Shuffle Aces: Mike Snowden – Chicken Coop Blues’ve long talked about making a cigar box guitar – and posted a couple of pieces about Paul McCartney’s one that he used with the Nirvana guys. I’m back in the mode of planning to build one so have been scouring the web for tips. One site I found belonged to Mike Snowden, who both builds them and also has some fantastic videos on his YouTube channel. But what nailed it for me was the track that’s featured here: Chicken Coop Blues.

This is one of the most engaging CBG videos I’ve seen – everyone I’ve shown it to immediately wants to get one! So Snowden’s not just a builder, he’s a great performer! He’s released a couple of albums that you can find on iTunes as well. All I can say is simply sit back and enjoy!

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You can find all the Shuffle Ace tracks – including this one – on a Spotify playlist here.

Shuffle Aces is a series of posts that highlights a song of the week that “shuffling” has brought forth. With all the streaming services it’s not just an iPod on shuffle mode that we use to discover new stuff, but the principle remains the same: hit play and wait to see what gems come forth.


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