I am Phil Thomas from Penarth, near Cardiff in South Wales, UK. Approaching 60 years of age of which 45 have been as a musician, singer and storyteller performing all over the world. Now in semi retirement I work part time on a variety of arts and music projects. By academic persuasion I am an ethnomusicologist. In the summer of 2012 I spent six weeks in the USA on a research fellowship where I met a CBG busker in New Orleans. From then on I was pretty much ruined. When I got back to Wales I began following CGB nation and in summer 2013 I found the time to start building. Four completed so far (I am developing an unhealthy obsession with one-stringers). I will post some pics and videos and would welcome comments and suggestions. I would be pleased to hear of other players and builders in Wales (there don't seem to be too many...but maybe I'm wrong). I would love the chance to share some gigs Or just jam.