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CIGAR BOX GUITAR VIDEO LESSON: R. L. Burnside’s “Nine Days In Jail”

TUNING:  C MINOR (IMPLIED) – A variation of the Open G tuning (GDG).  To get this tuning, simply take an Open G cigar box guitar and raise the middle string to Eb. 

The song, “Nine Days in Jail” is from R. L. Burnside’s album, My Black Name A-Ringin’.  

For reference, we present the original song.

R. L. played the original version in the key of C#minor…or somewhere near that.  (He probably didn’t use a tuner.)  Shane Speal arranges the song for Cminor using a new tuning that is very similar to Open G:  G Eb G. 

Here’s the lesson.  Enjoy!

Shane Speal

 

Samantha Fish live at the New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival

This past weekend, Samantha Fish took the stage at the 3rd annual New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival.

Among the many great acts to play over the weekend, Samantha was one of the biggest name in attendance. She even waived her normal fee for playing AND made sure her band was paid.

She’s a great musician with a great heart. Check out this clip from the recent live broadcast that Cigar Box Nation posted to their Facebook page.

Click here to see the video on the Cigar Box Nation Facebook page.