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Death Letter Blues – A Sister Zee Story
By John Bolton
May 12, 1929 was the proudest day of Zee Woolfolk’s life. That day she was ordained a minister of God. The Reverend Booker Brown, Zee’s friend, mentor and former pastor, was there with a bouquet of flowers, a presentation bible and a proud, fatherly hug. Zee had dreamed of serving as assistant pastor under Booker, but that was not to be. Booker had been called to a bigger church in Nashville and Zee would remain and…Continue
Jamie Mac Blues had a great Idea following his song tribute to put together a CBN tribute album.
So please post any tributes you have here and somehow we will figure out how to do the rest. (Help!!!)
MP3 for the album and post a Video for us all to see as well if you like.
To Start You off:
Bugs Tribute Song…Continue
These days it seems like my working week continues thru' the weekend and back round to Monday without much of a break. I was all geared up for leisurely drifting over to meet up with Hollowbelly at a country pub on Friday night to see him play for the Panther Owners Club (motorcycle weekend). So on Friday night I go out to pick up some pizzas for the family...get home and Mrs Chickenbone tells me that Mr HB has been on the phones (both land line and mobile) saying he's at the gig but…Continue
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There has probably been no one in the last few years that has uncovered more about the obscure roots of Dylan's recent output than Scott Warmuth.
His research has been nothing short of revelatory. Warmuth has linked lines from Dylan's recent albums, as well as his book…
Just found out I made this magazine's 55 Good Things About WV issue. Beats the last time I was in the news ( Springfield Man Cited for Removing Cigar Boxes From Dumpster).http://www.statejournal.com/story/18855956/55-good-things-about-west-virginia
Last night I played in front of an audience for the first time in several years. A local music store (Front Porch Music) hosts "Open Stages" in their basement every Thursday. There's a featured performer who plays for 20 minutes or so, then whoever showed up to participate does 2-3 songs. Pretty standard "open mic" format, only usually a lot more interesting.
At any rate, the last time I tried an Open Stage was around 2004,…Continue
My Names is Leadfoot and I have an addiction!
They say the first part of recovery is to admit you've got a problem and I have to admit that I have an addiction! Last night after coming off stage at the Icklesham Beer Festival I had a realisation just how serious my problem has become. I'm completley hooked on playing Cigar Box Guitar Rock Blues live! Playing on a big stage and through a professional PA with Sound and Light engineers was a real buzz and rush. I loved being up…Continue
Hay, guys and brothers! Appreciate the feedback on the post! I don't know about Arabs and Eskimos, but I do know that Johnny Depp and Billy Bob Thornton seem to be happy with theirs! I was in complete shock when that happened. Could be that I need to stay where I am on the sales end.........once again, I appreciate the great feedback, keep on buildin' and hope for the best!
Note: Stick with me, it will take me awhile to make my point. Apologies if you drop out early with disinterest. :)
I don't get or make the time to go outside my home to play very much. Last night, with my girls away for the weekend, I decided to head out with my guitars in hand. Truthfully, I could have spent a lazy evening at home in peace and quiet. However, I committed myself to do it and around 8:00 jumped in the car for the quick ride to Saratoga Springs. The small…Continue
Here's the first amp project I did.
It was a ruby circuit from runoffgroove - (great site)
I used the picture version on the site, because I'm not much of an electrical guy at this point.
it makes it a really easy....like a paint by numbers project.
I put the speaker under the lid to protect it when carrying around.
The Samo label matches a guitar I made at the same time, but it's really butt ugly.
I've learned a little bit since i built…Continue
Here's something I finished up about a month ago. Started life as a craigslist violin and ended up as a strummer. I was surprised by the really nice tone. The doubled up high D string really adds to it.
The switches are on/offs for an embedded neck and seperate bass side cavity piezo's. Sounds best with both of them on.
The other output is for a really hot humbucker I buried under the wood into the neck. Sounds OK, but upon reflection, the humbucker tone is a little bit of a…
One of the things that always struck me about recorded music is how slow the process has become over the years.
It may be the only thing that's actually gotten slower because of technology. You can have a whole meal ready to eat in three minutes (or four, for "let stand for one minute before serving). You can access just about any book or movie almost instantly. But it takes longer than ever to make music.
How long did it take Robert Johnson to record "Hell Hound On My…Continue
I finally found my “Holy Grail” of boxes – the half-moon shaped Artesanos de Obelisco. Since I saw Kevin Brown’s build of one of these back in February, I knew I had to have one. Here’s his: I searched all my regular cigar stores for months, but everyone said they weren’t made any more, or they had…Continue
My last blog made me think, has anyone ever started a CBG songwriting group here? I know a whole lot write original music here, I have heard some wonderful creations. Just thought, maybe we should put original music all in one group, and share any dreams we have for our music, or tips on where to market it and copy rights and PROs and stuff. I don't know even if it is possible, but I think this would be a perfect site to have a CBG publishing company, dedicated only to original songs and…Continue
This is not done on a CBG, just letting you know. I just felt like sharing the story. Some years ago, I was a member of one of the greatest songwriting groups ever called Just Plain Folks. It is friendly, and a wealth of knowledge for songwriters.http://jpfolks.com/. If you write you might like to check it out.
Anyway, sometimes we helped each other in this site. Some people couldnt play but loved to write lyrics, and vice versa, so we…Continue
How do you delete songs that you uploaded to CBN? I'd appreciate anyone who know how to direct me, and thanks in advance.
I just can't stand the waiting.
It's the worst thing about building these instruments.
Last night, after posting a few updated pics of my third CBG, I managed to finish the instrument. The final step before closing the lid and stringing it up was to fire a blob of adhesive onto the neck and stick the piezo disk down, then encase the little sucker.
I know from experience that, until the adhesive fully cures, the vibrations from the guitar will…Continue
How does a person sell or post some of their work on the Nation? I would kind of like to post some pic's and maybe sell one or two!
I am going to be in a songwriters contest at the ARK the end of this month. I decided to do a CBG song. We only do one song, and can win recording of a cd, Recording time, or a little money. Then the finalists play in a festival called The Riverfolks Festival. There are some good songwriters there, and most likely I won't place, but I wondered if I could ask for your help. Anyone who has time, who could listen to these three songs, Loving Arms, Cool Cool Water, and…Continue
I finished my first CBG and I can't wait to start on another one. As soon as I find my cable for my camera I will post a picture of it. Seems like I have the bug and I want to build another.