My name is Mark Noel and i have just begun my CBG journey. I am in the middle of my first fretless build and can't wait to finish so i can hone my slide chops on her.
I see they have quite a few festivals organized in the US for CBG's and would love to see us Canucks get some going. Drop me a line on where you are and maybe we can get a group together in Ontario to jam and share trade secrets. Cheers!
Well i don't know that i have tips to share yet as i am also just learning, but we can certainly learn together. I am very serious about bringing the CBG world to my town and will be in need of some help so let's keep in touch and soon we will amass a great army of blues-box enthusiasts! Ha Ha.
Hey Mark!!! Glad to have you on board!! I'm down In Chatham. I spent some time working up in Port Hope. What a lovely little town it is!!! CBG building is highly addictive!!!
Hi Clarkkraft. Please forgive my Ontario ignorance, but whereabouts is Chatham from Port Hope? I am originally from BC and have only been here a few years.
Thank you for the Welcome and hope to meet you some day, as i have mentioned in the Canadian CBG group that we need to band together and get some sort of festivals rolling here in Ontario. Look forward to chatting again soon.
the only tip i can add is , .... due to the fact that there is no huge following in Canada for cbgs , in one concentrated area .. a cbg fest is bound to fail at the start .. ..
what you must do is hold a "blues" fest ... or some similar title and piggyback the cbg theme in like a trogan horse ;-)
then let it spread .
just my opinion ;-)
Hey - We're unstoppable Baby - a regular tsunami!!!!!
I'm actually heading down to The Bean Blossom Blues Fest next week - It's a harmonica centred festival. Tons of jamming, commraderie, etc. It's a 12 hour drive but it's worth it.
That's the sort of thing I'd like to get started up here but like pick says it would start small.
PS - I'll be taking my CBG's down and playing on the main stage with the Cabin 12 Jam Band.
Hello from Prince Edward County!
I am in Scarborough... CBG's are definitely gaining popularity in Southern Ontario.There were three vendors selling them at the Mariposa Folk Festival last year. Just last night I took my latest build to the local Long & McQuade store where my daughter works and it got a lot of attention when I plugged it in to see what it would do hooked up to a hefty Marshall amp.
Here's a video clip of one of the staff at the store taking it for a spin: