The Sound of a Cigar Box Guitar...

June 2011 - Here's an excellent example of Nadaband playing as filmed by Max Shores, producer of "Songs Inside The Box," a documentary of Huntsville's own Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival...


November 2011 - Nadaband are in the studio to record our first CD. We pulled out some vintage equipment from the 1970s to get a classic rock & metal sound. Tube compressors, spring reverb tanks, lots of cool old stuff.

These are the demo recordings that we talk about in the video clip above...

  • Shake! - Written during a sound check just before our first gig. This is played on the $15 Broom handle guitar filmed in "How To Build A Cigar Box Guitar Volume 2."
  • After The Storm (You're Nothing Without Me) - When North Alabama was shut down after a major tornado in early 2011, I had a bad experience at WalMart. This is for that old man who looked at me like I was a piece of trash in the checkout line.
  • Microphone Check - Just us messing around. The vocal mic was left on and all the reverb and echo you hear is from that open mic.