Beer Barrel Polka: 3-string (G1G2D3) Cigar Box Guitar

Not our normal fare, whatever that is, but I go where the Slingers tastes lead! More info and free songbooks:

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Comment by Doug Thorsvik on September 20, 2021 at 7:03am
Neither did I Brian!!! You just never know. I’m sure there must be a story behind learning that on the piano. Thanks for listening.
Comment by BrianQ. on September 20, 2021 at 6:08am

Wow, never thought I’d hear this one on cbg :) in fairness, this is one of the first songs I learned on the piano :D

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on September 20, 2021 at 4:59am
I’m impressed Jim with your more creative use of blackberries Jim! We picked over 40 1-gallon freezer bags of the tame (thornless) ones from our backyard. Froze half and gave the other half away. I love frozen blackberries on my cereal!

Polka music is new for the Slingers, but we are happy to roll out the barrel. Enjoy your wine, …, and song!
Comment by Doug Thorsvik on September 20, 2021 at 4:49am
I didn’t even think about Octoberfest Kale! Maybe that’s why the song was picked. I was familiar with the classic chorus, but needed YouTube + the Andrews Sisters for the rest.
Comment by Poorness Studios on September 19, 2021 at 1:21pm
Perfect for Oktoberfest. I mean... it was cancelled this year but it would've kicked off this week.
Comment by Uncle John on September 19, 2021 at 9:34am

Sounds like a cool set up.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on September 19, 2021 at 9:18am
Thanks Uncle John! The gang had been pretty consistent for our meetings from the main songbook. Unfortunately, no bass man this week.

My long neck surf ‘n turf string set features a trimmer line string that is tuned 1 step below the A string on a 4-string bass and it adds some bass vibe to my normal rhythm play. I am really enjoying playing it, especially when I’m playing alone.
Comment by Uncle John on September 19, 2021 at 9:01am

Nice.   Is the bass man on  cigar box bass?   The gang's all here

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