On Saturday, June 8th from Noon – 6:00 p.m. the inaugural St. Louis Cigar Box Guitar Festival will be held at the Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen in Webster Groves.
Host Steve Potter spoke with Gary Herget, a resident of Dittmer, Missouri, who is one of the organizers of the event.
They talked about a wide variety of topics including the history and use of cigar box guitars as well as some of the events scheduled for the festival which includes open mic and a cigar box guitar building workshop.
Headlining the festival is Justin Johnson, a cigar box guitar player from Kansas City. We sampled his song, “Honey Island Swamp.”
For more information about the festival, visit the group’s Facebook page.
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