After a very wet fall, the winter temperatures and snowfall have been brutal and there hasn’t been as much activity in my garage/work space. There have been some commissions completed (can’t wait to post video of another resonator build for my wife’s guitarist!) both before and after Christmas. Once the weather gets a bit warmer I’ll be back out in the garage to finish up another custom build. Looking into possible festivals, also.
Nothing big happening at the moment. John battled pneumonia this past spring, so he is trying to catch up with some commissions/custom builds he had to complete as well as creating the kits for the Whiskey Rebellion Festival in July (see below).
July 11-12, 2015
Bull Run CBGs will be at the Whiskey Rebellion Festival in Washington, PA! We will have a limited number of guitars on-hand, but John will also be conducting a hands-on workshop at 2:00pm, with as many as twenty 3-string acoustic cigar box guitar kits available to put together on-site at the festival or to take home and construct. Our friend Gary Copeland, of Spence’s Rye, will be performing on Saturday at 2:00pm and again at 3:00pm.
August 23, 2014
Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival | York, PA: We’ll be checking out the festival with our friends Gary Copeland and Justin Johnson, both of whom are performing. If you’re in the area, it’s a great way to see and hear a lot of CBGs.
May 29-31, 2014
Graves’ Mountain Lodge 22nd Festival of Music. This festival celebrates bluegrass, Americana and roots music. We attended this for 2 days, and are so honored to have been the only artisan invited to have a tent.
October 12-13, 2013
Graves’ Mountain Lodge Apple Harvest Festival: Seems we are plagued by rain on outdoor events (3-for-3 festivals with significant moisture), but we had a good time, were well-received and enjoyed getting away and meeting some new friends.
July 27, 2013
Graves’ Mountain Lodge Peach Day Festival: we had a great time, despite a little drizzly weather, and met a lot of really nice folks. Thanks to friends who came out specifically to see us, too!
Festivals/Events Worth Checking Out
- Pennsylvania Cigar Box Festival | York, PA
- Chicago Cigar Box Festival | Chicago, IL
- Flying Monkey Arts Cigar Box Festival | Huntsville, AL
- The DIY Musician | Guitar World’s Summer 2015 Guide to CBG Festivals