The Mountain by Steve Earle on 3 string Cigar Box Guitar

This one's built on an old cherry packing box so I decided on a neck made from cherry. Tuned down around F,C,f to make it a bit easier to sing. This song is ...

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Comment by White Raven on April 12, 2015 at 11:20pm
You have a life that does justice to Steve Earl song. Great job. Real good acoustic sound from that cherry box. Any trick to it?
Comment by Rob Ingram on April 12, 2015 at 8:23pm

Very nice Jim !

Comment by James O Lunsford on April 12, 2015 at 6:45pm

Sounds great vocals and playing that's a fine sounding guitar Jim

Comment by Peter Hendley on April 12, 2015 at 6:44pm

Pleasantly mellow. Thank you

Comment by Bruce on April 12, 2015 at 5:22pm

Nice job! Always liked that song.

Comment by Jim Morris on April 12, 2015 at 3:48pm

Thanks much shane. I like yours as well!

Comment by Jim Morris on April 12, 2015 at 12:00pm

Yup smilingdog. The looks on the faces and the layers of coal dust that you know was coating their lungs. I believe many of them knew they were cutting their own lives short so they could provide for their families. Some were lucky enough to find other jobs before it was too late but there's lots of sad endings.

Comment by Jim Morris on April 12, 2015 at 11:55am

Thanks Unc. This has become my favorite 3 string for acoustic playing. It's hard for me to clawhammer in 3/4 time so I have try and figure some kind of compromise out mixing finger style and claw together.

Comment by Jim Morris on April 12, 2015 at 11:52am

Thanks much Matt.Sometimes I've got that keeping my mouth shut problem too!

Comment by Jim Morris on April 12, 2015 at 11:51am

Thanks Vinylhed. I've been wanting to do this song for some time but kept getting side tracked. The sound of this particular git brought me back around to it!

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