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British Invasion

A room with a back porch in the clubhouse for our UK mates to hang out.

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British Invasion

A place to discuss events, issues, suppliers, concerts and anything else.

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T`up North Roots Music Fest May 16th 2015

Started by Soulcatcher & his DooFa Diddley Jan 26, 2015. 0 Replies

If you would like to perform  at 'T 'Up North' Festival, Please let us know.Also there is…Continue

London show! Sunday Cigar Box Blues: Hollowbelly

Started by New Cross Inn May 30, 2012. 0 Replies

New Cross Inn Presents... A fantastic Sunday night of the UK's best cigar box blues bands and artists!…Continue

Tags: live, london, hollowbelly, gig, box

Here's the link to the new UK based HGMC or Home Grown Music Collective. It's a non-profit making organisation devoted to promoting and supporting all types of alternative music making.

Started by smojo Mar 26, 2011. 0 Replies

  Check out details of the 2011 Boxstock CBG festival there too. It promises to be a belter. Subscription to HGMC includes a…Continue

Tags: cigar, box, guitar, UK, alternative

Guitar Magic

Started by marshall stapleton Mar 6, 2011. 0 Replies

Not really a discussion just to draw your attention to my event on March 27 details in event section…Continue

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Comment by smojo on March 12, 2011 at 8:06am

Andrew, I wrote some stuff about it on my blog when I first got imto this. Here's a link to it if it's of any help.


Comment by Andrew C Deighton on March 11, 2011 at 1:11pm

I am builder of CBGs and Diddley Bows based in Colne, Lancashire in the UK and I have been given the chance to display my builds in a Shop in the Town centre of Colne on Saint Georges Day. i was wondering if anyone out there would be kind enough to give me any information on the history of the Cigar box Guitar and/or Delta Blues as I was thinking of making a 'cork board' display to have as a backdrop to the builds and the short performance that I will be doing on that day.


Any help will be greatly appreciated 

Thanks in advance


Comment by Roosterman on November 9, 2010 at 12:06pm
More on that coming very soon - just a few details to iron out then all the info will be on here
Comment by James Deeds on November 9, 2010 at 9:01am
hey folks I'm sure most of you probably already know but thier is talk of a UK registry of CBG players and builders I'm not here to take anything away from this fine page and site i'm just saying if you did'nt know about find out and if you know about it spread the word something like this can only bennifit the UK group allowing us to grow as a collective souls enriching what we already have
Comment by Roosterman on October 19, 2010 at 5:04pm
It was freakin awesome! Literally just got back up north, but Il post pics tomorrow.
Recovered? Nope.....
Comment by ChickenboneJohn on October 17, 2010 at 3:22pm
went back to the venue at 12.noon to soundcheck for another afternoon gig, back..home at last..dog tired..
Comment by Ted Crocker on October 17, 2010 at 2:17pm
Well, we're waiting...

How was the show? Are y'all recovered yet? Any pics, vids and stories to share?

I hope the day was a roaring success and wish I could have made the trip. Maybe next year...
Comment by Hogs Grunt on October 3, 2010 at 4:00am
Maverick is selling some bronze bottleneck/slides on ebay.


Check it out.
Comment by HOLLOWBELLY on August 21, 2010 at 7:07am
only three XL Hollowbelly t shirts and two XXL left-all other sizes sold out.cheers.
Comment by Teddy Hesper on August 10, 2010 at 1:04pm
Hi, I'm new here - just ordered some of Ted's pickups! I live down in the 'Wild South West' of the UK, in Devon ;-)

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