Uncle John
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  • Harlan, IA
  • United States
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First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest ~ February 2nd until ????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sundberg Feb 21. 174 Replies

You, my friends are cordially invited  to the First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest(Note: as used here, virtual means IMAGINARY). This is a potluck meal, so please bring a…Continue

What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim_N Mar 1, 2017. 122 Replies

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Loopers ~ What are they good and bad for?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BUGGY (C) Dec 14, 2016. 63 Replies

Will using a looper help me learn to jam with others better?Will it be a fun toy?Do you have or want one?I don't like delays in getting the music going.  Some, (bemuzic) can do a quick, smooth and…Continue

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New fave slide - fits so good!

"Might fit for a ventilated nut cup too Uncle. No sweat!"
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New fave slide - fits so good!

"Mmmmmm goooodies!!!"
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New fave slide - fits so good!

"Nice Tin as well should fit a few slides in there like the one he sent me . "
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New fave slide - fits so good!

Thanks so much, Dave. Love my sturf from you and this particular slide fits and works SO well. Thanks for the eye patch too. I think I can use it for a tail piece.
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Hmmmmm . . .?

"Interesting.  I don't think it would sound great acoustic with the bridge on the glass or poly, but........   Heck, I might try it. "
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Deep Well Steel Stubby Slides

"Good.  I tried to cut one with a hacksaw.  I couldn't hack it."
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Paint Can Boogie

"A whole different sound and feeling with the striker stick.  Good."
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Along The Tracks

"Good sounds and lonesome trains."
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Burden My Soul No More

"That is a jewel.  Great sound and playing.  Sounds like a bass."
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San Francisco Bay Blues

"Nice home made 6 and 3.  Oh!  Nice vocals and playing.  Instruments working nicely together."
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At 7:03pm on June 14, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thank you kindly John ! it was my Pleasure !!

At 7:58am on June 13, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks John, Not that Hard if you got the right tools, and good wood gleu!

At 1:26am on June 6, 2018, David Pfeiffer said…

Uncle John, and others who commented on my pics, my apologies for not responding, I don't keep up with messages and forums and such the way I'm probably supposed to, but it's easy to get distracted, like earlier, I was opening my email program and this wood I found at the curb caught my eye. Went and picked it up and over an hour later I had it apart. It was some kind of leg I think, two pieces of beautiful hardwood over an inch thick and, yup, over two inches wide. Two necks. Woo Hoo! Long story short, just remembered email... Got to go measure those future necks. Are we having fun yet? I reckon so.  

At 5:21pm on June 3, 2018, Dennis Goodinson said…

Cheers Uncle John, I've built many more mostly in the hands of family as we are all musical in some way. Just starting on a canjo as a starter for my grandson, and he sings like a lark. :)

At 1:17pm on June 3, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Eggsample for sure ! Yep BIG opera vocalist sins he got the new coop can't shut him up , but that goes whit living in the country,  im not bothered by it but i can see the nextdoor woman hate him !, but here there are all kinds of animal & sounds in my neighbourhood! greeeeeettsszz on ye John !

At 1:00am on June 3, 2018, Dennis Goodinson said…

Hi Uncle John, thanks for the friends add, after Shane Speal, one of yours was the first video I saw on the Nation way back, & I thought yeah, this is for me. Keep up the good work :)

At 12:18pm on May 25, 2018, Hans said…

Thanks for the friend request, UJ. I'm honored!

At 1:47pm on May 22, 2018, BeetleJuice! said…

Me too!..I love the art he has done

as for the radios...don't sweat it, for almost 80 years every house had a radio in every room,...there are ga-zillions of them on eBay at any given time...just keep looking, usually when I miss a deal I end up finding a better or cheaper one and then I'm thankful the deal fell thru in the first place as I ended up getting something better : )

At 5:36pm on May 21, 2018, BeetleJuice! said…

If its a tube radio you have to gut it : (

Not all radios can be hacked, BUT...the face of this radio is set up perfect for an amp....leave the speaker in it, then use one hole for the cable guitar plug in and the other one for the on off volume switch, these old plastic bodies are perfect for that....and try keep the speaker...it will sound great with that old speaker.....you'll just need a amp kit....get the 5 watt one, the extra power makes a difference

At 10:34am on May 20, 2018, Silent Jim said…

Thanks John, I've missed you too old friend. Though I've looked in from time to time to hear you and the rest of the crew perform. It's good folk music and as fresh as it gets. Your voice backed by these cbgs is as dear to me as Joan Baez singing 'Silver Dagger' or Van Ronk singing 'Nobody loves you when you're down and out'. Pure folk and good stuff!

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2 short stories - one is CBG relatted. A 2 pager and a 3 pager

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 11:30am 21 Comments

Forty Ounce Feller's Crossbreed Bonanza

2015 - A Goodland County Story By John Bolton

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1936 Oklahoma License Plate ~ 1 page fiction (short story)

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 22 Comments

Oklahoma 1936 License Plate #134-651      By John Bolton

I was made in late 1935 in the Oklahoma State Prison at Mc Alester. I was black with yellow letters. I was issued in Goodland County in 1936 and bolted on the rear of a gray and black 31' Ford coupe with a rumble seat. I couldn't see where we were going, but when the dust wasn't too bad, I could see where we'd been.

The Ford belonged to Gibson. He had a place in…

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Jake Leg - A very short story

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:30am 22 Comments

Note:  I am working on a collection of short and very short stories that all tie together in a fictional place called Goodland County Oklahoma.   Some are music related and some feature CBGs.   I appreciate your comments, good, bad and corrective.

Jake Leg   by John Bolton

Goodland County, Oklahoma, 1931

The Two Two Store sat two miles east of Corley on a dirt road. There was a good sized open room with pot…

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This Old Guitar - 2 page fiction story by Uncle John

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 4:00pm 48 Comments

This Old Guitar  By Uncle John
I put my old Silvertone guitar up for sale and advertised it at a hundred dollars in the local Penny Saver. A young guy called about it then came to the house. He could play some. Not stuff I'd ever heard, but not bad stuff. He asked me, “Is there any wiggle room on the hundred? I'd have to…
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