Wednesday, 16 March 2016

A new Dbow and my first Stomp Box

The 'Kitty' Dbow is now finished. Made for Mena my seven yr old daughter from a tin she donated. All little girls should have a diddley bow. 

The 'Big Muddy' Mississippi Stomp Box is the newest addition to the collection. It really sounds great and i'm working on a two foot two tone tapping style.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Looking forward to playing in France this Easter

Steve Ansell with special guest Mike Curd (star|man|crow)
Saturday April 2nd
The a l'Ouest
(Salon de thé, épicerie fine, boutique et petite restauration gourmande.)

Really looking forward to playing this gig with Mike in Brittany this Easter. If you are in the area it would be great to see you. It's free entry leaving you with spare euros to buy cake..

If you find yourself in Brittany This Easter I will be playing at a lovely little cafe (superb cakes and coffee) with my good friend Mike Curd and the 'Good Earths' Jan Wilson. The gig is free so drop in if you are in the area. 

Tuesday, 1 March 2016


Diddley Bow 'The French Connection Mk1'

My first Dbow (diddley bow) 

lovingly crafted from the finest broomhandled and biscuit tin. Augmented with three way pickup, precision tuner and floating bolt bridge! 

Sounds pretty both good clean and distorted. I'm currently working on the French connection Mk2 (a.k.a 'the Angus') when I have it finished I will post a video of the pair of them.