We're very happy to announce that a set of Dusk Brothers music videos will be featured in the 2021 Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival in New Orleans.
Here's the official press release:
"The long-awaited, much-anticipated 2021 Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival – New Orleans is totally virtual and will be streamed on March 19th & 20th via Mandolin.com. Each evening’s program will feature an opening montage of performances by some of the world’s top CBG artists from their home locations. The remaining portion each night will be a rousing set by Samantha, her band, and different special guests from the friendly confines of Chickie Wah Wah in Mid-City, New Orleans.
Over the course of the two nights, Louisiana culture-bearers Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Jonathon Long, Johnny Sansone, and others will be joining Samantha onstage. Leading American CBG acts J P Soars, John Nickel, Steve Arvey, and Cigar Box Serenaders will perform, along with European artists Superdownhome, Ghalia Volt, and Dusk Brothers. The full schedule and ticket opportunities are available by visiting SamanthaFishCigarBoxGuitarFestival.com
The New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival was founded in 2016, and during its first 4 years gained a reputation for outstanding entertainment. The 2019 edition won OffBeat Magazine’s Neighborhood Festival of the Year award, and for 2020, Samantha Fish and the NOCBGF partnered to expand the growth and outreach of the festival and the cigar box guitar. The resulting Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival presented a roster of amazingly
talented acts that captivated the audiences, and this year’s episode promises to be equally impressive.
The focus of the festival is to celebrate the great music and rich cultural history of the cigar box guitar and similar homemade instruments. Historically, Western pioneers, Civil War soldiers, rural farmhands, street singers, and other resourceful musicians found ways to build these expressive devices from household items and random hardware.
Samantha Fish has added the cigar box guitar to her sets since 2014. Many musicians throughout the world are currently using them to record and to perform live, making the unique instruments and their sound a staple of today’s Roots Music scene."