Hi to everyone!

I just joined a few days ago and I wanted all of you to get some information about my background. 

I am living in Snellville, Georgia ( near Atlanta) and have been here in my home for the past 24 years. I grew up in Birmingham ,Alabama and  graduated from Ramsay High School in 1965. I attended UAB for several years as a working commuter student. I had a long working career as a branch manager, regional manager and sales manager. I am now retired and spend most of my time working in my yard or around the house, walking my dog and playing one of my several guitars. My wife Sylvia have been married for 36 years. Our two sons are grown now and live here in the Atlanta area with their own family. I started playing guitar in 1956 when Elvis was popular. I grew up in the 60's during the "Rock  & Roll" age. I was converted to country music in 1968 when I listened to a Johnny Cash album, "Folsom Prison Blues". I now play lap steel guitar, standard guitar  and now, CBG. I listen to and play old country, Western swing,and Hank Williams Sr. I got hold of a 3 string CBG about 3 months ago and It has taken me over. I simply can't put it down. I hope to get involved with this group to help me learn and hopefully contribute.

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Comment by Uncle John on December 3, 2019 at 8:33am

Nice!  Welcome.   

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Comment by Morgan L. Scoggins on November 18, 2019 at 1:12pm

Hi Reg,

I mostly play the conventional way but I will be gradually moving into using a bottleneck slide that I have. I play lap steel guitar, so the change to slide should not be much of a problem. I am just having too much fun playing those blues licks and Hank Williams songs that I already know. I have learned so much about twelve bar blues with the CBG. I was never much of a blues player with standard guitar. I was always stuck playing rhythm or bass guitar. Now I have learned to play so many licks while staying "In the Pocket" and not losing the beat.

Comment by Reg Seward on November 18, 2019 at 11:57am

Hi, The three string thing, do you play it in the conventional manner, or do you use slide...?????

Comment by Glenn Watt on November 18, 2019 at 8:24am

What a terrific introduction, Morgan. Thank you! And welcome to Cigar Box Nation. 

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on November 17, 2019 at 11:18am

Welcome Morgan. "I simply can't put it down" is what most of us suffer from :)) ~ Should you decide to make your own CBG now you're hooked, this is the place to be, full of info, friendly folk & masses of knowledge. I hope you take advantage of it, have fun.

Comment by Taffy Evans on November 16, 2019 at 10:46pm

Hi Morgan, and welcome to the community.


Comment by the anonymous pick on November 16, 2019 at 7:54pm

Welcome to the addiction ;-)

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