New Post @ CigarBoxGuitar.Com

I just wrote my 2nd blog piece for http://www.cigarboxguitar.com on building a simple guitar for slide playing. It’s a very basic blog post trying to encourage and coax folks into building their own slide guitar… and hopefully give them a sense …

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Joy? Yes and yet…

Sometimes joy isn’t present… but I’m content to live with peace when joy isn’t in the immediate due to difficult work or circumstances. Peace in one’s conscience before God is ultimately more essential than a present pleasure of joy. I think som…

Wilson Abbey in Chicago!

So people want to know what I’m excited about? This is one of the most important things we’ve done in years- and if you happen to read through the site you’ll understand we are soon to engage in opportunities of interaction and service with our ne…

GKB Blues/Rock in British Columbia & Oregon

AUG. 4th B.C., and AUG. 19th Shows: If you know anything about me you’re aware of my great fondness for Canada. Like B.C., Oregon is lush, green and holds a lot of great friends and memories for myself and GKB. So after several year’s time we’ve b…

Live Blues on a Cigarbox Guitar

So I spent a couple sessions at this year’s Cstone Festival jamming onone of my 3 string Cigar Box slide guitars through my old Pignose amp.ErgoKing caught one of these up by our Grrr Records booth. Theaudio definition isn’t pristine… but then n…

Meeting the Needs of Homeless Veterans

Many of you have heard my heart for the struggle and pain of returningwar vets- Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, from where ever. Please, pleasehave a read of my friend Jeremy’s excellent post on what he and otherstaff at our CCO Chicago shelter do dai…

Are We Singing Yet?

In the end your life is the most important song you’ll ever sing. Sing it well. It’s likely some will remember your life long after they’ve forgotten (or moved on from) your song. I’m certain this is the way God thinks about it. You are more impor…

Power Trips to Where?

When you’re secure in who you are- and I must say right from the start I mean secure in God’s love and acceptance… not of your sin… but YOU… then you don’t have to scratch, claw, fight and demand a place at any table. You will be called and …

Michel Poulin Pic

We have always had an amazing team of photographers and other artists at each Cornerstone Festival. Hope you like my new header photo- it was taken by Michel Poulin at Cornerstone 2012 playing a cigarbox guitar tune during my set with Joe Filisko …