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Songs Inside The Box documents a unique phenomenon that occurred when the primitive aspects of cigar box guitar making were combined with the use of modern technology like the Internet. Events like the Cigar Box Guitar Extravaganza, at which performances in the documentary were recorded, came about because cigar box guitar enthusiasts came together through the Internet. Here are some links connecting the Cigar Box Guitar Revolution:
Following the initial release of Songs Inside The Box, Shane Speal, the self-proclaimed King of the Cigar Box Guitar, declared, "The Cigar Box Guitar Revolution has been won. We are now the CIGAR BOX NATION" and he created a social networking community at CigarBoxNation.com. This is a growing community connecting people from the original Cigar Box Guitar Forum as well as new members.
"Songs Inside The Box" Facebook Group
Join our Facebook group so you can keep up with where people are seeing the documentary and let us know about your cigar box guitar.
"Songs Inside The Box" at MySpace
Become a friend of the documentary at MySpace.
Handmade Music Clubhouse
This online community was founded by Ted Crocker who builds amazing stringed instruments and served as a content consultant for Songs Inside The Box. Handmade Music Clubhouse goes beyond cigar box guitars to include all sorts of fun homemade music.
The Cigar Box Guitar Forum
This Yahoo Group was started in 2004 by Shane Speal and brought together over 3,000 people around the world who share an interest in primitive instruments. Since the creation of CigarBoxNation.com the activity on this forum has fallen off as people have moved to the new home of the cigar box guitar movement.
The Cigar Box Guitar Builders Forum
Also a Yahoo Group, this is a spinoff of the original forum and the concentration here is on building tips.
Tha Goat is Kirk Withrow's streaming channel of cigar box guitar music on Live365.com. The name comes from a Johnny Lowebow song.
Joker's Cigar Box Guitar Podcast
Very entertaining programs of cigar box guitar music lovingly prepared by Joker.
Scotty's Cigar Box Guitars
This site is an excellent resource that helped fuel the cigar box guitar revolution.
"I got me a cigar box... and got me a tune out of it. I kept my tune and I played from then on."
Texas Blues Musician
Songs Inside The Box
a documentary by Max Shores
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