky it's hard to keep up with anything with it.  Anyway, I just started on the front page of current vids and worked through them. Going to dig a little deeper today while I'm off and try to catch up, but I'm getting side tracked already.

Habenera Hal has a post in the Forums section titled, "The Talent on Here" where he notes there are some very talented musicians…

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Added by Mike Bingham on May 28, 2012 at 9:45am — 2 Comments

Derek Trucks playing slide at 13 years old

Youtube video of Derek Trucks playing slide at 13 years old. Sorry it's not a 3 or 4 string CBG but a 1961 Gibson SG. Man can this guy play.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLQTbmUYI4A

Added by Dave on May 26, 2012 at 11:33pm — 11 Comments

Riddle

Clock is ignorin me, cause he don't know answer lol

 So, open riddle:    

 BIG (large) letter O  .........SMALL (wee) letter  o .  A song was written about the small letter o. What was it? There IS an answer. I will post song answer tonight, if no one "gets it" .

Prize: a SHUGGY DYLAN T shirt to first correct answer

 

Added by Jamie MacBlues on May 25, 2012 at 4:23am — 11 Comments

just a reminder of what the cbn and the handmade clubhouse was all about

steven smith-- dewy said… just a short story: in december of last year (2009) i was a fairly ill man , feeling down , sick , and honestly didnt care about much of anything----at the end of dec. i was told i was in very bad need of a triple bypass, and i was scared too death, i had recently strated visiting cigarbox nation prior , and they have a chapel group there , i gotta tell ya those people were sooo great and caring , and more than anxious too say a prayer for anyone that felt they…

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Added by steven smith-- dewy on May 24, 2012 at 3:16pm — 2 Comments

just a reminder of what the cbn and handmaed clubhouse was all about

steven smith-- dewy said… just a short story: in december of last year (2009) i was a fairly ill man , feeling down , sick , and honestly didnt care about much of anything----at the end of dec. i was told i was in very bad need of a triple bypass, and i was scared too death, i had recently strated visiting cigarbox nation prior , and they have a chapel group there , i gotta tell ya those people were sooo great and caring , and more than anxious too say a prayer for anyone that felt they…

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Added by steven smith-- dewy on May 24, 2012 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Good Folks To Deal With

Folks I've dealt with from a buying standpoint with no issues.

 

Chris Carlson- Hubcap and Cigar Box Guitars.

John McNair- Red Dog Guitars.

Bob Harrison- Harrison Pickups.

Elmar Zeilhofer- Elmar Flat Pups.

The Anonymous Pick- Swamp Witch Guitars.

Darren Brown- D.B. Customs.

Pete Regan-  Scrap Iron Instruments.   

And of course Ben and the staff at Gitty.

Added by SlowHound on May 24, 2012 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

No Blues Day

Today my wife and I have been married 15 years.  Pretty remarkable since I don't play hard to get.  I play hard to have.  

Anyway, I got me Hollowbelly T-Shirt on today, played me guitar with the Klangbox pickup for a good half hour this morning, had a curry for lunch and getting ready for a long weekend with my wife sans kids (first time).

I really like this Tshirt.  Nobody around here knows WTF it means.  Surprised it isn't all worn out yet.…

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Added by Bad Finger (Eric) on May 24, 2012 at 2:10pm — 7 Comments

cbg means cigar box guitars

i see people dumping good money into these folkart builds , fact of the matter is if yer spending 3-4-5 hundred dollars into a box guitar , ya have more money than common sense  .ive been bouncing around between the nation and handemade clubhouse since 2009 , there are some awesome builds coming out of both places , fact of the matter is , some seem to be forgetting the fact that a box guitar is exactly what it is , and to think that your buying a Martin or Taylor ,Gibson quality , your…

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Added by steven smith-- dewy on May 24, 2012 at 12:59pm — 8 Comments

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH

This is what I think:

   BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH...

