Shane Speal is now booking performing arts centers, festivals and club shows in the Mid Atlantic US region (Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Northern Virginia).  Any tips for venues will be followed up by Speal.

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  • I'm booking 2014 festivals for PA, NY, NJ, MD, DE and VA areas.  Want to see cigar box guitars at your local music/art festival?  Email me the fest link at and I'll apply.  Any and all fests considered! 


    Here's the info I'm sending out.  Feel free to copy/send to your local fests as well:

    I would like to submit Shane Speal's Snake Oil Jug Band for consideration in the 2014 ___________ Festival.  The act is quite unusual and would add a fun "deep blues" element to your fest.

    Based out of York PA, Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band performs folk, blues and more on homemade cigar box guitars, washtub basses, washboards and harmonicas.  Watch the quick 2 minute promo video to see and hear it all:
    We offer a twist to the usual roots music concert scene.  The show is raucous and high energy and features many original songs, yet The Snake Oil Band still honors the past masters with covers by Blind Willie Johnson, Son House and others.

    In addition to performing, Shane Speal can also be available for cigar box guitar history seminars during the fest.  (Great for kids!)
    You can see pictures and more videos at
    Thank you!
    Shane Speal


  • Shane is playing Cafe Nola in Frederick, MD with Hymn for Her!

    wooo this is gonna be a hot one...

  • The Great Lakes area's callin', Minnesota,Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa etc. but of course preferably in Wisconsin. hehe Oh heck, or Chicago... close enough. 
  • Champaign Ill is a grate place. I got a cbg band my self called The Coco Butter Kids and we play all the time. One of the places we play all the time is called the Cowboy Monkey. The guy to talk to is Ward Gollins his email is
  • I re-sent it
  • Shane.  did you see the more recent email asking for more details?


  • