Uncle John
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  • Harlan, IA
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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…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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"That is a phat axe and I am diggin on this song man!!!"
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"It might be the Choo Choo Train Lynas slide, but that train is playing on right on time! Your getting just the best tones from the LPG, and a 9 score on Iowa sax. Giving Chicago Blues a solid shout Uncle!"
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lonesome valley

"That is just what I need to know.   Thanks, Matt."
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Robusto Rezo

"Tim is right.  It has a much played, much loved, much beat on look -that I like."
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Ancient cigar box guitar.

"I like that relic style.  I don't know the wood.  Those look like jumbo frets. Nice looking pickup.   Good player?"
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wall of shame

"Great bunch of gits.  So good I sat here and looked them each over two or more times.. Hard to pick a fave.  Maybe the tele and the short scale.  And the banjo type.  I put 3 fret on my swampy and regret it a little bit.  It…"
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What’s that Shiny Thang?

"Upgrades are fun and sometimes gratifying.  Nice."
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lonesome valley

"That is a good and fitting picture that Jeff painted.  Surprising and good sound and play and good vocals.  Wow!  I have failed to learn fiddle/violin.  Maybe I could do this.  I would love that.  I have a bow. …"
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Goosed by the Blues

"Reflective tune.  A bit melancholy.  Good stuff, Rambling Dave."
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Wall light banjo

"Interesting and good looking build.  Interesting sound too.  Sounds good and to me, more resonator guitar than banjer.   Good volume.  Whoo hoo!  Sounds good plugged with you on slide!  Nice instrument and expert…"
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Guitars ,Whiskey,Gun's& Knives A. D. Eker 2019

"Matt said it well.  I like hearing you on that nice acoustic.   This is sweetly and well done. "
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My Babe

"Thanks, Vinnie.  I have to hang my head and admit.  I am a note bending sumbish."
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" Righteously sung ,sir.. Mighty good sound LPR..You note bending sumbish,you"
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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…

At 4:51pm on February 15, 2019, Richard W. Smith said…

Uncle John   I will send picture of cigar box stand soon.  Rich

At 3:25pm on February 15, 2019, John Bennett said…

Many thanks, Uncle John - very pleased to receive your kind comments. The fingerboard is a bit of an unknown. I bought it as a softwood that seemed to be fairly heavy and solid, and I used it in the first version of the CBG about fourteen years ago. Since then it hasn't shown any signs of bending, so I've been lucky. The surface finish was produced by several coats of satin varnish.

At 10:03am on February 11, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for your comments Uncle John, Shirley bought the plate from a Christmas market stall thinking it would be a good project,it's exactly as it came.

At 11:52am on February 7, 2019, Chris Lyons said…
Hey John It'll be sad to see you move we should get together soon with Pat and whoever else wants to jam. We should definitely get together before you scoot off buddy.For some reason my tablet won't let me message you so I had to post. I'm willing and ready to Auction my Still of The Night masterpiece and give 100% to Pick I'll pay the shipping myself.
At 1:37am on January 31, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Here you Go !

At 5:43pm on January 29, 2019, Brian Thompson said…

Hi Uncle John, and right back at you! Thanks for accepting my friend request and it's a real pleasure to make it 'CBN Official'.....after all this time people were beginning to talk!! :-)

At 7:53am on January 25, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Uncle John ! I have finischt off the footage shots at the Open Mic; session this morning ! Its a 3 number recording By BCB as the Basterd Kid of Hank Williams, (In the way Hank Dont Play It ) Give it a whearl and see what you think of it ! Hope you like it, even got the old Hank Costume OUT of the MothBalls!! Be reading You !!

At 11:38am on January 24, 2019, Bob "Ambrose" Negus said…

I appreciate your comments Uncle John. You're right, your definition suits it down to the ground.

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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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