Kids Make Guitars on Junior Ranger Day

Julia Ferrell

Junior Ranger Julia Ferrell Shows Off Her Cigar Box Guitar

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 This year's Junior Ranger day featured an awesome cigar-box guitar activity. Children were able to build their very own cigar box guitars while listening to acclaimed cigar box guitarist Mike Snowden. Cigar-box guitars date back to the 19th century. Modern musical genres like blues and rock & roll can trace their origins back to the roots music created on southern plantations using cigar-box guitars and other homemade instruments. This activity was made possible by funding from the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative.

For more information on Mike Snowden's cigar-box guitars go to: www.snowdenguitars.com