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Shane Speal shows off a nearly-dead parlour guitar and demonstrates how you can get new life from it with strings, tunings and slide choice. Thank you to our sponsor, www.CBGitty.com. For more info on Shane, check out www.ShaneSpeal.com
Rod Goelz teaches kids how to play music based on a theory called “BoomPop,” a style that mixes improv jamming with simplified instruments. In this edition of Cigar Box Nation TV, he gets into the finer details of inspiring children. There’s cigar box guitars, diddley bows and a whole lotta funk goin’ on…
Wanna hear some exclusive demos of Shane Speal’s next album? He gave a glimpse of the jazzy blues project in the works with three songs, “House of Rust,” “They Call Me the King” and “Red Train Blue Train.” What do you think? Post your comments below!
TJ Wheeler showed up to the C. B. Gitty Mill Stage in New Hampshire and ripped through an hour of incredible acoustic blues on cigar box guitar, 7 string acoustic and even a one-string diddley bow. Included is a brand new song recently written by Wheeler.
The latest episode of Cigar Box Nation TV is actually two episodes. Part one was filmed at the C. B. Gitty headquarters in New Hampshire. In it, Ben Gitty shows off his latest cigar box ukulele hybrid instruments.
Part Two features Shane Speal and the cigar box guitars he will be using for a special Les Paul Family concert tomorrow.