Cigar Box Guitar Fest NW in Eugene

Downtown Vinnie wails on his new lap guitar

Downtown Vinnie wails on his new lap guitar. Pic from Mark Alaniz

 

The 2nd annual, Cigar Box Guitar Fest NW was in Eugene on June 6th of last year. Let me tell you about it. Our master of ceremonies was no other than the talented jokester, the top hatter, Mark Alaniz.

Downtown Vinnie played bass with Cigar Box Joe. Followed by a huge range of players, see the link below, They played ALL DAY LONG at the Saturday Market, the most eclectic market in the whole Northwest.

Come view all the different cigar box guitars with some of the makers of such guitars. The history of the cigar box guitar will be flowing all day long. Downtown Vinnie is the host.

Others  who play were area’s finest, Jerry Zybach, The Budrows, Ben Rice, Shawn Hawk and Cigar Box Joe with Downtown Vinnie on bass.  He will be playing two string and cigar box bass, with Cigar Box Joe’s delta blues. He may take out his lowebowe.

This years fest is on Saturday, June 4th for a total day of sun and fun, taking place downtown at the Eugene Saturday Market.

This guy is bit by the cbg fever and he's not quiting any time soon

This guy is bit by the cbg fever and he’s not quiting any time soon. Personal picture of Mark Alaniz


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