More Cigar Box Guitar

Greg, over at Hillbilly Daiku is always posting great stuff.  There is too much good information out there and not enough time to take it all in while still leading a creative and fulfilling life so it takes me a while to catch up.  I was just reading this excellent post about something dear to … Continue reading More Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box Guitar God?

I saw this link this morning on C.B, Gitty's music crafters' supply blog.  A video of Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven arranged and played by Charles Atchison.  Atchison is a remarkably talented musician and general polymath.  Definitely worth checking out. https://youtu.be/IJg_-rD_bug If you are looking for a resource on instrument building he also has an … Continue reading Cigar Box Guitar God?

Distracted and Sidetracked More Than Usual

As if I didn't have enough irons in the fire... I decided to make (and learn) a new instrument this summer; a three-string cigar box guitar.  It took a few weekends to get it right; figure out the design, apply a finish, and re-work a few details in the setup before I was pleased with … Continue reading Distracted and Sidetracked More Than Usual

Raw and Gritty, Real Blues is Alive and Well

And this is just one facet of this all American genre. https://youtu.be/mZDH7C8N7LE "The blues used to be dangerous, then it got packaged into an adult contemporary box and organized into TAB charts. Luckily, nobody has passed any laws demanding pure traditionalism. I’d rather be a blues liar. You are more than a guitarist. You are … Continue reading Raw and Gritty, Real Blues is Alive and Well