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cigar box guitar festival Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:19 pm
by farmaz
just found this from a google search on cigarbox guitars

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/events/1s ... box-guitar


ran that guy who's there called hollowbelly in youtube & found this track

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aajM1L-v_go

it sounds amazing imo, i am really looking forward to this event, if that track is any example of his style of playing this is gonna be something special.

Re: cigar box guitar festival Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:26 pm
by farmaz
his his youtube channel btw - http://www.youtube.com/user/H0LL0WBELLY

Also anyone from the west mids area heard of this club before in birmingham
http://www.towerofsong.co.uk/blues/

i seen mellow peaches playing there in a few days time, i caught them a while back in s'bridge uk & the asian guy plays a mean lap slide guitar!!!

anyone been to this club before, whas it like etc etc........


its aamzing what you just find my random off google, kinda made my night :D

Re: cigar box guitar festival Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:42 am
by maxx england
Been frequently, mostly acoustic and mellow players in the open mic that starts the night, but then me & Clive get up and, er, give it some. We're going tomorrow to do a couple of numbers and then watch Slide Boy Roy. Look for the yellow lefty Strat and the red leather jacket. It's a good place to meet people, make contacts. Chickenbone runs the open mic with Ken, so you can talk CBG with him. Also does regular guitar fettling.

Re: cigar box guitar festival Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:19 pm
by Jane fromLondonUK
Chickenbone John has made me two CBGs -- both of them great Here's a pic of the reso he recently made for me:

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I hope to be able to go to the gathering in October -- it should be terrific. 8)

Re: cigar box guitar festival Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:53 pm
by farmaz
Jane fromLondonUK wrote:
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thats your own personal one?........whats the sond like from it?.......

I bet it sounds great, how much did he ask for it as i just put a post about making my own as i think the sound from them is amazing & too have the resonator disk inside it i assume its gonna sound even better than a normall one.

how many £'s did it set you back?
does he make them on a regular basis for sale?

god i am green with envy now......you done any tunes with it that you have put on the net anywhere?.......

Re: cigar box guitar festival Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:09 pm
by Jane fromLondonUK
Yes, it's mine. Terrific isn't it! And it sounds as good as it looks.

I'll pm you with the details.

Re: cigar box guitar festival Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:24 pm
by maxx england
Farmaz, get yore self down to Cotteridge tomorrow night! Mark Bennett Trio on as well as Slide Boy Roy, best cheap night's gig you're going to get for a long, long, time :mrgreen:

Details: http://www.towerofsong.co.uk/contact.htm

Beware if coming from town, as you leave the 2nd island and go down the road, take the 2nd right turn. Parking round the back is a bit limited until the gym has emptied but you can usually find a slot. Landmarks are a big old boozer (no, Ricochet's in Tennessee) which is not the Tower of Song, and a BP garage, both on your right. Look for the magnificently tacky neon strip lighting, that's where it is.

Re: cigar box guitar festival Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:46 pm
by farmaz
maxx england wrote:Farmaz, get yore self down to Cotteridge tomorrow night! Mark Bennett Trio on as well as Slide Boy Roy, best cheap night's gig you're going to get for a long, long, time :mrgreen:

Details: http://www.towerofsong.co.uk/contact.htm

Beware if coming from town, as you leave the 2nd island and go down the road, take the 2nd right turn. Parking round the back is a bit limited until the gym has emptied but you can usually find a slot. Landmarks are a big old boozer (no, Ricochet's in Tennessee) which is not the Tower of Song, and a BP garage, both on your right. Look for the magnificently tacky neon strip lighting, that's where it is.



only just read your post.

tbh i aint sure where that is & i aint got a car licence ither which kinda sucks, to go anywhere i gotta get a bus or my 2nd option is "walking blues" woke up this morning, feelin round for my shoes :lol:

they do events regular?

Re: cigar box guitar festival Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:56 pm
by maxx england
Cotteridge railway station almost next door to Tower of Song. :mrgreen: Timetables are a bugger, but it's doable if you don't mind that. Jam night this coming Thursday. If you get there, look for a red leather jacket and/or a yellow l/h Strat. And hooligan slide.

Re: cigar box guitar festival Birmingham UK

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:28 am
by chickenbonejohn
Hi Guys....if you are intending to come...please let me know...as it's difficult to keep tabs on the numbers otherwise. The all-day event is £25.00 including lunch and evening concert, evening concert only is £5.00. We are only a small venue, and it will be ticket holder priority..the daytime session is filling nicely, and we are expecting it to be busy on the evening.

Tickets available online...

http://crossroadsbluesclub.bigcartel.com/

....or send me a pm.

If you live anywhere nearby, you owe it to ourself to drop by..we are there every Thursday with The Crossroads Blues Club

Mr Chickenbone