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There’s just something about an organized pile of junk…especially when you’re an instrument builder. Ben Gity Baker shows off the amazing stash at www.CBGitty.com headquarters and talks about inspiration. He also demonstrates the Bike Pump Steam Whistle contraption originally used in the documentary, Chasing Steam.
Shane Speal just finished a cigar box guitar with an Open E tuning (E B E Ab) and he’s getting some great ideas with the sound. Watch this the whole way through for interesting tidbits, building ideas and even a bit of playing lessons, too…
Attitude is everything…even if it means beating the heck out of your guitar to get those sounds. Shane Speal is known for his violent approach to playing. He’s even wearing a hole in his main cigar box guitar.
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!