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Tarheel CBG

Open to All builders, players, lovers of the CBG in North Carolina..... and whatever friends they may have wherever they may be

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Help jour native tarheel resident

Started by Mr.C Jul 7, 2013. 0 Replies

Justin Johnson has a 06 ford Torus for sale on kickstart to pay for trip to French CBG festSilver great conditionTak it from meMy 05 ford 500 is the same car just aboutIt nicest car I have ever…Continue

Just in case we accidentally run into one another sometime .....

Started by Artist Formerly Known as Matt. Last reply by wormil May 24, 2012. 13 Replies

How about a recent, decent pic so we'll recognize each other?I'll start .....Continue

transplanted New Yorker

Started by Roger Morin. Last reply by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates Nov 21, 2010. 5 Replies

Moved down here a couple of months ago, live in Raleigh on Durant road learning to play stick dulcimer cbg. Maybe if there is a get togeather I could meet some of you.Roger MorinGod BlessContinue

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Comment by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates on February 28, 2012 at 12:46pm

you know, we do plot and plan (mostly plot) to have an NC CBG gathering, but somehow it seems to fall to the wayside. I know, times being tough and travel is hard, but we really ought to try to at least meet up somewhere's and bring CBGs to show and play. Roughly the geographic center of NC is the Triad region (for those who don't know, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point). I know I can get there in about three hours.

Anyone in the area who knows of a good spot and can secure it, please let us know.


Comment by Madurobob on February 28, 2012 at 7:27am

:) OK, while a rots music festival might be fun, I meant "roots music"...

Comment by Madurobob on February 28, 2012 at 7:26am

If anyone else is interested, let me know.  It'd be a great way to enjoy the festival and maybe sell a few instruments, pass out business cards, etc...  This is a rots music festival and a perfect fit for CBGs.

In fact, if anyone is interested in doing this for any festival, let me know.  We could have a "Tarheel CBG" guild booth that displays/sells wares from several different builders.

Comment by Johnny Swank on February 27, 2012 at 3:32pm

 Madurobob - just tried to send a PM but we gotta be friends first :)  I'm totally down for sharing a booth at Shakori if you have some room. I'll likely have a few instruments, but home-screened tshirts are 95% of my business now. All NC-themes that I make in my very own kitchen. Check em out at and see if that sort of thing jives with what you have. I'm in Raleigh FWIW.

Comment by Madurobob on February 27, 2012 at 2:44pm

Two things:

1. Welcome George!

2. I will have a booth at Shakori Hills in mid-april (  Its a pretty big 4-day festival.  I'm likely to have some free space, depending on how quickly I can build up inventory.  Anyone want to join with me and bring some instruments to sell?  I'm planning on quite a few 3 and 4 string guitars and dulcimers, several kalimbas, some bottleneck slides, etc...  No cost to you if you want to join in - I've got that part covered.  Send me a PM if you're interested and we can work out the details.

Comment by George Durbin on February 12, 2012 at 7:36pm

Hi All,

Been in the Nation for awhile now and just got around to checking out the various groups and VIOLA! (yes I know that's not how it''s spelled!), we have a tarheel group.

Just cruising the comments, it looks like most everyone is on the other side of the state - I'm in the mountains, near Cherokee.

Can't play the CB guitar (my fingers don't want to cooperate in that chording thing, not to mention that I really have any rhythm) but I can sorta hold my own with the CB dulcimer.  I don't mind just working on the one (double) string (:>

So far I've managed to complete 7 guitars, 7 dulcimers, 44 kalimbas, 9 amps and 1 door harp.  I keep this up and I may discover I know what I'm doing! 

Hope springs eternal!!!

Comment by Artist Formerly Known as Matt on January 10, 2012 at 5:02pm

Welcome Bob!

Comment by Madurobob on January 10, 2012 at 3:41pm

What, there's a NC group?  And I thought I was all alone down here...

Hi y'all!

Comment by Vick Griffin on November 29, 2011 at 12:12pm

Nah, I work in the film/TV biz - just picked up the CBG bug - gives me something to fiddle with between gigs!

Comment by Artist Formerly Known as Matt on November 29, 2011 at 11:45am

Yep, up near the @#$%-%$#@-ing greedy POS's at the Coastal Center & and Empty Arms Hotel. ( I really hope that's not where you were working!)

Had a good festival ... I plan on doing the Azealea and the Riverfest again .... plus That area ( Willywood -lol - to Kure) is one of my favorite places.




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