Anyway, that's what I think.…

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Added by Clock The Wolf on May 24, 2012 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

McTRUSTRY CBGs @ BYRON BAY BLUESFEST 2012

I am always blown away and inspired by the players that come through my stall at The Bluesfest.

From seasoned players to absolute beginners.

Always a thrill to get someone who has never played a cbg (or guitar) before up and running.

Here is some footage. All shot on my phone. Next time i'll do it all sideways.

Fun Fun Fun!

It's a long video so maybe grab a beer or a cup of Tea

or a cbg and jam along!

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Added by Nigel McTrustry on May 16, 2012 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Leadfoot T No1 on Reverbnation!

Leadfoot T & CBG its no 1 on the Reverbnation charts! Thanks to anyone on the Nation who has checked the Reverbnation page out & listened to me and Fingers! I think its phenomenal that us CBG'ers can take our instruments and hit the top spot in mainstream charts.

Please keep us there and spread the gospel according to CBG. Click on and listen to a track or watch a video!…

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Added by Leadfoot T on May 15, 2012 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

Trash can find

Not a CBG but pretty cool.

Added by robert jones on May 15, 2012 at 12:41pm — 8 Comments

The tour starts here....

Just about to set off to the airport to collect Tinqui8. He's here in the UK to play some gigs...and hopefully he'll see a bit more of the UK than the last couple of times..when all he saw was the inside of a pub and the main venue, a motel room...and West Brom shopping centre!

Got the kick drum and hi-hat all ready...…

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Added by ChickenboneJohn on May 14, 2012 at 8:06am — 18 Comments

FREE CBG Podcast

Hi,

You can check out my new album on a 2 part podcast at http://leadfoott.podbean.com/ The podcast gives you a run down on how I came up with each track on the album and the meaning behind the songs. All tracks are written by me and I play the cigar box guitars, harp, percussion and gravel mouthed vocals on every track whilst Fast Fingers Kevin Dore provides phenomenal thumping bass lines! It's where rock and blues collide in a…

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Added by Leadfoot T on May 13, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Crosswalk: aka Linus' Blues (apologies to Robert Johnson)

I went down to the crosswalk

fell down on my knees

I went down to the crosswalk

fell down on my knees

Asked the Great Pumpkin "Have mercy now

save poor Linus if you please"

Yeeooo, standin at the crosswalk

tried to get to the other side

ooo ooo eee

I tried to get to the other side

Didn't nobody stop for me Lucy

everybody pass me by

Standin at the crosswalk Lucy

risin sun goin down

Standin at…

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Added by Clock The Wolf on May 13, 2012 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Leadfoot Album

The albums all done and dusted and available to check out on Reverbnation! - 

http://www.reverbnation.com/leadfootrecords

Please feel free to have a listen to these original songs.All are played by me (Cigar box guitars, harp, percussion and vox) along with Kevin Dore on bass. They've had a make over with the bass lines added to give em a real kick in the pants! Its Cigar Box Rock &…

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Added by Leadfoot T on May 12, 2012 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Considerations for Selecting a Resonator Guitar

Considerations for Selecting a Resonator Guitar



Material

The body of a resonator guitar functions like the cabinet used to house an audio speaker. Cabinets are usually heavy and their construction is very sturdy. This forces the sound out of the speaker cone, instead of losing signal due to vibration and the sound energy being absorbed by the cabinet…

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Added by Keni Lee Burgess on May 11, 2012 at 7:29am — No Comments

First Leadfoot Album

Fast Fingers and I will be hooking up Saturday to produce our first album together. I'll be laying down the beat on the Samsonite Foot Drum, cigar box guitar and gravel mouthed vox whilst Fingers adds his supersonic pulsing bass lines. Its gonna be 100 mph rocket fuelled, foot stompin, cigar box rock blues with a twist of harp!

As the project progresses I'll post updates.

All the best,

Lead

Added by Leadfoot T on May 11, 2012 at 2:04am — 1 Comment

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