Cigar Box Nation Newsletter - Three gifts to you for the Holidays

 

Hello Cigar Box Nation members, C. B. Gitty here. We wanted to send out this last CBN newsletter of 2014 with three different gifts to say "thank you" for being a part of this site and the cigar box guitar movement. No ads, no sales pitch, just a simple thank you and a hearty "Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays" to you. The video to the left is a holiday message specifically from the C. B. Gitty team. We hope you enjoy it! - Ben/CBGitty

THREE GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAY BELOW: The Cigar Box Nation Christmas Album, Christmas with Uncle Enos story and Chasing Steam documentary.

  


The Cigar Box Nation 2014 Christmas Album!

Our annual tradition continues!  Members of Cigar Box Nation have been busy recording their favorite Christmas songs for a free download album.  At a staggering 35 songs, this is one of our biggest albums yet.  Download your copy and spread the news.   

Cigar Box Nation Christmas Album - Free Download  -

01 Patrick Curley............................Merry Christmas Baby

02 NoiseMaker................................Dance of the Reindeer Handlers

03 Bug and Little bug.....................Silent Night

04 Eve and the BluesBusters........The Joy of Christmas Eve

05 Andries D EKER.........................Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

06 The Middlesex Itinerant Hobo Gospel Choir ........God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Boogie

07 Chris Dickens............................You'll Shoot Your Eye Out !

08 Cause the Blue Rat...................Hark the Harold Angels Sing

09 Mr C............................................I Know I'm Getting Cole for Christmas

10 Glenn Watt.................................O Come, All Ye Faithful

11 Phill Hill Billy.............................The Day I Met Santa Claus

12 Reeds Taylor.............................Away in a Manger

13 Rich............................................A Winter's noon

14 Uncle John................................Uncle John's Christmas Song

15 Bug.............................................Ho Ho Ho

16 Anonymous Pick .....................Greensleeves revisited

17 James O Lunsford....................Ma Ma's Christmas Pie

18 Wes & Kathy Carl.....................Christmas Island

19 Jim Morris.................................It Won't Feel Like Christmas

20 Mr C...........................................The Little Drummer Boy

21 Phill Hill Billy............................Christmas Billy Rock

22 Cause the Blue Rat..................The Holly and the Ivy

23 Matthew Borczon.....................Letter from a Soldier on Christmas Day

24 Rich...........................................There might be Santa Claus

25 James O Lunsford....................Merry Christmas CBN

26 Patrick Curley...........................Hallelujah Chorus

27 Bottleneck John.......................Oh Holy Night

28 Cigar Man Mike........................Three Kings Instrumental

29 Ice  Bob ....................................Happy Birthday Jesus

30 Skeesix.....................................Good King Wences Rock

31 W M Petersen the Sailor..........I Sailed Three Ships

32 Henry Stratovarius Lowman...O Come O Come Emmanuel

33 Waldo........................................Noel Ramble

34 Ice Bob......................................White Christmas

35 David Kennedy........................Just One Present


Download a free copy of the very first set of cigar box instrument plans ever published.

The plans, as part of the story Christmas With Uncle Enos, was penned by Boy Scouts founder, Daniel Carter Beard back in the 1870s.  

(Please note...we are sharing the original 130 year old article and it contains some language that is no longer considered acceptable.  We present it as-is and unedited as a historical curiosity...and in the belief that the holiday message embedded within still holds true.)


Chasing Steam - Free streaming documentary feat. CBG's

The documentary starring Shane Speal and Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker

You like weird musical instruments?  This one is the weirdest!  This is a documentary of a unique Steam Whistle Christmas concert, which has been happening in York, PA since the early 1900's, and is the last remaining concert of its kind in the world. 

 

But there's a lot more to this documentary than just a steam whistle... you get to see Shane and Gitty trying out a bicycle pump air whistle that Gitty built as a tribute to the York steam whistle... Shane even plays it onstage at a live concert!  Finally, a special bonus feature - Shane and Ben playing a Horse Fiddle. What's a horse fiddle? Well, it's like nothing you've ever seen (or heard) before. Watch the documentary and find out!

Happy Holidays from Cigar Box Nation!

 

 

 

 

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