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HI..ChickenboneJohn here...in Birmingham, UK. I've been making and fixing guitars of all sorts for a while...but love making and playing cigar box guitars. I run the Crossroads Blues Club in Birmingham

http://www.towerofsong.co.uk/blues

If you are in the area...drop by....club night is EVERY Thursday at 8.45pm

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Pilgrimage to Bremen

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

Autumn, and time for me to make the annual pilgrimage to Bremen to attend the Van Thom Weekender, accompanied by my travelling companion of old, Hollowbelly. It's an  extravganza of alternative music organised by Andreas Reidel, aka DJ Tourette van Thom, and a great opportunity to catch up with old friends that we've made over the years. It was also a stepping stone for us going on to the 1st German cigar box guitar festival the following weekend.

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1st German Cigar Box Guitar Festival

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

Me and Hollowbelly have been on the road again, this time to Germany. We'd been to the Van Thom Weekender in Bremen (more of that in another blog), and now were headed down south on another long drive to a tiny village called Pleutersbach on the river Neckar. It was a long and winding road about 40  minutes drive up river from the beautiful city of Heidelberg..and when we got there we astonished at how tiny and rural the place was...but the stage had been built in a barn just off the main…

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The Eight Days Of Glastonbury

Posted on July 3, 2016 at 9:30am 12 Comments

Glastonbury -  the biggest greenfield music festival in  the world. Way back in October 2015, me and…

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2015...another hard row to plough

Posted on December 24, 2015 at 2:30am 6 Comments

Phew,  another year end nearly come around, and I’ve kept myself busy again. 2014 saw me consolidating my guitar making and music business…with only the odds and ends of my day job as an architect to deal with, putting my elder daughter Anne to work, helping me around the workshop and in the office, a few festivals, workshops and so on.  2015 has moved up a gear, and has been a full-on year of getting the business on a serious footing.…

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At 2:02pm on January 25, 2016, Bristol Blue said…

Good to know you Chickenbone. Just been checking out your "Jitterbug Swing" , liked Bukka White for eons and your version is ace. How did you come to buy The Works entire UK stock of BBG's? How much are you selling them for? 

At 7:59am on March 30, 2015, Chipfat Fingerburn Jones said…
I'd like to put my name down for the open mic on the Friday night of box stock. Is that possible?
At 1:19pm on November 18, 2014, Woodmuppet said…
Il come over and say hello if I'm going, it's our bike clubs "Christmas p' up" on the Saturday night in Liverpool so......
At 12:51pm on November 18, 2014, Woodmuppet said…
Hello John.
Are you at the Liverpool guitar show on Sunday?
At 5:28am on March 10, 2014, Richey Kay said…

Definitely not your fault mate. Postie put a missed delivery slip through the door without bothering to knock. Then when I tried to collect it from the post office they looked for 20 minutes then said they'd lost it. Then after I rode to work they called to say they'd found it...

At 5:08am on March 10, 2014, Richey Kay said…

Hi John, after a bit of a nightmare with the Post Office (long story) I finally received the fretboard blanks from you this morning. They're wonderful, thanks very much! Cheers for the offcuts too!

Rick

At 8:03am on January 23, 2014, Olaf Geurens said…

just now started to use cigarboxnation again.

How was the concert?

Been following you on youtube, great channel!

See you

At 12:14pm on January 16, 2014, Sleepy John said…

Hey, CBJ, many apologies, have only just found your message re tailpieces.

yes I still need one, but most of the ones i've seen are for full sized resonators, and are too long. I only need a max of 3ins long , which was about the size of the USA one I commented on.

Regards SJ 

At 10:34am on November 13, 2013, PistolPete said…

Hi, thanks for the friend invite :)

I'm also located in the West Midlands, in Stafford - where abouts are you?

At 6:19am on November 13, 2013, darryl kernaghan said…

a pleasure t accept john,i admire your builds,playing and vids very much,and hope there are many more,regards darryl

 
 
 

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