Thursday, June 14, 2012

Elvin Bishop in Concert Saturday, June 30th

Photo by Alfred H. Golub/ used by permission 
We are excited to have Elvin Bishop here at Ironstone on Saturday, June 30th along with Hank Williams Jr. What a great line up for a fantastic evening.  

I have decided to leave the update on Bishop's tour through life up to the pros, so read on a little bit from his offical website...

"Elvin Bishop has been travelling the Blues road longer than most, and he’s got the stories to prove it – many of which are contained within the songs on this release,("Red Dog Speaks"). Stops along the way include his work as a founding member of the groundbreaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the early ‘60s, recordings with legends such as Clifton Chenier, John Lee Hooker, and The Allman Brothers, and Pop success with his own 1976 smash hit “Fooled Around and Fell In Love”. 
Photo by Alfred H. Golub/ used by permission 

Bishop’s long and varied career has included plenty of side trips along the way as well, from deep down gutbucket Blues played in smoky South Side Chicago taverns, to raucous roadhouse R&B, to good time Rock & Roll on concert stages and festivals around the world. And at every stage along the way, he’s instilled all of his music with passion, creativity, and a healthy helping of wisdom, wit, and good humor." 

Read more about this amazing musician at:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Doyle Guitars - Meet & Greet

We are having a great time today with Cigar Box Guitar make, Mike Doyle here for a Meet & Greet Day at Ironstone.

Mike brought with him a mini amp to plug into a few of the electric cigar boxes to show us they really do sound great! Amazing what those old cigar boxes can do when put into the right hands!

We were also invaded by a great group of Clampers. Here for a grand tour of Ironstone with our #1 tour guide Conrad.  They discovered Mike and had to have a group shot taken!

You have a several hours left to stop by, say hello to Mike and hear how great a cigar box guitar can sound. Several of the guitars are available for purchase, starting around $475.

I love the little tin Elvis Uke that Mike has put together as a proto type.  He is testing this one out to see if there might be a following... we think YES!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Meet & Greet Guitar Maker, Mike Doyle

Meet & Greet Guitar Maker Mike Doyle
 this Saturday from 11 - 3 PM 
at Ironstone's Heritage Museum.
Classic one of a kind Cigar Box Guitars!