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St. Louis 2nd Annual CBG Festival June 7 2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by AlexiaLaubscher Sep 8, 2014. 21 Replies


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St. Louis MO. CBG Club/Workshop

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Nov 14, 2019. 635 Replies

We are organizing a CBG workshop held one Saturday a month at the 61 roadhouse & kitchen in Webster Groves MO. (St. Louis Area).  This is also the home to the St. Louis CBG festival each…Continue

St. Louis Cigar Box Guitar Festival!

Started this discussion. Last reply by smilingdog1 Jun 26, 2013. 145 Replies

Is there such an event? If not, why not!A few of us here on the nation have made contact and are talking about a local gathering. An event to show our boxes, talk about them on every level and all…Continue


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Seasonal build contest?

Posted on October 29, 2021 at 2:20am 9 Comments

I miss the seasonal build contest, what happened?

3 string Story guitar

Posted on February 7, 2019 at 9:00pm 5 Comments

I'm asking for short stories to put in this weekends build for a fund raiser help boost Picks go-fund-me. True short stories that we all have as a part of our lives. I'll place pages like a thin booklet on back panel that exhibit a few top stories. The guitar will raffle off on the 16th Feb. message me if you're in. I'll have photos up Saturday on 9th.

Here is my story and an example:

Thief in…


2018 Christmas Album?

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 3:30pm 3 Comments

Just wondering if we're doing the traditional Christmas album again and if so, who's handling the mix?


October Club Outing Lunch&Antiques

Posted on July 29, 2018 at 3:00am 8 Comments

We are planning an off site club outing sometime in October. The club will provide food&drink at local establishment and the group will leisurely wander around a dozen huge antique shops in the town of Alton IL. One of the few places on earth we can still respectfully haggle. Here's a few store fronts.

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At 2:14am on December 31, 2017, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks Dog ! have agreat 2018 and ill bee reading & hearing You !! greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 3:07am on March 14, 2016, Nhirvana said…
Thanks for the nice comment!
At 11:48am on February 21, 2016, Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear said…

Big thanks to you for your kind friend request. Pleased to accept, and with a big ol' grin too!

At 1:53pm on December 22, 2015, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks verry much ! for your likes Smilingdog ! appriciated, glad you are on there to! it turned out to bee a real nice mix and blend of sounds & styles , steve did a good job !

At 3:23pm on October 19, 2015, music2me said…
Hey sure had a good time on Saturday so do you have a link for the parts we talked about
At 6:41am on September 17, 2015, Preston J. Laisure said…

"Pick" and "Uncle Lou" have suggested that I get ideas form you about getting a group started and please ignore the photo I accidently posted when trying to get rid of the red star beside my name on "my page." Thanks,   Preston 

At 5:52am on July 11, 2015, Jim Junksville Sharkey said…

Thanks for the friend request smilingdog

At 11:50am on May 31, 2015, David (3 string Davy) Pietrzak said…

Raise you two arms and a torso. ... A bottle neck slide.

At 11:46am on May 31, 2015, David (3 string Davy) Pietrzak said…

I would lend a hand.

At 8:01am on May 10, 2015, Hard luck chuck said…
Hey smiling dog - thanks for the invite!

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