Kevin M. Kraft
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ACCEPTING CBG DONATIONS FOR CHILDREN'S MUSIC SCHOOL!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T Aug 10, 2014. 7 Replies

WHAT INFLUENCES THE ACOUSTIC VOLUME OF A CBG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yankee Dog Aug 11, 2013. 6 Replies

Looking for passage to the St Louis CBG Festival!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by colin mcgrath May 29, 2013. 3 Replies

 

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Kevin M. Kraft posted a status
"Looking for someone in the Kansas City area to take over the (semi-) Annual Kansas City Cigar Box Guitar Festival."
Jul 24, 2016
egyptpunk liked Kevin M. Kraft's event The FOURTH ANNUAL KANSAS CITY CIGAR BOX GUITAR FESTIVAL
May 12, 2016
Fomhorach replied to Kevin M. Kraft's discussion Distortion in the group Ted's Mad Scientist Lab
"In my early days messing around with stuff I tried winding loose strings in a figure of 8 type loop between the strings right up beside the bridge.. Try it out it makes wierd noise, might be what your looking for. I was also attaching small objects…"
Feb 29, 2016
Bristol Blue replied to Kevin M. Kraft's discussion Distortion in the group Ted's Mad Scientist Lab
"Back in the 1980's Will Sergeant of Echo & the Bunnymen used to attach paperclips to his guitar strings. In his own words ,he would "twat it one" Thus producing the desired distortion effect. "
Jan 2, 2016

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The DOBORO THE BOTTLENECKER Official Book Trailer #2 and Book Cover Reveal!

Posted on August 22, 2015 at 6:00am 1 Comment



Yes, after the long agonizing wait, the second to Kevin M. Kraft action novel, DOBORO THE BOTTLENECKER will finally be revealed via the second official trailer for the book!

The author who brought you the "contemporary religious fantasy" and the…

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THE SPREAD OF THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR REVOLUTION!

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 8:00pm 14 Comments

Well, alongside my many accomplishments, among the many hats I wear in my busy life, I can now add one with great tears of pride: Founder of the Kansas City Cigar Box Guitar Festival. It took three years of pitching and talking and finally joining the Kansas City Blues Society itself, but our first…

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Hi Everyone!   I'm still accepting cigar box guitar-related items (cigar box guitars, cigar box guitar music or instructional CDs or DVDs--anything!) from my cigar box guitar brothers and sister who …

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 6:43pm 0 Comments

Hi Everyone!

 

I'm still accepting cigar box guitar-related items (cigar box guitars, cigar box guitar music or instructional CDs or DVDs--anything!) from my cigar box guitar brothers and sister who would care to donate such things for items for drawing during the Kansas City Cigar Box Guitar Festival. All proceeds go to Benefit the Kansas City Blues Society's Blues in the Schools program--a worthy cause!

 

Thanks for caring!

 

- Kevin…

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Kevin M. Kraft answers the question: Who were or are your main musical influences?

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Q: Who were or are you main musical influences?



Kevin: Many would probably laugh at the vast array of music that I love and has influenced me. The British band The Electric Light Orchestra epitomizes my typical hybridizing of musical styles and genres, with Jeff Lynne's always reliably captivating slide guitar work sealing it for me. I learned a lot from Lynne and the band about songwriting and arranging and unusual vocals and symphony, even something as "trivial" as the drumbeats… Continue

Kevin M. Kraft answers the question: When did you learn how to play the guitar?

Posted on August 29, 2009 at 1:15am 0 Comments

Q: When did you learn to play the guitar?



Kevin: That's a difficult question to answer, especially since we're over here at the Nation. I'll answer it in a few ways...

I took a few lesson when I was about twelve or thirteen from a guy in town. I used a Hawaiian guitar strung with thick steel acoustic guitar strings! (laughs) Yeah, ultimately those strings destroyed that guitar! Anyway, after three lessons, the teacher just wasn't teaching me what I wanted to learn, so I slacked… Continue

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At 1:31am on June 23, 2013, Jeff McFadden said…

Yo, Neighbor!  Look forward to seeing you in September!

At 2:21pm on August 27, 2012, Uncle John said…

Great fest, Kevin.  Great performance by you too.  Thanks to you and you nice family.  I sent a thank to BBs.   What a great venue.

At 9:48am on August 27, 2012, colin mcgrath said…

Kevin, awesome turn out. I brought 6 extra people with me, they all seemed to have a blast. Next time I'll have to make sure to shake your hand. All the performers were great.

At 1:21pm on August 13, 2012, mike anderson Blues Box Guitars said…

hope i get over this pneumonia in time for the festival!! sick sux!!

At 7:41pm on August 6, 2012, Wichita Sam said…

Kevin,

This is killing me.  My son and I are Road Rally racing in upper Minnesota that weekend.  He drives and I co-drive.  We only get 2-3 events a year and he really wanted to do this one.  It should  be our last race as a "novice" team, so it's a big deal.  I'm lucky to have an adult son who still wants to do things with dad.

 

I'll be thinking good thought for the Festival.  Hope you have tons of fun.

 

Sam

At 12:40pm on August 6, 2012, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you Kevin for your friendship. Enjoy, Keni Lee

At 3:28pm on March 7, 2012, colin mcgrath said…

any word on a KCMOCBG fest this year?

At 12:32am on August 10, 2011, Toby said…
Kevin use any pics you want from mine. I had one of you but it was way too blurry
At 11:42pm on August 9, 2011, colin mcgrath said…

No problem.

And thanks, I would love to be a part of this if it works for me. 8v)

At 2:32pm on August 9, 2011, colin mcgrath said…
Have you been to The Cigar Merchant in Blue Springs? They are on hwy 7 off I-70, I ask because the guy working when I stopped in told me the money from box sales goes to a local halfway house for addicts. A noble cause in my opinion. Not sure if you are close to it but just a gratuitous plug.  
 
 
 

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