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St. Louis 2nd Annual CBG Festival June 7 2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by AlexiaLaubscher Sep 9, 2014. 21 Replies

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St. Louis MO. CBG Club/Workshop

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Feb 19. 586 Replies

We are organizing a CBG workshop held one Saturday a month at the 61 roadhouse & kitchen in Webster Groves MO. (St. Louis Area).  This is also the home to the St. Louis CBG festival each…Continue

St. Louis Cigar Box Guitar Festival!

Started this discussion. Last reply by smilingdog1 Jun 26, 2013. 145 Replies

Is there such an event? If not, why not!A few of us here on the nation have made contact and are talking about a local gathering. An event to show our boxes, talk about them on every level and all…Continue

 

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smilingdog1 commented on the anonymous pick's blog post LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY ! WIN A SWAMP WITCH GUITAR .
"Last time I heard anything from that group was back when Lead Foot went active and Chickenbone John step up and took care of him. Here with Six Strings Heroes Jefferson Barracks, they have connections with music distributors who cut them a deal at…"
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smilingdog1 commented on the anonymous pick's blog post LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY ! WIN A SWAMP WITCH GUITAR .
"Another really fun year, great fund raiser and everybody loves this guitar having all these signatures from all across the country, Canada & U.S. We have people this year flying in from Australia, Michigan , Texas, Oklahoma, N. Carolina, Kansas.…"
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CBG Clubs

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 2:46am 17 Comments

We are wondering how many CBG Club's are out there. So if you meet together say once a week or month to share builds, play CBGs in a jam, please reply to this post so we can access an average worldwide. …

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Fundraisers

Posted on February 19, 2017 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Trial and errors of fundraising

We are always learning the do's and don’ts of fundraising. I can share our experiences and how we have been able to improve the overall end results. After all, we are trying to reach a goal to raise money for some cause. Here at our St. Louis Festival, the three of us take turns picking our favorite Nonprofit 501c, has to be legitimate registered organization. Sometimes we pick the same cause two years in a row like this year we are having…

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WHICH KEY TO PLAY HARMONICA

Posted on January 28, 2017 at 8:30pm 24 Comments



The "Key of A" harmonica is a lot deeper than the C harmonica which makes it feel quite different play. The lower keyed harmonicas feel slower to resonate and like they require more air. They will definitely build up your stamina.

The A harmonica will let you play in the key of E (this is the easiest key for guitarists to play).

D harmonica

This is a higher harmonica and it will feel like it responds much…

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Swamp Witch Guitar Jamboree

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 7:29pm 7 Comments

Hey, next meeting we are having the Swamp Witch Guitar Jamboree. Everyone who has a Swampy will bring it and master Jam it. Special swamp drinks and door prizes.…

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At 10:07am on March 14, 2016, Nhirvana said…
Thanks for the nice comment!
At 5:48pm on February 21, 2016, Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear said…

Big thanks to you for your kind friend request. Pleased to accept, and with a big ol' grin too!

At 7:53pm on December 22, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks verry much ! for your likes Smilingdog ! appriciated, glad you are on there to! it turned out to bee a real nice mix and blend of sounds & styles , steve did a good job !

At 10:23pm on October 19, 2015, music2me said…
Hey sure had a good time on Saturday so do you have a link for the parts we talked about
At 1:41pm on September 17, 2015, Preston J. Laisure said…

"Pick" and "Uncle Lou" have suggested that I get ideas form you about getting a group started and please ignore the photo I accidently posted when trying to get rid of the red star beside my name on "my page." Thanks,   Preston 

At 12:52pm on July 11, 2015, Jim Junksville Sharkey said…

Thanks for the friend request smilingdog

At 6:50pm on May 31, 2015, David (3 string Davy) Pietrzak said…

Raise you two arms and a torso. ... A bottle neck slide.

At 6:46pm on May 31, 2015, David (3 string Davy) Pietrzak said…

I would lend a hand.

At 3:01pm on May 10, 2015, Hard luck chuck said…
Hey smiling dog - thanks for the invite!
At 5:42am on April 24, 2015, Dave Lynas said…
Glad to be a friend Smiling D.
 
 
 

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