Gospel with Landfill Lorretta & Iowa Saxophone

No ho-made instruments, but Miss Lorretta was rescued from the Landfill and repaired.

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Comment by Uncle John on Thursday

Thanks, Joe.

Comment by Joe Caruso on Wednesday

"Miss Loretta" - cool. Definitely sounds like she was worth saving. ;-)

Comment by Daniel Walter on July 23, 2019 at 1:55pm

Loretta was a landfill find? How bad was she? Reminds me of my garbage find "swan" I rebuilt. Worth the trouble.

Comment by Uncle John on July 23, 2019 at 1:27pm

Hey, Daniel.  Lorretta and I thank you!

Comment by Daniel Walter on July 23, 2019 at 1:14pm

Great John. Like I said before, keeping it real. Thank you. Nice to see the six string Landfill Lorretta. 

Comment by Uncle John on July 22, 2019 at 6:48pm

That IS a sweet baby with a smile.  :}

Comment by Nancy kat on July 22, 2019 at 12:57pm

U~John this baby's face says it all....wonderful playing! Meeeeeerrrpurr^..^

Comment by Uncle John on July 22, 2019 at 7:48am

Thanks, Andries, Pick, Poorness, Roy and Dave.  You guys are too kind, but thanks again. 

Andries, I can oblige folks with a lot of Gospel and some old country and lots of blues and old timey.  BUT:  I see folks younger than me now as nursing home residents and it's time to learn some simple, and well known pop or rock songs.  I am slowly trying to learn a few.

Poorness, in the county we moved from the landfill guys had an area where they sat aside useable or possibly useable stuff.   I got Lorretta from there with a broken tuner or two and the heel and belly separating.  I sprayed made her playable, sprayed he black and added the Gitty electrics.  I don't know what brand she was.  

Roy, as good as you are now, it is surprising that you were apprehensive about performing.  But I was scared earl on and most of us were.  I will look at that song too.

Comment by Dave Lynas on July 22, 2019 at 6:49am

What Road Rash said is true for many Uncle. You are at the heart of Nation. You inspire and bless us all. Thanks Unc.

Comment by Road Rash Roy on July 21, 2019 at 10:52pm

Uncle John, I would be humbled and honored if you would play "Loretta" with me.

I've told you before, but I will repeat:  I watched your videos on this site for years before I joined and was inspired by your builds and performances to start building and playing cigar box guitars myself.  You gave me the courage to make videos and play in front of people.  Your comments on every single video I ever posted here have given me the confidence to become a performer.  I cannot thank you enough.

So, I'll be working on Townes Van Zandt's " Loretta".  I'll let you know what key and other particulars.  Let's do this!

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