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‘The Godfather of the Cigar Box Guitar’ made his first appearance at the Birmingham festival last year, with highly successful workshop/concerts demonstrating how to make and play 3-string cigar box guitars. John, whose musical career began in a punk band, has been perfecting the art of creating guitars from cigar boxes, inspired by the thought that such great bluesmen as BB King and Lightnin’ Hopkins began with home-made instruments.

Chickenbone John

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