It all began in a small workshop in the heart of Bristol when blues lovers and guitar makers Tom Drummond and Pat Hammett were inspired to design and build a stringed instrument that was steeped in tradition, yet quirky and enjoyable to play.
The grand-daddies of the delta blues founded the movement on homemade instruments, and thus spawned ‘the blues’ from a time of hardship and economic depression.
Blind Willie Johnson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Jimi Hendrix, Hound Dog Taylor, Big Bill Broonzy are to name a few of the old time players, whilst today Sea Sick Steve, Jack White and Johnny Depp still keep the cigar box guitar tradition alive.
So with a history like that you can guess why they wanted to invite the Alabama 3 along for an acoustic session!
The band recorded Bam Ba Lam, You Are The One, Woke Up This Morning and Following Rainbows.
And we think you’ll enjoy the results…