Did you miss The Gitty Gang Show this past Friday? No worries. We’ve got you covered. In this post, not only do we have the entire video for your viewing pleasure, we also have links to the most important parts of the show, just in case you’re running short on time and want to see the best of what Ben, Glenn, and Nick have to offer.
The Full Episode
Here first is the full video clip of Gitty Gang Show #68.
Why Play A 6-String?
Over the first 67 episodes, the musical performances have become fan favorites on the Gitty Gang Show. But before getting into the first of two numbers in episode, Ben shares a great tip on why he played the song on his 6-string Coke crate guitar, as opposed to his trusty Hobo Fiddle.
Song Performance #1: The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Here’s the first song played on this Gitty Gang Show episode. In commemoration of Veterans Day in the United States, Ben and Glenn play The Band Played Waltzing Matilda.
Every week the Gang tries their best to inform, entertain, and inspire CBG enthusiasts of all skill levels. We also like to share the things CBG community members have built using parts and kits from C. B. Gitty. And we share those things in this next segment: Watt Corner.
Rick's Guitars In A Museum
Adding to the long list of things that inspire and motivate us as a community, here Ben talks about Rick G., longtime friend of C. B. Gitty, who recently has his handmade musical instruments put on public display at a prestigious museum.
The things that CBG community members do can truly be awe-inspiring, and we’re eager to share all of it. We also want to teach those same people how to play the CBGs they’ve built. For this, Ben has been methodically writing and self-publishing the best How-to-Play cigar box guitar songbooks you can find anywhere. And as you’ll learn in this clip, there’s a huge benefit to buying multiple copies of the same book.
Song Performance #2: Caissons Go Rolling Along
In honor of the men and women who’ve served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and to celebrate Veterans Day, here’s Ben and Glenn playing the U.S. Army song, Caissons Go Rolling Along.
Callout For Your Videos
After a lively performance like that, the Gang often appreciates a brief break in the action to catch their breath and prepare for the next show segment. What better way is there to do that then to play a short, customer-submitted video? Here’s Ben, Nick, and Glenn asking for videos you’d like to share with us and the rest of the community.
Note: if you’d like to share a brief performance or how-to video, or just want to share a video-hello to everyone in the community, send us a video file (.mp4 or .mov) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazing New Printing Technique
Contrary to what some will tell you, innovation in the cigar box guitar community is not dead. As evidence to that, check out this clip in which Ben introduces yet another exciting addition to the massive and still growing lineup of really cool things offered for your building and playing pleasure at C. B. Gitty.
Last Weeks Drawing Winners
Each week we say thanks to everyone who watches and publicly shares the Gitty Gang Show on Facebook. And we do this by rewarding a handful of randomly chosen viewers with some really cool stuff. In this clip you’ll hear the names of four community members who each won a $50 gift certificate to C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply, just for publicly sharing the show!
All good things must come to an end, but before the good times stop on the Gitty Gang Show we always talk about upcoming festivals and other cool things happening out there in the cigar box guitar world. This week, Ben’s got a really special surprise that we’re all excited about. Watch and see!
So there you have it; the Gitty Gang Show #68. If you haven’t tuned in before, here’s where you can join the action, every Friday afternoon at 2:00pm eastern standard time…
Facebook -- on the Cigar Box Nation page
Youtube -- on the Cigar Box Nation channel
Cigar Box Nation -- right at the top of the home page.
Note: you can comment on the show only on Facebook and Youtube, and the drawing for sharing the show is available only to those who share it on Facebook (we unfortunately have no way of tracking who shares the show from Youtube).
We look forward to seeing you in the comments of Gitty Gang Show #69 this coming Friday, November 16. Make sure to say “Hi” and let us know if you’re enjoying the show.
Until next time, like Ben “Gitty” Baker always says, “Build what you play, play what you love.”