Imagine KISS as a jug band...
Speaking of plugging in, audience members are usually shocked to see the presence of electric cigar box guitars, washtub basses and washboards. The instruments are pure American grit, yet they're cranked thru blazing amplifiers. It's a glitch in the matrix...a trip through the wormhole of the blues. It shouldn't work, but dammit, it does.
Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band releases the long awaited "Holler" album, featuring one hour of pure stomp rock. Cigar box guitars, washboards, electric washtub bass and harmonica chugging out the loudest blues this side of Hound Dog Taylor.
"If Rob Zombie had a jug band it would sound like this. This is Captain Spaulding’s blues. He’s going to play this song while he chases you around the tunnels under his basement and you’ll like it. The song’s protagonist is spending “49 YEARS” in the pen and he's not happy. Even the title is in CAPS; that’s mad. He’s got murdering in mind and you’ve got 49 MINUTES to live once he’s out. The sound is harsh, the percussion adds suspense, the shrieking slide and the howling harp add tension..." www.BluesBiscuits.com
"Not only did Shane shift my views on the cigar box guitar, and the genre of music he is pioneering, but I felt like I just unearthed the Holy Grail; forever changing my views on a genre of music that has the roots of simplicity and soul that lay within each of us." GlennWatt.com