Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band Covers Prince & John Cougar + concert news and more


BIG NEWS!  We're broadcasting live-to-Facebook daily now and today, I brought the Snake Oil Band into my woodshop to perform Prince's "Starfish and Coffee."  See the video on my official Facebook.  (Don't have Facebook?  See it on Youtube here.)

The Prince cover is a song both Ronn and I have loved for years.  And get this... RONN SINGS LEAD! 

In addition to the Prince tune, we also attempted a live broadcast with Hee Haw music and a cover of John Cougar's "Pink Houses."  See that video here. 


A quick inspirational note:  Last week, I took a journey up to C. B. Gitty's headquarters where we decided to go "all-in" with Facebook Live videos. 

And a strange thing happened...it sparked a pure renaissance up at Gitty HQ. 

They are now planning several live shows online per week, which means they're all tuning up their instruments, building new ones (see the clock guitar here) and they're jamming together. 


C. B. Gitty is filled with jamming!

It's one of the most beautiful things I've seen in a long time and truly makes me proud to work with them.

Ok...on to other amazing things:

THURSDAY NIGHT:  LIVE CONCERT IN YORK PA...AND SIMULCAST ON FACEBOOK - GLENN KAISER AND SHANE SPEAL TOGETHER
Glenn is one of my biggest influences of all time!  Not only did I grow up with Rez Band cassettes but his Kaiser/Mansfield blues albums introduced me to Blind Willie Johnson...which led me to cigar box guitars. 

Yeah, his influence is that huge.

And now we're friends...and he's playing cigar box guitar, too.  Which leads us to two concerts this week, Thurs and Friday:
  • Gospel blues legend, Glenn Kaiser (ex-Rez Band, Kaiser/Mansfield) and Shane Speal sitting side-by-side!!!
  • Thursday, May 26, 7-9pm
  • The York Emporium Bookstore, York PA
  • FREE - NO TICKETS NEEDED
  • This concert will also be fed live to Facebook at Cigar Box Nation TV:  www.Facebook.com/cigarboxguitar
SECOND SHOW ADDED!!!
  • Glenn Kaiser and Shane Speal in a tavern gig...sanctified at a bar, just like Son House!
  • Friday, May 27, 8-11pm
  • at the Pub On the Trail in York PA
  • No cover. 

STAY PRIMAL! LIVE PRIMAL!
-Shane

 

The "Mi Amor" cigar box guitar.
Currently on tour with Shane Speal. 
Get yours here


 

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