Uncle John
  • 72, Male
  • Ogden, IA
  • United States
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  • 1.
    Titties & Tires - original by John
  • 2.
    Milk Cow Blues - old blues standard
  • 3.
    One Kind Favor - Cigar Box Nation
  • 4.
    Shake That Thing - old Papa Jackson song
  • 5.
    The Bucking Song - Robert Earle Keene
  • 6.
    Needed Time - Gospel Blues - Lighthing Hopkins
  • 7.
    Statesborrow Blues
  • 8.
    It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James Song - Cigar Box Nation
  • 9.
    Save Me Momma
  • 10.
    Make Me Down A Pallet On Your Floor

Uncle John's Discussions

Dave passed away on Friday AM, 9/17/21. Thanks for all the well-wishers before and after his passing.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 9, 2021. 64 Replies

Dave, a friend to many on CBN and a good old rascal has been ill and AWOL…Continue

Tags: Lynas, Dave

Contact me for ride shares to Callyfest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle John Mar 11, 2020. 15 Replies

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My CBG History

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denbo G Nov 9, 2019. 39 Replies

I built  two dulcimers from scratch in the early 90s.  No instructions, just a borrowed dulcimer to use as a pattern. I bought used tuners and frets from a shop in Omaha, Nebraska.    My dulcimers…Continue

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First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest ~ February 2nd until ????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sundberg Feb 21, 2018. 174 Replies

You, my friends are cordially invited  to the First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest(Note: as used here, virtual means IMAGINARY). This is a potluck meal, so please bring a…Continue

 

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"Oh yeah!  Very nice looking sixer."
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"Nice shape and color.   Cool room too."
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"Mighty good makings.  Nice box!"
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Give me all your Loving A .D. Eker 2022

"Good, good and getting side ways - at least in your pic.   I think one of my sons and his wife are going to see ZZ on the 16th at the Iowa State Fair."
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Bruiser plays the Blues - Down in New Orleans

"This one is a keeper, John.   Punchy, atmospheric, kind of sad.  "
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This Song Isn't True - Busking & Live Looping w 3 String Cigar Box Guitar in St Ives, Cambs

"Wow, Belinda.  I bet I have told you, "This is your best one yet!"  - about half a dozen times. I am telling you again.   Great song and thanks for the lyrics.  A lot of truths and anti-truths in there for…"
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Got My Mind Set on You (cover on acoustic guitar)

"Good song, good job.  Seems like that was a song George did with the Willbuys too.  I really liked them."
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First coat of spar

"W O W !    Gorgeous."
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Uncle John commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
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Coverplate with cut outs

"Yup, that POPS and will be purtier yet when done."
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1st and 2nd CBGs

"Both very nice.   I like the color pop on the lower one.  "
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Justin Johnson for RTL guitars

"Great guy and musician.   "
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Hot Buns Stomp (BCB) A. D. Eker 2022

"Thanks, Keith.  Yup Erasmo Coco.  "
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AGP #268 ''Tooty Dog'' Tribute "Amazing Grace"

"Aww.  So sorry for your loss, buddy.  Nice and well played tribute."
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
I found a message in a bottle along the Nishnabottna River.
How many instruments have you built so far?
around 100
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Love to build, love to play.

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At 8:43am on July 17, 2022, Charlie St John said…

No Uncle John those are Medium-high frets, I think it is the dark color that makes them stand out. Thank you for your comments.

At 8:35am on June 24, 2022, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Wash your mouth out ,who are you calling a luthier!

Thanks Uncle John

At 11:11am on June 17, 2022, Robert Neal said…

titties and tires!!!! love it 

At 7:59am on June 10, 2022, A.D.EKER said…

i tryed my copy from derek, to send to you ,but its over 7mb and thats the max download for this site, sorry !

At 7:23am on May 8, 2022, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Uncle John, that's the second of four that have been hanging around unfinished waiting for inspiration, the first was the one inspired by Joe Strummer's Tele

At 12:30pm on April 28, 2022, Jacob Blackwood said…

Thanks for the nice comment, Uncle John.  I enjoyed your version too.  It's one of my favorite traditional blues songs.

At 10:47am on April 20, 2022, A.D.EKER said…

What is submariner Races?? Racing Submarines?

At 1:56pm on January 29, 2022, Jim Tomsovic said…

Check out my newest added photo of my "boxolin."  Guess I 'been-there-done-that.  I took a lot of tinkering to get it to work right.

At 8:34am on December 1, 2021, Chuck H. said…

Thanks Uncle John! 

At 6:51pm on November 30, 2021, A.D.EKER said…

hI jOHN I HEAR IN THE CORIDOORS THAT Ted Crocker has past away,

was he not one of the founders from this site?

Uncle John's Blog

Cali-Fest Open Mic signups.

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 10:00am 11 Comments

Open Mic Sign Ups for Cali-Fest 2019

Friday, February 1, Saturday February 2 and Superbowl Sunday February 3.

The biggest and bestest virtual, fake and phony fest we know of.  It's in our heads. Be there or be square. Be there or be somewhere else. Richard…

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2 short stories - one is CBG relatted. A 2 pager and a 3 pager

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 11:30am 19 Comments

Forty Ounce Feller's Crossbreed Bonanza

2015 - A Goodland County Story By John Bolton

Forty Ounce Feller is an ex con, a…

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1936 Oklahoma License Plate ~ 1 page fiction (short story)

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 20 Comments

Oklahoma 1936 License Plate #134-651      By John Bolton

I was made in late 1935 in the Oklahoma State Prison at Mc Alester. I was black with yellow letters. I was issued in Goodland County in 1936 and bolted on the rear of a gray and black 31' Ford coupe with a rumble seat. I couldn't see where we were going, but when the dust wasn't too bad, I could see where we'd been.

The Ford belonged to Gibson. He had a place in…

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Jake Leg - A very short story

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:30am 19 Comments

Note:  I am working on a collection of short and very short stories that all tie together in a fictional place called Goodland County Oklahoma.   Some are music related and some feature CBGs.   I appreciate your comments, good, bad and corrective.

Jake Leg   by John Bolton

Goodland County, Oklahoma, 1931

The Two Two Store sat two miles east of Corley on a dirt road. There was a good sized open room with pot…

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