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Bo Diddley

Started by Graham Jun 16, 2016. 0 Replies

So I was watching the Blues Brothers 2000 the other night, when at the end I saw Bo Diddley playing a guitar that looked a lot like a cigar box guitar.I know he is famous for the Diddley Bow but did…Continue

Great new CBG Player

Started by Rev. Nix Jun 29, 2011. 0 Replies

Husky Burnette has been infected by CBG check out his EP it has a great CBG Track on it! His is on tour starting…Continue

"Cigar Box Banjo" now on bookshelves

Started by Mark Reaney Jan 7, 2011. 0 Replies

The book "Cigar Box Banjo: Notes on Music and Life" by Paul Quarrington is now on bookshelves.-…Continue

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Comment by Rick Walker on August 20, 2015 at 11:28am

It never ceases to amaze me that the folks in this part of country are relatively unaware of the cigar box instrument.  Here's my interview with the local news station that should help get the word out around here.

Comment by Mark Stowe on September 5, 2014 at 2:36am

At this moment I'm actually at #1 on MP3 Downloads>Songs>Blues>Delta Blues with my cigar box guitar instrumental Ballad of the Swamp Monster and #2 on MP3 Downloads>Songs>Rock>Root Rock...well I thought it was cool...they update it hourly so I won't stay there long...

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A friend just showed me this new site!  WAAAAY COOL!  GOTTA LOVE THIS!   

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Comment by Tim Norman on June 10, 2011 at 10:47am
Here is a link to Cowbell Magazine. I got it in an email and I was curious as to what kind of magazine it was. It is a music magazine. What caught my eye and I thought you guys might find interesting is the picture on page 10. This is about an Indie music label called "Sub Pop" and apparently they are spinning off a new label "New Ambiance" getting in to the world music genre. The picture is of a band called "Ngoni ba" and the leader is a musician named Bassekou Kouyate. Getting back to what caught my eye were the instruments. These were homemade instruments and they are called "ngoni." Which is seen by some as the ancestor of the banjo. If anyone is interested in seeing or reading this article about a homemade instrument that has been around and is still around today, you might enjoy this article.

Comment by Greg Sujeta on December 26, 2009 at 9:56am
A day late but,wanted to wish all of the CBN a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year!
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to all cbg members my web site is now up and running it is thanks george
Comment by tarzan on November 9, 2009 at 11:10pm
thanks for the invite Ted!!!
Comment by Lou on November 2, 2009 at 10:40pm
Thanks for the invite Ted, I like the whole idea of CBG News,finally, some news that's worth putting in ones head. (:>}
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Bo Diddley

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Great new CBG Player

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"Cigar Box Banjo" now on bookshelves

Started by Mark Reaney Jan 7, 2011. 0 Replies

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