Sure as molasses is slow, this band has the ability to transform any venue into a bonafide deep south juke joint, complete with a foot-stompin’, testifyin’ audience full of revelers having themselves a modern good time in an old fashioned style. The Budrows have been steadily expanding their southland following with an infectious foot-stompin’ brand of hill country blues. Vocalist Rivera lures audiences with her deep, exotic range, soulful instinct and stunning grace and presence well beyond her years. The twangy cigarbox guitar and foot stompin’ beat laid down by Jason Farthing, keeps that front porch country blues feel as harmonica and flute man, “Rippin” Ron Richard brings experience and the unexpected woodwind element to form a powerful and unique Americana experience in the tradition of the masters of the genre.
cigar box guitar and kick drum

Jason Farthing

microphone, shakers and tambourine

Macarena Rivera

hand drawn sketch of harmonica and flute

“Rippin” Ron Richard







Mix one part cigar box guitar with foot stomping beat, add a heaping scoop of blues harp, sprinkle liberally with washboard percussion, top with searing female vocals, turn up loud and serve with whiskey for a good time.

Build your own cigar box guitar with the “Original” Finish-it-Yourself KIT from Soundbox Guitars.

Here is the Complete KIT, Including the NECK….that’s right, everything you need to put together your own 3 string, authentic, blues machine, Including the NECK. Plus a copper slide for getting that down home bluesy sound, … and a FREE album download from The BudrowsFoot Stompin’ Cigar Box Rock n’ Roll Band.

Cigar Box Guitar KIT build it yourself

The “Original” CIgar Box Guitar KIT, complete with Neck.

cigar box guitar string holes

Poplar neck with all cutouts and holes pre-drilled.

cigar box guitar neck

Holes and cutouts are done for you…easy.

This complete kit Comes with everything you need, including the neck

  • Premium Cigar Box (boxes may vary from photo)
  • Quality Poplar Neck with all cut-outs and holes drilled
  • Chrome Tuning machines
  • 3 Guitar Strings
  • Copper Slide
  • Bridge, nut, string trees and string holders
  • Fret Scale
  • Full Instructions, Print and Online Video
  • and…The Budrows Digital Download of – “100% Foot Stompin’ Cigar Box Rock n’ Roll”, plus a free sticker.

Only $57, plus shipping…that’s a heck of a deal.


Here are some upcoming shows the we would love to see you at, please join our email list to be updated on what’s happening with The Budrows.



Check out some of Chris Bashaw’s handy work in these photos…he is available for hire, very reasonable, very professional, and very good.

Jason on the One-String by Chris Bashaw







Here are few from the Fete de la Musique in Laguna Beach, June 16th, 2012. by our good friend, Belen Tangona.

The Budrows in Laguna BeachLaguna Beach Fete de la Musique




Macarena in Laguna Beach


The Budrows at The Redwood Bar, by Farah SosaJason on the one stringer by Farah SosaJesse blowin' harp by Farah Sosa

Photos from The Redwood Bar

May 9th, 2012

by Farah Sosa

(click photos to see more)

A Handmade Sound from a Downhome Band – Laguna Beach Independent, 8-10-2012

soundbox guitarsFor the uninitiated, cigar box guitars, which hail from an old folk tradition in the South, are homemade guitars assembled from a variety of local materials, the body being a discarded cigar box. “It’s a found object style,” Farthing says.

Justin Swanson – Laguna Beach Independent


CD review – The Budrows –, 8-15-2011

That’s it. That’s why you need this album. It’s a friggin’ cigar box guitar band with a sassy chick singer and a dude that pulls out a flute every once in a while. IT’S REFRESHING. Imagine Ian Anderson sitting in with the Burnsides and having a young hip girl singing. I love it.

- Shane Speal, King of the Cigar Box Guitar


Smokin’ Lil’ Cigar Box Guitars – Ten57 Magazine, 4-19-2012

By its nature, the cigar-box guitar is historically – and for lack of a better term – a “poor man’s” instrument, with its roots dating back to the mid-1840s. Although individuals who crafted cigar-box guitars, fiddles, banjos and other chordophone instruments may have lacked money to buy the “proper” versions, they were not lacking in their thriftiness, resourcefulness or ingenuity – traits that Farthing seems to possess.

- Chris Basshaw, Photojournalist


FatCat Radio Exclusive: World Premiere from The Budrows, 7-25-2011

FatCat Radio, the best independant rock and blues on the internetThe FatCat Radio Network is proud to present the exclusive world premiere of 100% Foot Stompin’ Cigar Box Rock N Roll – the debut album by The Budrows (Laguna Beach, CA) . Tune in to hear the new album for the 1st time anywhere – along with commentary from the band thru out the day…

…A tremendous turnout for the debut of The Budrows album. Biggest listening day of 2011 w/ confirmed listeners from 13 different countries (and 16 states) . Awesome…

- Swede Dahlgren, FatCat Radio


“Sweet Home Laguna” – Coastline Pilot, Laguna Beach, 9-10-2010

The blend of Farthing’s handmade cigar box guitar, kick drum and tambourine and Rivera’s powerful voice, captures the sound of that “down home, front porch delta blues.”

- Ashley Breeding – Coastline Pilot


Cigar Box Blues to Stomp Santa Ana…, – New Santa Ana, 11-11-2011

NEWS SANTA ANA, online magazine

Even the Devil get the Blues Cigar Box GuitarSure as molasses is slow, this band has the ability to transform any venue into a bonafide deep south juke joint, complete with a foot-stompin’, testifyin’ audience…

-Jason Schwartz

No Bad Whiskey, Ep on 7″ beer colored vinyl.

Howdy folks, we have a new release coming out called “No Bad Whiskey”. It will be on beer colored vinyl with whiskey colored label and each record will come with a custom 45 adapter with one of three custom Budrows logos. There will also be a deluxe package that comes on “beer and foam” splattered vinyl and will include a custom Budrows stainless steel bottle opener. We will let you know when you can get your hands on these special packages real soon…..It will also be available as a CD and a digital download. Can’t Wait!

The Budrows - No Bad Whiskey

No Bad Whiskey, Ep cover.

New Album this month plus Release Party!!!

Our Brand NEW 11 song album comes out this month on Monday, January 20th with a Release party happening on Saturday, January 25th at the Anchor Bar in Costa Mesa, CA. We want to thank everyone that helped us out on our Kickstarter program to get funding to make this album happen. We pressed 250 on VINYL!!!, limited edition, Swamp Green vinyl that comes with a digital download as well. We will also have CD’s and of course it will be available digitally on iTunes and many other places. We look forward to you hearing it and hopefully you can make it out to hear it live.


The Budrows

New Album Kickstarter….

The New Album is recorded, mixed, mastered and waiting for you to help us fund the production of the physical copies. We are doing a Limited Edition Vinyl release along with CD’s and we have many great rewards at every level. Please check out the link below for our story and help us get this out….the clock is ticking.


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