Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Best of SqueezeMyLemon: Lonnie Pitchford

Lonnie Pitchford, born on October 8, 1955 was a blues musician and instrument maker from Lexington, Mississippi. He passed away on November 8, 1995.

The video below shows him building a one string diddly bo. Notice how he uses a snuff(a type of smokeless tobacco) can for a resonator.

Lonnie Pitchford playing and making a diddly bo

Lonnie Pitchford 55 Blues

1 comment:

D.S. Williamson said...

A one string diddly bo? How cool is that. I've always believed that when there is music in the heart, it will find a way to get out. This is a classic example.