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VIDEO: The Flamethrower Organ

From the Youtube channel, Look Mum No Computer by artist, Sam Battle comes the insane Flamethrower Organ. The instrument, similar to the h…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 7 hours ago
Reply by Andy Busch

Review: Swamp Witch "Wesseh Tribute" Cigar Box Guitar

Swamp Witch Guitars built me this tribute to my friend, Wesseh Freeman. Hear me tune it to "Wesseh Tuning." Swamp Witch used actual photos…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

7 7 hours ago
Reply by Dave Lynas

VIDEO: Napolian Strickland & His Diddley Bow (Historic footage from Alan Lomax)

Napolian Strickland, was a fife and drum blues artist, and songwriter, and vocalist specializing in country blues, specifically North Miss…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

1 on Thursday
Reply by BrianQ.

Video Premier: Hymn for Her "Blue Balloons"

Our favorite cigar box guitar & banjo duo is back!  Hymn for Her just dropped an animated music video for their new single, "Blue Ball…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 on Thursday

2018 Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival - Schedule and details

The 9th Annual Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Fest returns to York PA on August 24th and 25th.  It is sponsored by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supp…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 on Thursday

VIDEO: You Gotta Move cover by Jerome Graille

Jerome Graille is back with another close-up cigar box guitar video.  This time, he tackles the Mississippi Fred McDowell classic, "You Go…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 on Thursday
Reply by Dave Lynas

VIDEO: Playing the Limberjack - Randy Cato demonstrates

Last week, I had the chance to meet Randy Cato, a real life Limberjack performer.  Randy was conducting a children's workshop featuring th…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

3 on Thursday
Reply by Dave Lynas

Playing Slide with a Pocketknife - Mance Lipscomb Captured on Film

Mance Lipscomb was an American blues singer, guitarist and songster. Lipscomb spent most of his life working as a tenant farmer in Texas an…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

5 Aug 11
Reply by BrianQ.

How to Play Hawaiian Music on a Three String Cigar Box Guitar - the new G6 tuning

Years ago, Shane Speal created a video on cigar box guitar tunings that mentioned a G6 Hawaiian tuning.  Well, he's back with a much impr…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

9 Aug 8
Reply by Taffy Evans

Simple Wrench Xylophone & other DIY Instruments for Kids

I came across these simple musical instrument projects at a children's tent at the 2018 Susquehanna Folk Fest last week.  The main instrum…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 Aug 3

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