Shane Speal shows a new idea for creating artistic pickguards using found materials: beer cans and tobacco tins. You’ll need tin snips, a drill with a very small bit and a pair of pliers. Don’t forget to wear gloves!
Musical styles: Blues, Folk
Handmade instruments played: Cigar box guitar, diddley bow, cigar box bass, canjo…
She doesn’t have a distinct recollection of how she was introduced to music, just that is was always around her growing up. Belinda Gent can’t even cite a particular musical influence in her family, but the spark to create was deep inside her. Continue reading “Belinda Gent (bemuzic)”
Musical styles: Florida Swamp Blues, Mississippi Blues, Old-Time Americana, Originals
Handmade instruments played: cigar box guitar, cigar box fiddle, Lowebow
Ben was raised near the Everglades in Florida with nothing but the blues playing in the house. His grandfather’s influence made certain that Mississippi blues specifically helped to shape the boy’s musical interests.
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