Cigar Box Serenaders – Spasm (CD)


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Release Date: 2023

Label: Independent


Track List

  1. Weatherbird Rag
  2. Messin’ Around
  3. Yes! I’m In The Barrel
  4. Wang Wang Blues
  5. After You’ve Gone
  6. Wine Box Improvisation #1
  7. Weary Blues
  8. Savoy Blues
  9. Stumbling
  10. Don’t You Feel My Leg
  11. Wine Box Improvisation #2
  12. Alice Blue Gown



Brett Gardner – cigar box banjo
Hunter Burgamy – cigar box resonator
Barnaby Gold – wine box drum set
Ben Fox – dresser drawer bass
Sarah Peterson – vocals (2, 5, 10)

& Special Guests:
Hanna Mignano – cigar box violin (5, 7, 12)
Russell Welch – cigar box guitar (3, 7, 12)



A Tribute To Spasm Bands & The Legacy Of Homemade Instruments In New Orleans:

For more than 100 years, homemade instruments like cigar box guitars have held a special place in the development of music in New Orleans. Around the turn of the 20th century, spasm bands could be found performing in the streets with unique, handmade instruments. To honor the legacy of cigar box guitars and homemade instruments in New Orleans, we have chosen five compositions written by Johnny St. Cyr, Kid Ory, Danny Barker, and Louis Armstrong, who at one time played homemade stringed instruments on their musical journey. Enjoy!



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