Category Archives: rigs and setups

This Guy Is Better Than I Am In Many, Many Ways.

He’s a hell of a washboard player, first of all. He’s also able to grow a lush  forest of facial hair. In addition, he can sing. Finally, he has a six-shooter mounted to the side of his board which he … Continue reading

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Del & The Rad Rompers’s Shane Del Robles

Shane Del Robles—the “Del” of Del and the Rad Rompers—plays a nice solo here at the beginning of “Lulu’s Back in Town.” He’s playing a fully-rigged board deployed à la française that appears to include a pie tin and a … Continue reading

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Green Rock River Band’s Richard Stillman

Richard Stillman takes us on a tour of his rig. He plays in the doom folk (?) group Green Rock River Band, about which more here.

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Waschbrett

I don’t know who this German dude is, but his board (played à la française) is loaded up with every conceivable gadget and accessory: a splash cymbal, a tiny little china cymbal, an afuche, a ratchet, a slapstick, and a variety of other devices–and … Continue reading

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The Crescent Katz’s Patrick Skiffington

I want to be in this band, except for the fact that if I were playing washboard, then I wouldn’t able to sit here and watch Patrick Skiffington do it. He hangs his board à l’américaine, and he looks to be rigged … Continue reading

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I’ve Got the Czech Republic Blues

Prague, Czech Republic is not the place I think of first when I think of the blues, but these guys definitely have that down-home feel. The harp player/vocalist is Matej Ptaszek; I don’t know who the other two are. The washboardiste … Continue reading

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The Ghost Town Rejects’ Pitch

Wow. Whatever these guys are doing, it’s intense. I don’t know if it’s what they intended, but the song in this video has a distinct sea shanty vibe to it. This is music pirates might listen to during a bout of heavy … Continue reading

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