Uncle John
  • 69, Male
  • Ogden, IA
  • United States

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First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest ~ February 2nd until ????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sundberg Feb 21, 2018. 174 Replies

You, my friends are cordially invited  to the First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest(Note: as used here, virtual means IMAGINARY). This is a potluck meal, so please bring a…Continue

What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim_N Mar 1, 2017. 122 Replies

What is your favorite slide?How many do you have?What slide material do you favor?What…Continue

Loopers ~ What are they good and bad for?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BUGGY (C) Dec 14, 2016. 63 Replies

Will using a looper help me learn to jam with others better?Will it be a fun toy?Do you have or want one?I don't like delays in getting the music going.  Some, (bemuzic) can do a quick, smooth and…Continue

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Show us your number one stringed instrument. The one you would choose if you could have only one. You can put more than one in the photo, but put number one on the left.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Garth Fink Nov 18, 2016. 159 Replies

I can play the big box tenor on the left in any key, plugged or unplugged.   Center is my…Continue


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Uncle John commented on Phil Stickings's photo


"I seem to be following PS this morning and echoing his comments. Nice 3 string - maybe make the distance between the nut and the nearest tuner a bit further than you did. Love that lap diddley."
11 hours ago
Uncle John commented on T-Gripped's photo

Bad News Good News Black Brickhouse Slider

"This one has a really nice look and feeling. Plus it looks like some middle string fingering would be easy to do and that is kind of a near necessity for me."
11 hours ago
Uncle John commented on T-Gripped's photo
11 hours ago
Uncle John replied to Joe Caruso's discussion When will you stop building?
"I can not seem to totally quit."
11 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Jim Morris's video

Summertime on Cigar Box Baritone Ukulele

"Nice bounce in the play, good song and I always like Meester Jim vocals.  Excellent. "
11 hours ago
Uncle John commented on John's video

Graveyard Whispers - Spooky Halloween Cigar Box Guitar Music

"Halloween stuff at the Walmart and now on CBN.  It is too early.  On the other hand, I love old grave yards and you did a dandy job on the eerie spooky.  Excuse me.  I am going to get in the car and lock the doors."
11 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Clarky's video

Monsters In The Parasol - Queens Of The Stone Age - One String Diddley Bow Guitar Cover

"That is a great song title and I agree with P.S.   You rock the diddley."
11 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Richard Sundberg's video

3 Ways To Partagas Blues

"You certainly play it better than I did   Rocking Richard.  Some good expressive licks.  "
11 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video

Poor Man ~ Traditional Old Song

"Thanks a lot, Richard.  I kind of know that I do better when I keep it simple, but way too often try to get 'fancier' and do not do as well."
Uncle John commented on Daniel Walter's photo

Rocket....back.....still thinking on detail work here

"That side makes me think Harry Potter should be zooming around on it."
Uncle John commented on Daniel Walter's photo


"Daniel, hat is wonderful and amazing. And takes a good while to look at."
Uncle John commented on Daniel Walter's photo

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
I found a message in a bottle along the Nishnabottna River.
How many instruments have you built so far?
around 100
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Love to build, love to play.

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At 8:39am on August 13, 2019, Richard Sundberg said…

I tried to leave a comment on your play 6 string video, you either received over 20 comments or it just didn’t work today. Excellent show me how video Uncle! You have a good head on your shoulders!

At 7:04pm on July 18, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

THANKS For the like Uj ! Apriciated !

At 3:32pm on July 8, 2019, Tom Schaefer said…

Thanks Uncle John

I just noticed your friend request. I thought we were already friends as well.

At 1:25pm on July 1, 2019, Nancy kat said…

Happy Fourth to you and Linda and the fur kids!  Meowwww^..^

At 1:22pm on June 29, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Well  she sound s kind a bassy ,a lot of hollow in side ,No no brasing just a Gas tin whit a stick treu, no pickup jet ,i allway's play them a while whitout the parafenailya of the modern age, and dicide on a later date  what if, and what kind of amplification pick up it needs, was looking for a good tin for a while, this one is the first that came by in a long while , its a little of center thats because of the top handle ,its solded on to near to the center, fixing it seemd fake to me,so fixed a new london bridge today not on the picture just a mockup piece of wood. so in short it will be a while before a video, its summer and every thing is to much the temperture has gone up quit a bit  last years,its cooking in the 40 here!

At 1:12pm on June 29, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks UJ kind of you to say so !

At 4:41pm on June 23, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi UJ ! The canned heat version is called "One kind Favor" ill try a link ! Greats A.D.        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyU_FghCFPs

At 9:53am on June 4, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Thank You UJ ! allmost did not finisch ,cose in the middle my compressor  sayed Ïm quiting after some 17 or so more Years,and do it by hand !" had to invest in a new one ,i do alot by air so luckely there was a sale on there allway's is somewhere,so i got a new one , there goes the holliday money but he ,i can do my thing again ,glad you liked it UJ thanks !

At 12:36pm on June 3, 2019, Ricky said…

Thank You!

At 6:15pm on March 22, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for your comments on the tenor Uncle John

Uncle John's Blog

Cali-Fest Open Mic signups.

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 10:00am 11 Comments

Open Mic Sign Ups for Cali-Fest 2019

Friday, February 1, Saturday February 2 and Superbowl Sunday February 3.

The biggest and bestest virtual, fake and phony fest we know of.  It's in our heads. Be there or be square. Be there or be somewhere else. Richard…


2 short stories - one is CBG relatted. A 2 pager and a 3 pager

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 11:30am 20 Comments

Forty Ounce Feller's Crossbreed Bonanza

2015 - A Goodland County Story By John Bolton

Forty Ounce Feller is an ex con, a…


1936 Oklahoma License Plate ~ 1 page fiction (short story)

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 21 Comments

Oklahoma 1936 License Plate #134-651      By John Bolton

I was made in late 1935 in the Oklahoma State Prison at Mc Alester. I was black with yellow letters. I was issued in Goodland County in 1936 and bolted on the rear of a gray and black 31' Ford coupe with a rumble seat. I couldn't see where we were going, but when the dust wasn't too bad, I could see where we'd been.

The Ford belonged to Gibson. He had a place in…


Jake Leg - A very short story

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:30am 21 Comments

Note:  I am working on a collection of short and very short stories that all tie together in a fictional place called Goodland County Oklahoma.   Some are music related and some feature CBGs.   I appreciate your comments, good, bad and corrective.

Jake Leg   by John Bolton

Goodland County, Oklahoma, 1931

The Two Two Store sat two miles east of Corley on a dirt road. There was a good sized open room with pot…


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