Downtown Vinnie
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What about a cigarbox Nyatiti?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fomhorach May 18, 2016. 3 Replies

I recently saw a video of a nyatiti.It is an african instrument that has a beautiful  harp-like sound.It's made from a gourd,but I thought why not a cigar box nyatiti? Granted the fullness of a gourd…Continue

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Putting together first annual Cigar Box guitar fest Northwest (Eugene,Oregon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Downtown Vinnie Apr 13, 2014. 19 Replies

HEY KIDS,I am takin on a project that might be a load ,but it must be done.Looking for performers,CBG Vendors,a venue,and Sponsors.I am working on a venue today...This is a grass roots approach.I…Continue

Talk me to my peops-How Do You Create YOUR Music ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jul 3, 2013. 7 Replies

Lets share our creative process,inspiration,How do you get up for creating maybe share some recording tips.What gets you up for playin?Well me....I would'nt say I'm exclusive in my way of playing…Continue

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Tell me YOUR Likes and dislikes of CBG building

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Cartwright Jul 5, 2013. 67 Replies

Hey thought i'd get some input from the pros and rookies on what YOU hate and like......likes....The sound thru the pickup when you get it soldered, stringing, intonating,playin it for the first…Continue

 

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That Old Dog -A different way -Lyrics by Unca John

"Thanks, hoss,you are far too kind.This riff been floatin round the banjo just lookin for somethin to cling to. These are gwettin me outta MY lyrical rut even thought bout writin,but  they seem  to happen better than when you try to make em…"
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That Old Dog -A different way -Lyrics by Unca John

"Old dog chasing the same bus tires. Seen somewhere in between Iowa and Oregon, that bus may be in  Winnemucca Nevada for all the wrong reasons. Like them both Vinnie, two very nice versions of Uncle’s experience, .....ah lyrics."
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Wagon Wheel/ When I Look Up To Heaven

"Nice production Lovin the melody on this one. another great mix of sounds and tones,I wish I had patience to do studio stuff.I have loads of equipment for it.My gnat like patience can't do it two hours ,much less for days ,then drive my self…"
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Wishful thinking A D Eker 2017

"A Cake Tune and Candy For tone. You have such a Mark Knofler to yer voice ,brother .this was quite exquisite"
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Bonesy Revers cutaway #1

"Dat guitty is Quite the looker,ma man. Nice pluckin,m8.Play on!!"
4 hours ago
Downtown Vinnie commented on Korrigan's video
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Build 6, Mable

"Sticky rock!!!  Very meaty.Love dem chuggers,gon hafta make another"
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Downtown Vinnie commented on Andy Mühlig's video
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3 String

"Crunchy good.Tone is superb..."
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Greyhound Bus-Lyrics by Uncle John

"That's right,!!  Have a dang memory like a colander....Guess I'm embracing my senility a tad bit earlier than some."
4 hours ago
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Greyhound Bus-Lyrics by Uncle John

"Yeah man, that's a good one. Yup, still flautin' Remember I laid some flute licks down on your "Last Train to Amity" "
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Greyhound Bus-Lyrics by Uncle John

"I love that song ...played it a few times live.The one I love and would love to cover is running Like The Wind .Are you still a flautist?"
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Jim Morris commented on Downtown Vinnie's video
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Greyhound Bus-Lyrics by Uncle John

"Well it worked for Toy Caldwell and it's working for you. Funny, my first instrument was flute which I played in concert band. Thanks to Marshall Tucker's "Can't You See" and Jethro Tull music flute went from band nerd…"
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Greyhound Bus-Lyrics by Uncle John

"I have a local friend who is an Amazzzzzzzzing Clawhammerist.My right hand has a finger broken crooked and the rest isn't doing well from 35 years of repetitive motion. I have tried it  abit but,couldnt quite pluck it off.So I'm stuck…"
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Greyhound Bus-Lyrics by Uncle John

"It sounds to me like the Appalachian banjo bug done bit ya! Your playing style is all your own right now but the next stage of that bug bite is a disabling attack of clawhammer-itis."
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Vinnie & John Collaboration - co writing a song

"It's a  alil orneryier than what you normally sing about ,hoss.I'm tryin  to give youan " edgy " vibe...hahahaha"
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Greyhound Bus-Lyrics by Uncle John

"Thanks so much ,boss...Don't know what kinda Applachian mojo you put in here,but this banjer , but it cranks out about a riff a day.That and I haven't picked up another instrument since I got it.The rest of the boys are so jealous..Really…"
7 hours ago

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At 2:37pm on December 9, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Maybee Don't know, are you reading between the lines? like i do mind speak sometimes like the medicine men do in the steamlodge, and then you get the tendensy to relive some stuff thats heavy on the Soul! dono,what you hear is what you get !! but thanks for the nice comments done a couple this afternoon ,i was flooting  ! be hearing you ! greeeettssszz A.D.

At 5:20pm on September 4, 2017, Erasmo Coco said…

Thanks for the friend request.

At 6:35am on April 18, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi There DT V Well its done and out on the Nation ! Hope you like whit i done whit the Video only changed the intro to a slow fade in a little volume boost and some rotor speaker sound ,check it out in your time Love and Chicken grease Greeeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 4:31pm on August 22, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks vinnie , Groovin, how is the  album recording coming along?

At 3:38pm on June 4, 2016, Moedecker said…
Any livestream link today?
At 6:40am on May 29, 2016, Dave Lynas said…
Thanks Vinnie. Glad you liked it. Our group has played together for a long time. Many years. Sustain.... Today is Jug Band Day. Many such bands clash for fun.
At 6:12pm on May 23, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Vinnie! Well he Must Bee Got A new Vibe For if you got the time,it the first one of my New WHA Series Instrumentals sit back and have fun !!Greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 8:34pm on May 15, 2016, Dave Lynas said…
Hey Vinnie. It's wired and works wondrous! Test video in the morning's light... :^)... Oh Ya...
At 11:37am on May 10, 2016, Dave Lynas said…
This is rocket science Vinnie!
At 6:28am on May 10, 2016, Dave Lynas said…
Moon around the sound hole, Rocket on the head. Smaller carvings than the other wood top banjo. Curly Maple for wood. I'll carve the tail to fit the spoon today. I'll be at the studio all day so not a lot to happen on the build today. Tomorrow will get a lot together...

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Dan Sleeps Memorial

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 5:02pm 3 Comments

For anyone who is interested in attending Dan Sleeps service, it will be on August 5,2017 at 10:00am and will be at Fairfax Community Church 11451 Braddock Road,Fairfax VA will be followed by a luncheon at 9624 Masey McQuire Ct. Lorton VA.

Autism Rocks guitar

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:09am 0 Comments

My FB friend Charlie Watts is selling a sweet lil puzzle piece shaped cbg to raise money for autism.It didn't sell at the auction and I'd like to help sell it.Hit me up if you are interested.Let's help this cause ,people.…

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Having technical issues with my USB to computer studio..

Posted on February 17, 2013 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

I am getting sound to my USB , but no Levels on Cubase,I think my ports r correct,seems to be a simple fix , but not for me.....any help would be greatly appreciated....,grrrrrrr..... I'm feeling like the actor in the Fly........Hellllllllp meeee.

 
 
 

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