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
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    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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Tags: Unc

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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"I like the red geetar.  I don't remember seeing it,  What day is it?  Follow that cab, it sounds great!"
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Try to Remember: 2-String Surf Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

"I do remember this one - after a few bars of it. Sounding nice, Slingers."
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"Andries, you are sounding good with a bit of Erasmo Coco sound thrown in there too.  Excellent!"
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Noise pollution Monday cigar box guitar demo

"Always good to see and hear you, Miku.  Great looking guitar and pick guard."
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Butternut coverplate / tailpiece in the works

"Yup!   It shines and looks like metal.  Great stuff."
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Cold Cold Heart (covered on dulcitar)

"I look for your Sunday posts every Sunday or Monday.   I like that inster munt.  More Hank!"
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Uncle John commented on Cigar Box Nation's blog post Rest In Peace, Anonymous Pick. We Lost a Legend.
"Hey, Turtlehead and Slowpaw,  good to see you.  Pick got a lot of folks going here and he has them coming back!"
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"Good looking old timey diddley bow!"
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"A big WOW on that heel and neck.  Cool use of a ratty old box."
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Swallows

"GOOD!"
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Gary O'Slide Dark slide

"Good title!  Great music."
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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 9:31pm on August 23, 2022, Justice Crafted said…

Hey John,

This may be a duplicate reply, I'm refamiliarizing my self with this site, I took a long break from cbgs but now that I'm retired I have more time for building! I do tune gdgb, I've learned a lot of songs in that tuning but maybe I'll experiment soon.

At 7:59am on August 21, 2022, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Uncle John,

Pussycaster as in meeow, thanks for the comments.

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.

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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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