York, PA Cigarbox Festival Notes

To say last weekend was full would be a maximum understatement!

BUT- it was a blast and apparently there’s a repeat in the works for
next August…

I was able to bring a show to a cool church called Buckeye Christian
Assembly on the edge of Cleveland (Medina, OH) who also do prison
ministry… next
year I hope to do some of that with them as well if possible.

Then it was on to York, PA for the 3rd Annual Cigarbox Guitar Festival
held in various pubs and in particular, at the amazing and wonderful
York Emporium.

What a weekend! You can file through my pics (from my Android phone)
and get a feel for the event. A lot of cool people, guitars and etc.,
hot sauce, the Emporium’s massive books/music-and-etc. stuff… and
finally face-to-face with Shane Speal who has spawned a movement of
do-it-yourself, build, buy, sell and make music on cool instruments
worth owning and playing.

Shane and Jim & Pam Lewin of the Emporium were great to work with- and fun.

If you know me, inspiration is HUUUUUUUGGGGGGEEEEE as it is to most
creative types. This event was quite the inspiration. I suspect next
year (as in years past) it will grow even more.

The artists were amazing (One String Willie… Shane, on and on…
just -cool- people with cool music. A lot of old (and some new)
friends of mine, of Rez Band, GKB or my solo/blues peeps came out. I
was able to play a couple pubs, did a radio interview with an old
friend (really fun!) at WJTL, stayed with the wonderful Matt and Carol
up in Columbia. Well, I’m gushing but it was a treat.

Finally got to meet Ben from cbgitty.com… nice guy and very cool
gits, canjoes, parts and such.

I will add some links here as well if you want to hear/see more.

Here’s an interview with the York Dispatch for you- it’s on the future
of cigarbox guitars with Shane and myself. I made the short link, it’s


And there’s more via: http://www.cigarboxnation.com

Also- as of this posting (Aug. 30, 2012) there are eight video clips
up on YouTube, 7 from the York festival and a club in York, also WJTL
Radio, one from Daytona Bike Week last year. These are of varying
degrees of quality, some interview clips, some songs from these

My son-in-law Brian Moss is and was a gift to me and I can tell you, a
700 mile drive is a good one to have a friend and co-driver along 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! -Glenn


One thought on “York, PA Cigarbox Festival Notes

  1. LOL…that last picture of me looks like I’m doing an impression of Curly from the Three Stooges. "Oh, wise guy! Nyuk nyuk…"

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