by Francis Andrews in Video on Friday 25 January 2013

This little outfit working out of Bristol are producing every delta blues aficionado’s dream piece of kit. The cigar box guitar used to be commonplace among African-American musicians in the impoverished American South, who around the time of the Great Depression were too poor to afford the real thing. Like the washboard, it was a case of using everyday scrap material, and the sound complimented the stripped down aesthetic of early blues music. Drummond and Hammond are breathing new life into this, and are working on other neat little projects, including this mini amp made out of ration tins from Gallipoli.