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Please add any ideas , suggestions you have for starting/organizing a handmade music fest.

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Handmade Muisic Fest in Chico

Started by mike menzie Jan 10, 2014. 0 Replies

I'd love to have a handmade fest in Chico (who doesn't want one in their town, right?)There are quite a few various festivals and things in Bidwell Park here (they even filmed the original Robin Hood…Continue

Triangle Humbucker Guitar Pickup

Started by Fajar kurniawan Oct 15, 2010. 0 Replies

Hello Everyone, I'm a new member, I'm from Indonesia. I have an idea to build a Humbucker guitar pickup that looked different and sounded different, Well I always play Funk music but I use guitar…Continue

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Comment by Tommy Phillips on December 19, 2014 at 7:23pm

Well, now I am committed.

Boulder Mini Maker Faire has accepted my proposal for a jam session.

I intend to start by talking a bit about the history of diddly bows and CBGs, and maybe even nail together a diddly bow during the session, and play around with it. 

I am going to bring an assortment of canjos and diddly bows for people to twang on, and I will pick a simple song to teach, then just get everyone making sounds together.

I would dearly love to have some of our CBG and hand-made music community in Colorado show up for this.  I will post more details when I have them.

Comment by Tommy Phillips on November 17, 2014 at 4:27pm

Boulder, CO, Jan 31 and Feb 1

So, a little background.

This summer, I "finished" my first CBG, a 3-string fretless.  It had been something I wanted to do for a long time, and I finally just did it.

I took it along when I visited the Orchard Festival run by the South Westminster Artist Group in September, and got a lot of interest and comments.

Then, I took it to Loveland for the Northern Colorado Mini Maker Faire, and got a lot more interest and comments.

In fact, the organizers of the Boulder Mini Maker Faire, which will be January 31 and February 1, 2015, asked me if I was interested in some kind of jam session or venue.


Well, at the time, I could only play the chorus of "Wild Thing."  Since then, I have added "Happy Birthday" to my repertoire.

I am not exactly impressive in my playing.


I know there are at least a few of us here in Colorado, and some of you villains can actually play.

Is there any interest in some kind of home-made music session in Boulder at this Faire?


Comment by Randy S. Bretz on March 3, 2011 at 5:20pm
Ok fellow clubhouse members start planning your vacations for the 2011 Clubhouse Gathering. I put down a deposit today for the lodge and a large pavillion.
Comment by Scott aka Farmer Ted on January 16, 2011 at 8:31am

Hey All,

Started another "group" and waiting for Ted's approval. It is titled "CBG Music Fest in Nova Scotia.

We're looking to start up and host first annual CBG Music festival in the Maritimes, Canada. Got a few builders here.

The fest is planned to be a one-day event this first year, and is slated for Sat. June 25th. chose early summer because Stan Fest in Cape Breton kicks off music fest season here in Nova Scotia on first weekend in July, so we didn't want to lose potential visitors or performers due to other venues.

We are hoping to pursuade as many of you here in the clubhouse to attend as players. We want this event to be a sort of fundraiser to help promote music in all forms...to spread the word to those unfamiliar to the world of handmade music...and to have a great time.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Comment by B Tal on September 16, 2010 at 10:01am
Hey Randy I thought the park was perfect but then again im an hour and a half away...
Comment by surffrogg on September 15, 2010 at 5:02pm
i say the park was perfect....
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on September 15, 2010 at 11:30am
Is everyone in agreement for a 2nd Clubhouse Gathering at Levitz Park, or do you all want to hold it somewhere else. Please let me know so I can make some arrangements with the caretaker of the park.
Comment by B Tal on September 14, 2010 at 9:52am
Hey Kenton, check out ted's group "clubhouse labor day fest" we need to start planning for next year.
Comment by Kenton Kelley on September 13, 2010 at 5:50pm
How about a small gathering. I was looking into renting a nature center for the weekend and I thought it might be a good place for jamming and building. Its a very pretty setting in the middle of a 200 acre woods. Anyone interested?
Comment by Travis "SlackJack" Woodall on February 25, 2010 at 9:53pm
Brian--I suggest you contact her, she's sharp man...And very willing to help with ideas I think...www.positiveapproachevents.com
You can contact her through that site. She's got a Facebook fanpage too.

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