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Who Are You?

Started by Susan Hunt. Last reply by TerryB Apr 7, 2014. 72 Replies

Sisters of CBN....maybe we should share something about who we are, where we're from (or where we're going?) Write as much or as little as you'd like. Hell, make it up if you want to. We won't know…Continue

Quick Guide for acoustic-electric string gauges

Started by Zandi Z. Last reply by Zandi Z Jan 20, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi ladies...thanks for the constant inspiration to you and all of Cigar Box Nation How to know which string gauge to use is a question which keeps popping up everywhere.i crunched numbers and made…Continue

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My new guitar

Started by Jillian Holladay. Last reply by Cin wel Sep 4, 2013. 2 Replies

This is only the 3rd guitar I have made. All my other instruments have been ukuleles. It will be the first I have kept for myself and I am looking forward to learning to play it. The box is one…Continue


Started by steven beck. Last reply by steven beck May 10, 2012. 2 Replies

Come on, WOMEN ARE THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND EVERY MAJOR SOCIAL MOVEMENT IN HISTORY!  The Cigar Box Guitar Revolution is going to need a lot more Women to make it grow faster and give it more depth…Continue

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Comment by Zandi Z on December 12, 2011 at 4:38am

Glad you liked the link...

'sittin on the dock of the bay' is really enjoyable, too...                                    love those New Orleans street musicians accompanied by people from around the world... and the blues slide player from Italy...                                                                             and the drums.. love those drums... the whole project is very uplifting to my spirits.

We all feel pain at the same things, and joy in the same hopes......singing it and playing it shows our hearts more completely than anything.

Now, i do have something to say, if i may....                                               Mz.L., i love your voice...  the 'echo' is masking some of the vocals' raw power for me... maybe it's my 'old ears'...could you make a cut with a little less echo in it... for just me, even, if that is ok to ask?? 

the blues were born as a response to the whip lash..... some of us know the lash is still there....  on EVERYONE'S back --- except for a select few.  and none of us here is part of the select few, as far as i can tell.                 Soooo...... Sing it girl !!!  Sing it loud !!!!  

these are the blues of OUR times and the sweet potato pies of OUR Thanksgivings.... you do them justice.

i read up on the SSFL---eye opener !! and, irony of ironies, it too was something i did not know about and it is very pertinent to my research....that '59 stuff  happened 52 years-- to the month--- before Fukushima...!!!...

and nobody knows about it...why ? ...... i'm with you,

DW, glad you and the kids and family are doing better. May your holidays be cozy.

We do have snow and lots of cold... after such a dry year, the snow is more than welcome.... the drought took a toll.

the cigar box guitar is a deep symbol, isn't it ?                                                                  if we know how to find the song in everything, what else...?

and now,  for some much needed housework time... wishing you all happinesses and lots of music...zandi.

Comment by Dianne Woods on December 11, 2011 at 10:27pm

To all the ladies and friends of CBN, I hope you have some nice and safe holidays.

Comment by Dianne Woods on December 11, 2011 at 10:26pm

Hey Laurie Lee, I know you must be tired and sore from cleaning out the garage.

You are right--out of sight, out of mind. We are in the process of cleaning out from under the carport. Sat. we went to the farm, and helped my husband sister and brother-in-law. His sister's husband and son moved to the old home place, are trying to fix it up. She is staying in Hawkinsville, still working. He is getting on disability, and just closed up his lawnmower business in Macon. I helped my husband's sister pull nails out of studs in the house. Danny helped her husband move some stuff off a trailer into an old barn. It was fun to me, but it wasn't to Danny. It brought back too many old bad memories of him growing up down there. He doesn't want to ever go back there.

I am glad they are trying to fix the old house up and live there. I hated to see it just fall down. There is a lot of work that needs doing on the old house. It will cost a lot of money. We just couldn't see sinking that much money into it. And I don't know where their money is coming from. As far as I know, they didn't win the lottery.

I agree with Zandi about your talent, you are great, girl.

A lot of doctor appointments this week---Mama and me. Trying to end my Christmas buying which is not much.

Going to have some work done on our house on the outside, just maintaince stuff.

Nothing else is going on here. Bubba and Scottie are fine. They are still using the ramp we built Bubba to get on and off the bed. Scottie likes to use it, too. I told Danny as long as Bubba is alive, we should leave it up for him. It has three platforms to it, so the ramps wouldn't be so steep. Scottie likes to lay on the platforms. Scottie tore another hole in his little bear; I had to sew up boo boo again. Scottie loves to shake his bear and throw it up in the air.

I am signing off from a rainy S Ga night.

Comment by Dianne Woods on December 11, 2011 at 10:07pm

Hey Zandi, thanks for sharing the music with us. It was different to me, but I liked it.

I hope you are alright. Is it snowing out west yet? Right now it is raining here, and cooler which I like the cooler weather.

Signing off from S Ga.

Comment by Laurie Lee Campbell on December 11, 2011 at 8:21pm

thankyou so much Zandi--I considered that this song might bring on the blues, and almost held it back...but figured in posting that the simple hope that it might enlighten or benefit someone, even one person, outweighed the risk of offering a sad topic...

I loved the music post from Brazil (have seen another one or two of this series, so awesome!)...meant to show my boys over the weekend....they'd love all the drum lines!

I'm busy winding up the last of my Dad's garage cleanup...has left me sore and tired...will be a full week of tying up loose ends...pitching junque into a worries, it is REAL junk! LOL...we need to travel lighter, in this world...what is out of sight out of mind, it still THERE....hehehe....a garage is like a BIG closet......

have a sweet week, ladies of CBN--hoping everyone is well!


Comment by Zandi Z on December 11, 2011 at 2:57pm

LLC... you are such a gem, with so much just are the real deal... you do sing your blues, authentically and beautifully....

glad you printed the Sta Susana story and the words...

your repertoire of songs is already a treasure... thanks for keepin on keepin on thru all the dark days... i know i am not alone in this feeling about your art.

your musical poetry has staying power. i'm certain of it... reiki, all, z.

Comment by Zandi Z on December 8, 2011 at 9:12am

A joyful noise from some of my musical roots.....z.

Comment by Dianne Woods on November 25, 2011 at 7:16pm

Hey Zandi, glad you are alright. Thanks for the healing vibs.

It was nice to hear from you. Keep your CBG close.

Happy Holidays.

Comment by Zandi Z on November 25, 2011 at 6:33am

Ladies... i, too, have been busier than was good to check in and see all the changes...what a surprise !

i am glad everyone is well.... or better.

LL and DW...hugs to you, and healing vibes,too.

Mama M, i loved the article.... very well written and substantive.... you definitely are about quality... and, as the kids might say,"you represent".

and NO and Be.... you guys are just a plum good delight.... !!!!!

you make me want to heave all my number crunching out the window and never let go of my guitar until my playing is as fluid as yours.

still, all the number crunching i did on string gauges and lengths, and learning scale construction using Integer Notation,  gave me a perspective which has led to a giant breakthrough in my 'other hobby'... studying the ripples in the Space-Time continuum.

keep playing, wimmin... i think the dance floor likes it...happiness to you all...z.

Comment by Dianne Woods on November 23, 2011 at 12:22pm

Peggy, what kind of help do you need to build a CBG? There are many talented women builders in this group. Just ask us, someone will be glad to respond to you.


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