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Shane Speal

Shane Speal

Calling Shane Speal a blues musician only describes 10% of his entire artistic output.  Speal singlehandedly spearheaded a worldwide movement of cigar box guitar makers and players, reintroducing a long lost instrument into modern music.  He writes his own music on instruments he crafted himself and performs live with his humorous Snake Oil Band, an electrified jug band with cigar box guitars, washtub basses and other homemade contraptions.

The core of Shane Speal’s work centers around

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  • Shane Speal performing live


  • \"Poor, But Satisfied\" by Shane Speal\'s Snake Oil Band. Official video filmed for Downtown First Awards, August 2020


  • \"Drinkin\' Beer\" by Shane Speal\'s Snake Oil Band. A re-working of an old Jimmy Witherspoon swing song, performed on cigar box guitars, washtub bass, harmonica and cajon. Recorded in celebration of Downtown York\'s vibrant craft beer scene.

  • \"Mother Leeds\" by Shane Speal. Instruments include cigar box guitar, Coke crate foot stomper, washtub bass, door spring

  • \"Red Dress\" by Shane Speal\'s Snake Oil Band. Instruments include cigar box guitar, washboard, washtub bass, Coke crate foot stomper, harmonica


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