Sunday, June 12, 2011

Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, Guitar Maker James Burkett and Cigar-Box Guitar Maker Warren Shirley

To highlight this Year of Alabama Music, the Alabama Artist Gallery features an exhibit called, Music Makers: A Celebration for the Year of Alabama Music (pdf of exhibit program). Included in the exhibit are various musical instruments made by Alabamians. Two craftsmen featured in this program are James Burkett, a guitar maker from Dothan andWarren Shirley a cigar-box guitarmaker from Davenport. Both describe the process of making their instruments.


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