I’ve never been a big fan of cigar boxes used for musical instruments… Well there’s a great way to start a blog entry!! Musical instruments sound pretty good if you spend enough money to buy one with any sort of quality so I see no reason to make something out of a cigar box just because you can.. Wait a minute, maybe there is a good reason to use a cigar box to make music….. Ummmmmm, nope! The blues originated in the South and a lot of people will credit Robert Johnson as one of the first blues guitar players and maybe consider him to be the best of that art form.. He was fine but there were others that also were great at playing a 6 string guitar.. Now, why is this mentioned in a cigar blog?? Well, I started thinking about the blues this morning and just before I leave for the Squamish in search of a few pink salmon I was thinking about happily puffing away on a cigar as I listen to the blues…. These days you’ll only be able to have a cigar and listen to the music you love in your own home.. Chances are if you are in a blues bar and there’s a guy on stage playing a National Steel, you won’t see a cigar or cigarette in the room.. Gone are the days of smelling cigar smoke in a public place.. Now when you hear blues music the only thing you’ll be smelling is chicken wings…… A sad world!