Uncle John
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  • Harlan, IA
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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. 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

What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim_N Mar 1, 2017. 122 Replies

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Loopers ~ What are they good and bad for?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BUGGY (C) Dec 14, 2016. 63 Replies

Will using a looper help me learn to jam with others better?Will it be a fun toy?Do you have or want one?I don't like delays in getting the music going.  Some, (bemuzic) can do a quick, smooth and…Continue

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Relic builds and Dave Lynas slides

"I have always like the colors with the fades on the necks. I need to try that sometime. Also the colored fret spaces I have seen DL do. Nice stuff UJ."
1 hour ago
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Home Grown Shade

"Dave, I got the package from you and thanks.  Thanks too for the package art.  But your address 522 1/2 E. 6th street.  That sounds like a hobbit address and your garden looks like a hobbit garden.  You look tall and angular on…"
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AGP #329 - ''Wamba Wamba (1)

"Wow, I did not see the image on the head stock until now.   Also, I like the head stock shape."
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AGP #329 - ''Wamba Wamba (3)

"There's the history I wanted.  And oh so cool, Alan.  I would be proud too."
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AGP #329 - ''Wamba Wamba (4)

"That thing is breath taking.  A whole lot of feeling comes off it.  Mojo and more.  I wish I knew and understood more of the history.  This must have been a special man."
3 hours ago
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Bertha

"That looks fantastic, K.  Love the sunburst."
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04 One String Cigar Box Guitar_Aug 17 2018

"I can't see the numbers, but I see a diddley headstock idea worth borrowing."
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09 One String Cigar Box Guitar_Aug 17 2018

"Fire.  Good.   Excellent looking diddley.  High 9s on a one string there, Mike."
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Nigel McTrustry- Easy- 3 String Slide Guitar

"That's easy for you to say, Nigel.   Yup the pickup sounds warm and good.   But the song and vocals win the prize.  Right up there close to your best.  This one should be in your song set."
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Dave Lynas commented on Uncle John's photo
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Relic builds and Dave Lynas slides

"Yes Uncle, I was too young to be a smokestack. My Dad smoked cigars and Mom smoked cigarettes. I was influenced. I smoked till about 15 years ago. I pushed my luck till I couldn’t sing a song without coughing. One verse and I was hacking. That…"
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Sweet Hannah Lou

"Richard, I would like the hot dog  and beer concessions and will leave the rest up to you.  Hannah is going to work the booth and she says she will keep us in line this year. "
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Sweet Hannah Lou

"Uncle, if a Christmas bonus is in the forecast at Uncle’ Pawn Shop, Inc, it will be my first check! It takes a big heart to do this.....0% financing, and items sold at cost! Did I get the right program  seminar? Creditors and law…"
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Limber Jack for the Busker!!!

"Nice Jack, Wade.  Cool setup to make him dance. "
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Drawing on Wood Resonator for Tony’s banjo

"That's a good old putt-putt.  Remember that great smell of 2 stroke motors on the lakes?"
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a cbg tribute to Aretha

"This is a good place, Wal.  But FB is gaining strength, members, commenters and contributors."
23 hours ago

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At 6:48pm on August 16, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Yes she was the oldest of my two, still have a little sweety left, she been walking the floor for day's looking for her sister, while she sat next to me while i buried her ! strange ,somehow she seems to understand, and somehow she does not ? its time for a animal translater divice ! sorry im rambeling again ! greeeeettsszz A.D.

At 3:31pm on August 10, 2018, BeetleJuice! said…

Yes, it was Jesus, I also quoted God in part from scripture from the story of Abram before he was called Abraham...Thanks for the kind words!

At 7:05am on August 7, 2018, Steebos Kalist said…

No problem brother. I dig your stuff too.

At 2:23pm on July 31, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

Sounds like wonderful books Uncle. I’ll give them a gander. Have you read Steibeck’s book “Travels with Charlie”? It’s a great read. Charlie is Steinbeck’s Dog. Thanks for the good words Unc. .. Dave

At 8:48am on July 31, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

Hi Uncle John. Not sure what comment I made? I haven’t seen Jenkins book. 

At 3:22am on July 27, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks UJ ! Who know maybee it evolves in to a new genre climat change Blues, its got a ring ! and there are a fjew out there by now ! what journalist will pick up on it !! greeeeettssszzz A.D.

At 1:46pm on July 20, 2018, Matthew Borczon said…
hey my friend!! I got the gitar yesterday and is it fun to play!! I love the tuning and am having a great time with it. I will post some music or a video or maybe both as soon as I figure out how to sound my best with it. I can not thank you enough for this!! You are the very best sir!!!!
At 5:53pm on July 5, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

THANK YOU jOHN !sumtin differend i geush ,it was fun to do some paint work on a stringer, have not done that for a while , now im playing the thing must say i do not have the proper tuning yet for a two string, its more difficult than a one must say !im whit E& A at the moment tryed G& D but that came short, will try some more and still have to do the jack input for the piezo in the tin !  but the head was easy whit the Band saw done in minutes, the finisch whit the file was the work, but thanks for the kind words John ! glad you approve ! Greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 7:03pm on June 14, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thank you kindly John ! it was my Pleasure !!

At 7:58am on June 13, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks John, Not that Hard if you got the right tools, and good wood gleu!

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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 20 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 21 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 21 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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This Old Guitar - 2 page fiction story by Uncle John

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 4:00pm 48 Comments

This Old Guitar  By Uncle John
I put my old Silvertone guitar up for sale and advertised it at a hundred dollars in the local Penny Saver. A young guy called about it then came to the house. He could play some. Not stuff I'd ever heard, but not bad stuff. He asked me, “Is there any wiggle room on the hundred? I'd have to…
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