Cd
New album

Subscribe to Shane's newsletter (features, lessons, cool stuff)

* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

JUST RELEASED!  Shane Speal & the Snakes - Stay Primal!

The latest album mixes jug band music, hard rocking energy and homemade instruments!  Listen to sound clips and get your copy here!!!

News

How to Set Up a Seasick Steve "Three String Trance Wonder" Guitar

Originally published at Cigar Box Nation.

Thanks to Seasick Steve's buddy, Davey (the maker of the hubcap guitar) for helping on this article.

Seasick Steve's "3-String Trance Wonder" guitar is the stuff of legend.  The guitar was originally given to Steve with only three strings left, and he's kept it that way ever since. 

Seasick's guitar is nothing but an old Japanese hollowbody guitar from the 60's, most likely from the Teisco factory.  (The body is the same as a Teisco EP-7.)  It probably had…

Read more
Begin

The Beginner's Lesson: How to Play Cigar Box Guitar

I've had some people tell me that my beginner's lessons are too advanced for the person who just picked up a cigar box guitar.  Let me step back from all the detailed cigar box guitar lessons and give you the very basics:  holding the pick and slide plus how to place the slide on the strings.  

I hope that helps!  BTW, I have cigar box guitars just like this one for sale at www.StubbySlide.com

Shane

Date Event Location
Shane Speal & Snakes Unplugged Pub on the Trail, York, PA Pub on the Trail, York, PA
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal & the Snakes at First Cap! First Capital Dispensing Co, York, PA First Capital Dispensing Co, York, PA
Shane Speal & Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band!!! McGarvey's Bar (formerly Aldo's Place), Altoona, PA 16601 McGarvey's Bar (formerly Aldo's Place), Altoona, PA 16601
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal & the Snakes - MILKHOUSE BREWING, Mt. Airy, MD Milkhouse Brewing, Mount Airy, Maryland 21771 Milkhouse Brewing, Mount Airy, Maryland 21771
Shane Speal & the Snakes at ROCKY KNOB FOLKY FEST Rocky Knob Folky Fesat, Gardner's PA Rocky Knob Folky Fesat, Gardner's PA
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal & Snakes ROOSTERPALOOZA FEST ROOSTERPALOOZA FEST at Elicker's Grove, Spring Grove, Pennsylvania 17362 ROOSTERPALOOZA FEST at Elicker's Grove, Spring Grove, Pennsylvania 17362
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania

Download the Album

Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band
"HOLLER!"
Download the album now!  $9.99 for an hour of jug band overdrive rock!
 

"Holler is...in a word, infectious and Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band is the cure.  A mix of blues riffs, field chants, classic rock fuzz that gets your foot stompin'."  Guitar World Magazine