Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)
  • King Ferry, NY
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s Friends

  • Jeff 'Bones' Reilly
  • Jonathan
  • Steve A Mateuszow
  • Brian M Nusser
  • Bruce
  • Linda Morrison
  • Scruggy
  • Lenny
  • Glen Irven
  • Spence's Rye
  • Raymond Lee
  • Rob Ingram
  • Bill Parsons aka captain mudflap
  • Pete Turner
  • nailtown slim

Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Steve Bookout commented on Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
Thumbnail

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
Keith Rearick liked Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
Jun 2, 2020
Danny Gordon commented on Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
Thumbnail

After the Quarantine

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

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
Thumbnail

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
Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny) posted a video
May 31, 2020
Danny Gordon commented on Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
Thumbnail

The Railroad Blues

"Awesome job Kenny love the blending of the various instruments. Is this an original?"
Apr 27, 2020
Danny Gordon liked Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
Apr 27, 2020
BrianQ. liked Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
Apr 26, 2020
Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny) commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Ducky Day

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

The Railroad Blues

"Most excellent! Mighty good playing, singing, mix and cool video. Perfect."
Apr 26, 2020
Derek Rose liked Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)'s video
Apr 26, 2020
 

Knotlenny's faceBOX page.

Music

Paused...
  • 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

Profile Information

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

Comment Wall (109 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

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

 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

 


Forum

2021 Throwback Holiday Build-Off Contest!

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by smilingdog1 15 hours ago. 44 Replies

Squaring the neck

Started by Fantacone Box Works in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Nov 19. 16 Replies

Completed Builds

Started by ThePracticalPeasant in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Derek Waters Nov 5. 6 Replies

Blog Posts

Uncle Enos CBG Banjo Build

Posted by Greg on November 29, 2021 at 7:24pm 0 Comments

To Reach the Chord

Posted by Rich on November 12, 2021 at 10:20am 0 Comments

Seasonal build contest?

Posted by smilingdog1 on October 29, 2021 at 9:20am 9 Comments

Latest Activity

BUGGSY liked BUGGSY's profile
8 minutes ago
BUGGSY liked BUGGSY's profile
8 minutes ago
bemuzic commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

CB Gitty Throwback Holiday Build Contest Entry.

"nicely done video and beautiful build John"
33 minutes ago
Gutbucketeer (Jim Bunch) commented on Will Carter's group Cigar Box Basses
7 hours ago
Wade commented on 3 String Blues's video
Thumbnail

1940's Kamaka Cigar Box Ukulele - Hawaii uke history

"Nice find! I bet Bill Jehle could help you get some more info on this beauty!"
8 hours ago
BrianQ. commented on Will Carter's group Cigar Box Basses
"Wade, that link’s not working?"
8 hours ago
Wade commented on Will Carter's group Cigar Box Basses
"Not cigar box basses, but thought I would leave a link for a page with cool washtub bass…"
9 hours ago
victor c. sotelo commented on Miku's photo
Thumbnail

Skiffle cigar box guitar

"Just bought the Garcia & Garcia beveled top box the other day. I was wondering about the neck…"
10 hours ago
RTZGUITARS replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion CIGAR BOX NATION CHRISTMAS ALBUM 2021
"I'm starting to think you really know Santa Steve. I think I can find a song around here. "
10 hours ago
RTZGUITARS posted a photo

Swiss Parlor

Only took 2 1/2 years!22.5 scale 12 fret. Flame Malpe neck Maple back and sides. Spruce top. jumbo…
10 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's photo
Thumbnail

2 string Banjo for Gitty's Throwback build contest.

"Thanks, Doug!   It will make a pretty cool and playable wall hanger."
12 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

CB Gitty Throwback Holiday Build Contest Entry.

"Ha!  Thanks, AGP.   There are a bunch of great looking entries.  I was trying…"
12 hours ago

Music

© 2021   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->