Bill Jagitsch

P.O. Box 2327

North Little Rock, Ar 72115

(501) 837-3878



Bluesboy Jag wins the Arkansas River Blues Society Blues Challenge for the Second Year.


North Little Rock, Arkansas September 14, 2009


Arkansas cigar box guitar bluesman Bluesboy Jag has won the Arkansas River Blues Society Blues Challenge for the second straight year. The event took place at Cornerstone Pub and Grill in North Little Rock on September 12, 2009.


Bluesboy Jag (Bill Jagitsch) won the solo/duo segment of the competition and goes on to compete with blues acts world wide at the 26th Annual International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis Tennessee on January 20-23 2010. Jag played IBC 2009 at The Pig, a Barbecue and music venue on Beale street in Memphis.


Jag is a music veteran of thirty years in Arkansas and Austin Texas and has been making and selling his hand made electric cigar box guitars for 5 years with several hundred sold. He also makes cigar box amps, ukuleles, cookie tin banjos and foot drums for one man band acts.


Bluesboy Jag has been steadily increasing his visibility due to requests to play at blues festivals including the 2008 and 2009 Deep Blues Festival in Minneapolis Minnesota and the 2009 Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival, one of several solo acts performing on Cherry street during the festival.


Jag will also be performing at the famous Palmer's bar in Minneapolis on Friday October 2nd. Jag is a popular performer at the White Water Tavern and other venues in Little Rock as well as venues in northwest Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Minnesota.


Jag is featured in the Cigar Box Guitar documentary "Songs Inside the Box" as well as the CD from the 3rd Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival in Huntsville Alabama where the documentary was filmed.


Jag has produced, engineered and recorded over 40 cd's of his music over the past 27 years. Previous musical projects include Bloody Hammer, a Roky Erickson and 13th Floor Elevators Tribute band sanctioned by Roky himself, Homicidal Briefcase, a pop punk cover band and composing music for plays.<Photo 1>


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