Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Floyd Council Memorial Project

You know Pink Floyd, right? Well, one of the namesakes for the band (Floyd Council) was born and raised not 30 miles from Raleigh, NC. He's in a unmarked grave (for now) but my buddy Bullfrog Willard McGhee and company are doing some fine work to raise awareness of this fine musician. Go onto facebook and "like" this page now if you know what's good for ya.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cigar box guitar players you should check out

OK, here's the drill. Drop what you're doing and check each one of these guys out. They've all got different styles but they all blow my damn mind.

Hollowbelly: This cat's from across the pond. I love his stuff. Raw as hell. 

SeaSick Steve: Originally from Mississippi but kicking ass overseas now. I try to rip off as much of his stuff as possible with little success.

Bluesbeaten Redshaw: younger player from the UK. I really dig this kid.

Shane Speal: self-appointed "King of the Cigar Box Guitar", Shane's probably done more than anyone else to promote building and playing cigar box and other homemade contraptions with his website Cigar Box Nation. I need to get up to his family's pub in Pennsylvania and play sometime.

Johnny Lowebow: great one-man band and inventor of the 2-neck LoweBow.

Bill Jagitsch (Bluesboy Jag): winner of the Arkansas River Blues Challenge multiple times and cigar box guitar builder extraordinaire.

Here's a little ditty from HollowBelly. Enjoy.