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Sep 1,  2012

                                                       Chicago Cigar Box Guitar Festival 2012

      The first ever Chicago Cigar Box Guitar Festival will be held on November 10 2012 at The Fat Man Bowl in Green Oaks, Illinois.  The festival will present over ten hours of live music on two stages as well as a vendor area with CBG makers and Artists. 

     In a world of mass produced, cookie cutter, disposable music and instruments the Cigar Box Guitar stands apart. From the simplest one string diddley bow to finely crafted, highly detailed, 6 string fretted CBG's each one is as unique as it's maker. The styles of music played on them ranges from Delta Blues to Primitive Rock to Jug Band to Gothic Blues and beyond.

     The headlining act of the festival will be Purgatory Hill fronted by pat mAcdonald.  Since his 1987 Grammy nomination for Best New Artist (Timbuk3)  pat mAcdonald has continued to write, perform and reinvent himself releasing 7 critically acclaimed albums -- 5 with worldwide distribution.  The Onion described Purgatory Hill as "Seriously swampy and electrifying riffs, armed with nuts-and-bolts instrumentation perfect for it's stripped down, amped-up approach to Alt-Blues"

     Over a dozen performers including Mojo Perry, Justin Johnson, and Husky Burnette along with dozens of CBG builders and artists will be traveling to Chicago from across the country. Not only will attendees see and meet some of the biggest names in the Cigar Box world but they will have the chance to buy their very own CBG!  The doors will open at 2:00 pm and the music will begin at 3:00pm and go until 2:00 am. All this for the incredibly low price of $10.

     The Fat Man Bowl is conveniently located at 13860 Rockland rd near I94 in Green Oaks, Il and just minutes from the Libertyville Metra station.  The venue has a full menu with great food and drink specials for the event, friendly staff and ample parking.

     To view the line up of performers please visit  www.RootsRiot.com

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For more information

Tony French via email

Tony@RootsRiot.com

Roots Riot Music

www.RootsRiot.com

or

Brian Rogan via email

CBGchicago@yahoo.com

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Comment by Uncle John on September 7, 2012 at 9:38pm

Nice.   I wish you success!

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