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Thanks to everyone who came to Boxstock 2017...players, traders and audience..it can't happen without you, so a sincere thanks for all having the faith to spend your time and hard earned money to support it by being there. I was delighted to see so many new faces, although my memory is like a sieve, and I don't easily connect names to faces, so I'm sorry if I may have seemed a bit distant at times. It was an honour to welcome Fabian, Nichole and Benny who had come all the way from Germany and have them open the evening, and it's very humbling that folk are prepared to come so far...quite a few from Scotland and one from Ireland.
The venue management and staff made life very easy for me, great sound man, helpful management..no pressure, that was very nice. It seems that we sold enough tickets that on balance I don't actually owe them any money to pay for the venue hire and staff wages, and thanks to the great support we had, I even managed to pay all the performers a bonus out of the takings.
Just in case anyone wasn't aware, I was also running a stand at The Guitar Show in Birmingham on both Saturday and Sunday..so huge thanks go out to my wife and daughters for running that part of my business and allowing me to concentrate on the main event, which was of course Boxstock.
As far as I could see, it seemed like a lot people had an enjoyable and happily chaotic afternoon making their own guitars, and being taught how to play by Hollowbelly, and we had a packed room full of people in the evening who were very generous with their praise and applause for everyone who put foot on the stage.
Once again, thanks to everyone who came. Making and playing cigar box guitars has for me become more than a hobby, it's a passion, and my livelihood...it puts food on our family table and fills my heart with friendship, love and joy...thank you all very much.
Spike, please can you post a photo of the Brick Outhouse?
Yep that was me, Thanks for the complement! good to see its gone to a good home, any problems just let me know.
Can echo Keith 66's comments. Good venue, handy parking and I can second the recommendation for Jivans Balti!
Great evening gig with highlights being CBJ and his band, and the extraordinary Dusk Brothers.
BTW Keith 66 if I've got the right guy, I was the bloke who bought your 3-string fretless. Built like a brick outhouse (or should that be a boat) which I really like (some CBGs are too flimsy for me) and lovely growly tone with a bit of dirt on the amp. I'm having a lot of fun with it already!
Many thanks to Chickenbone John for an excellent bash! We didnt know what to expect but great music & loads of CBG's plus thoroughy good people made a winning formula.
Venue was excellent and the Jivans balti house ten yards up the road was superb, Redwings hotel basic but clean.
Count us in for next time!
Black dog moment in my shed, built a really special job with walnut veneered front, best one i have done so far. French polished & going really well, Last coat went badly wrong & i have ballsed it up good & proper. Out with the meths & stripped it back to bare wood. Going to have to start again. Right now i want to shit & stamp in it! Grrr.
Boxstock - if you want to come along and have a play, there will be an all-day open mic session for some informal tunage....12.00 noon onwards, all welcome...and it's free during the day. 10 cigar box guitar makers will be there with their wares..and of course there's the evening gig with the amazing Hollowbelly. The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, Saturday 25th February. Thanks for all who have already supported the event by buying their tickets in advance, but you can still rock up on the night and pay on the door....don't be the one who afterwards said " I wish I'd have gone"...bring your guitar and have a drink and good time...it's not too late
Keith, please post a photo of the colt barrel shroud bridge
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