Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)
  • King Ferry, NY
  • United States
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Jim Tomsovic commented on Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
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Knotlenny's 3-String CBG 101

"I got my first CBG, a "Blues Box fretless slide" for Christmas with no idea how to play one.  Since then, I've made two of my own, but still can't really play one.  Uncle John recommended this as a good place to…"
Jan 29
Steve Bookout commented on Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
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Knotlenny's 3-String CBG 101

"Uncle John, this is a very good instructional video. No hype. No BS. Straight forward, simple, and to the point....and fun to watch. Thanks for pointing me in it's direction."
Jun 10, 2020
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Danny Gordon commented on Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
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After the Quarantine

"awesome job Kevin"
Jun 1, 2020
BrianQ. commented on Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
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After the Quarantine

"Great song Kevin, some good harp in there! :D"
May 31, 2020
Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny) commented on Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
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After the Quarantine

"I don’t usually post non-CBG stuff, but I wrote this song about the way things should be and thought maybe it needed to be heard. Peace"
May 31, 2020
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May 31, 2020
Danny Gordon commented on Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
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The Railroad Blues

"Awesome job Kenny love the blending of the various instruments. Is this an original?"
Apr 27, 2020
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Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny) commented on Dave Lynas's video
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Ducky Day

"Very nice, I love the understated approach. Great sound"
Apr 26, 2020
Derek Rose commented on Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
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The Railroad Blues

"Most excellent! Mighty good playing, singing, mix and cool video. Perfect."
Apr 26, 2020
 

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  • 1.
    You're So Mean
  • 2.
    It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
  • 3.
    Big As The Beatles
  • 4.
    Molly and Tenbrooks
  • 5.
    Wild Blue Yonder
  • 6.
    Fallin All In For You
  • 7.
    Angel Band
  • 8.
    I'm Just (315)
  • 9.
    Ramblin Soul

Singer/Songwriter; Knotlenny (or Kevin Sprague) was bitten by the cigar box guitar bug in 2004 when he bought a 3-string model on eBay from Bluesboy Jag. Since that time he's constructed (and performs with) a number of primitive instruments . . . .and lays claim to being the design originator of the license-plate resonator cbg.

Knotlenny organized the first Cigar Box Guitar fest in upstate NY, 'Fingerlakes Fest', which was held in Canandaigua, NY in 2008.

He is also one of the founding members of the Muckland Crooners.

Other marginally interesting facts about Knotlenny. He - -

  • has been a published editorial cartoonist - appearing in papers such as - USA Today
  • spent nearly 20 years selling propane and propane accessories, a la Hank Hill
  • once had The Big Top collapse on him, at a Circus performance.
  • is some kind of distant cousin to Bruce Springsteen . . .but never gets a Christmas card

More about Knotlenny at his internet store-front www.thehippiechicken.com the%20Muckland%20CroonersQuantcast

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
It was foretold to me in a prophecy.
How many instruments have you built so far?
lost count - several hundred
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
makeshift hobo-rock

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At 12:48am on April 7, 2018, turtlehead said…

Always nice to have another Deadhead friend.

At 11:15am on August 12, 2014, Pete Turner said…

Looking forward to seeing you @ the 5th Annual PA Cigar Box Fest.

At 8:44pm on June 7, 2014, Pete Turner said…

Thanks, sounds like fun!

At 8:42pm on June 7, 2014, Pete Turner said…

Thanks for adding me as a friend!

At 11:59pm on March 14, 2014, Lenny said…

Thanks again for coming by tonight, and turning me onto this site

 
 
 

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Playing restored Regal Domino Guitar

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Try to Remember: 2-String Surf Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

"I’m not surprised this is a new one for you Kale! Glad you enjoyed my rendition. I like the…"
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Try to Remember: 2-String Surf Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

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New Born Dream A D Eker 2022

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Playing restored Regal Domino Guitar

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Restoration of a Regal 1930s Domino guitar. with video

Hi, this guitar was also left with me as it was too expensive for the customer to have the…See More
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