"Steal Your Face" Banjo sound check - Uncle John's Band

Hello Nation! Long time since I posted anything, but I ain't dead yet! (Well, I guess I sorta AM) I've just been hiding out in a Rock N' Roll band . . . exploring a Grateful Dead angle on CBG's . . . Here's a sound check on my new design - "Steal Your Face primitive 3-string Cigar Box Banjo" Also working on a book of Dead interpretations on the CBG. Hope you enjoy! You can find my digital self these days at: thehippiechicken.com

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Comment by Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny) on April 6, 2018 at 4:14am

Thanks Turtle and Richard, 

I got bit by the whole "deadhead thing" pretty late in life but have embraced it heartily (if you're not already there - I strongly recommend checking out the current incarnation of Dead & Co . . . there's some amazing new energy infused in the music as the torch goes to a new generation.) 

Anyway, I'm finding a little niche for the CBG in all of that.  I'd love to put together a Jugband to do Dead covers (but haven't found lthe right ike-minded knuckleheads, yet)  Haha

Comment by turtlehead on April 5, 2018 at 11:40pm

Been waiting for 8 years for somebody to do this on a CBG.  Glad it was you. Very well done.

Comment by Richard Sundberg on April 5, 2018 at 11:17pm

One of my favorite Dead songs! Happy stuff! Does fit Uncle pretty well!  Great tone from your CBG banjo, perfect fit for your fine vocals. You do dead well!

Comment by Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny) on April 4, 2018 at 10:18pm

Thanks Gents.  Kind of you to say . . .

Comment by Uncle John on April 4, 2018 at 7:54pm

Yup, knotlenny's CBG 101 teaching video really got me rolling and is still the basis of what I do when I use a slide.  Like Pick, I have steered a lot of people to that video and tune by ear system.

Comment by AGP # on April 4, 2018 at 6:57pm

"Great Stuff Knotlenny", Yep!, long time no see, but!, hear your name mentioned a lot by a big fan of yours "Uncle John", also very appropriate timing with this posted video, have recently been researching and planning an upcoming build (or builds) of a 3 String Banjo along the lines of a combination "Lickety Split & Appalachian" Banjo Style  :-) 

Comment by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on April 4, 2018 at 6:00pm

That was great both guitty and singing.

Comment by the anonymous pick on April 4, 2018 at 4:10pm

good to see you again . i send your "cbg 101"  video to many new comers asking about tuning and playin  .. so does  Uncle John  ;-) i'm sure your book is just as helpful. 

Comment by Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny) on April 4, 2018 at 3:45pm

Thanks John,  Of course I mean you !   :-)

Comment by Uncle John on April 4, 2018 at 2:26pm

LOL, not sure if you mean me, but that is sure a good song and I enjoyed it. Sounding great, Kevin.

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