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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Help a poor man write a hobo song

"Daniel, please go ahead and see if you can complete the song and even video it.  I think I have to set it aside for a while."
46 minutes ago
Daniel Walter commented on Uncle John's video
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Help a poor man write a hobo song

"Uncle? We could sing on the phone..........Sorry, I better shuck the corn."
12 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Philip Hopper's photo
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Smokin

"Thanks. Good find and use on the clock back. A timely decision."
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Uncle John commented on Philip Hopper's photo
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Beardo

"That is a first on the bit saddle. Cool looking box and build."
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Uncle John commented on Cigarbox Slim's photo
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NTS4_Fotor_Collage_Fotor2

"Great looking guitar.  High 9s fro me. "
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Something Wicked This Way Comes

"It is looking good, Bones. Good to see you."
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Uncle John commented on Dave Lynas's video
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Little Cello

"Nice low sound and good playing.  RIBS"
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Daniel Walter commented on Uncle John's video
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Help a poor man write a hobo song

"hmmmm. thank you John. I'm kinda stuck also. let's try to get un-stuck together in different places."
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Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
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Help a poor man write a hobo song

"I tried to work on this today, Daniel, using your lyrics and more.   I am kind of stuck.....  "
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Daniel Walter commented on Uncle John's video
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Help a poor man write a hobo song

"thanks from me as well Richard, my scribbles were a response to Uncle's asking "can you add...", with the melody stuck in my head.......did you say beach?........."
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Uncle John commented on Andries D. EKER's video
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Cripple Creek ( Trad; ) A .D . Eker 2019

" like that made into a blues.   I liked Buffy too.  Seems to me she named a son Dakota Wolfchild"
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Cripple Creek ( Trad; ) A .D . Eker 2019

"I like. I liked Buffy too.  Seems to me she named a son Dakota Wolfchild"
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Uncle John commented on Calim's photo
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Uncle John commented on Calim's photo
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Paris

"Pretty!"
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Uncle John commented on Philip Hopper's photo
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Smokin

"Nice looking reso guitar.  What is that reso?    Ha on the comments.  Yup.  We must make choices I life."
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CBG and Marshall MS-2 demo

"Well, first off.  Cool window/door shed.  Great looking reso.  Good playing.  Nice little portable amp. "
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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 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

At 9:23am on March 21, 2019, Bob "Ambrose" Negus said…

I hope your concert went well on Wednesday.  I bet your mom was well impressed. Bob "Ambrose".

At 4:28pm on March 15, 2019, Nancy kat said…
At 6:45am on March 7, 2019, Richard Sundberg said…

Thank you Uncle, I took your advice! Your generosity knows no bounds!

At 9:52pm on March 2, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Birthday greetings Uncle  :D

At 6:15pm on February 21, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

The one in front and a fjew in the back!

At 6:01pm on February 15, 2019, Richard W. Smith said…

Hi Uncle John   Here are the pictures of the stand. I wanted to make a stand that would be rustic looking.  I went to the woods nearby and was walking around looking for something that would work for the stand.  I wanted to use a three leg system but I wanted the wood to be kind of crooked and bent not straight.  I found a couple saplings about 3/4 inch in diameter and cut them and grouped them together until they would all meet at the top.  I took them back into my workshop and started to put it together.  I wanted all the pieces at the top where they come together to have one hole where all three of the sticks came through.    Now all these I had to fit   all three pieces together in the one hole and file them so that they would be at the right angle to the bottom plate.  It took a while but finally got it.  The pictures show the results.  Thanks, Rich

At 5:53pm on February 15, 2019, Richard W. Smith said…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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