For you folks who live near Sacramento, CA, here's an invitation to come to the The 1st Sacramento Area Cigar Box Guitar Get-to-Gether, a new, hopefully annual event where CBG and other home made instrument builders and players can get together and talk shop, compare builds, and both play and listen to music. Here's the info you need if you'd like to attend:
The 1st Sacramento Area Cigar Box Guitar Get-to-Gether
Date & Time:
Sunday, August 26, 2012, 1 to 4 pm
The Strum Shop
408 Roseville Square
Roseville, CA 95678
Directions: I-80 east of Sacramento (towards Reno); Take the Douglas Blvd WEST exit; Thru the light at Harding Blvd; past the "76" gas station on the right and turn right into the Roseville Square Shopping Center; The Strum Shop is about ½ way down on the left side, just past the Sunflower Market.
The Strum Shop has a small stage with mics & amps for players (Please bring a few copies of your chord sheets for others to play along). Bring items for show & tell on building CBGs & CBUs, tricks of the trade, & tuning & playing. There will be a nice selection of cigar boxes for sale (for a $5 donation to UkesforSchools.com). Bring your own snacks & non-alcoholic beverages.
This get-to-gether is free & open to anyone with an interest in CBGs. Please do not call the Strum Shop for information or directions. The key organizer and contact for further info is "Will King" on CigarBoxNation.com. Please sign up to be my friend to exchange emails on your ideas and setting up an agenda.
Here is a direct link to the Cigar Box Nation discussion group where plans are being put together for the event. You can get the latest information from this page.
If you are interested, consider yourself invited. It should be a fun event.
This should be a fun get-to-geather, if you are new to this and dont have an instrument to bring im sure there will be enough to go around, just show up. Lets have some fun!
This ended up being a great time and the turn out was good, I'd say 40-50 people. Tons of instruments.