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Phil Smith is a novice bottleneck player who has become interested in CBG`s through Keni Lee Burgess tuition CD`s. Interested in getting a 4 string CBG to play now, and mebe build a 3 string CBG from the inf available on Cigar Box Nation. ... Early playing was Elmore James type music, played through an amp with plectrum. Now interested in finger picking accoustic styles, (Mississippi Fred McDowell, Tampa Red, Muddy Waters, etc, etc).

Other interest is old cars. Particularly pre war Rileys, but any VSCC eligible sports cars and Sprinting/hillclimbing these cars

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Woody Guthrie

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 12:14pm 4 Comments

Hi, has anyone got any experience of playing woody guthrie material on CBG? ... Hard travelin, This Land is, etc. Any tips or video footage would be good.

Tablature availability

Posted on June 17, 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Hi, I`m new to Cigar Box Nation, and pretty new to playing bottleneck. I`m working my way through Keni Lee Burgess tuition CD`s, and whilst I know that he tries to provide the knowledge & understanding to enable me to listen to songs and "work out" how its played, I still find it tough without tablature. ......... Is there anyone out there who provides tablature to order?

There are a number of songs I want to be able to play. .... "Black Angel Blues" and "It Hurts me too"…


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At 11:47am on June 17, 2010, phillip smith said…
Should have said: The guitars I play at the moment are an old Dean accoustic tuned to D, and a Dean resonator tuned to E.

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