Looking for some new music?
Want something to point to when someone asks, "Is a cigar box guitar a real guitar?"
In this post you’ll discover an artist who has stepped forward, representing the cigar box guitar world, with heartfelt original music played on his handmade cigar box guitars.
He deconstructs pianos and reanimates the remains into new musical instruments.
He erects monuments of music out of salvaged timbers, sinks, and fire extinguishers.
He opens your eyes to the potential for art in the discarded objects around you.
"As a former theater set designer I used to build beautiful things, and they'd be thrown in the trash when their use has passed. Now I take things out of the trash and make beautiful things." - Zeke Leonard
For seven years, Zeke Leonard has been sharing his stories of experimentation and instrument-building on his blog, Salt City Found Object Instrument Works.
Each of Zeke's stories builds upon the last towards a height yet unseen, but certain to dizzy the rest of us in its genius.
For Zeke, a university assistant-professor and traveling impresario for handmade found-object musical instruments, the story started with a simple stick and a box,
but turned into something much, much different.
This is a profile of Zeke Leonard and his found-object musical journey. I can assure you, his journey is like none you've seen before.