Shane's Top 10 Beliefs in Homemade Music

Shane Speal's Top 10 Ideas to Ponder for a Monday Morning. 

  1. I believe the greatest honor you can give a piece of wood is to make it sing. 
  2. I believe that playing an instrument made by your own hand connects you at a deeper level than anything bought at a store. 
  3. I believe that sometimes crude & simple instruments play better than ones with all the bells and whistles. 
  4. I believe that bells and whistles have their place on stage. 
  5. I believe that musical instruments also serve as props on stage. 
  6. I believe concerts should be visual as much as sonic. 
  7. I believe "grit" is a guitar tone worth attaining. 
  8. I believe the essence of old blues music can be found in an empty cigar box. 
  9. I believe the greatest advancements in the cigar box guitar music happen when builders and players hang out over BBQ and cold beer, showing off their instruments to each other (and not when they're watching concerts). 
  10. I believe the world needs a new Alan Lomax.

 

2 comments

  • Doc Williamson

    Doc Williamson Sanford, Florida

    Shane, that is beautifully written and, from experience, I know that every word is true.

    Shane, that is beautifully written and, from experience, I know that every word is true.

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca Roseburg

    I want to know is Why APPLE JAM ? I went last year and got bad vibes . No love . Tickets are very high.

    I want to know is Why APPLE JAM ? I went last year and got bad vibes . No love . Tickets are very high.

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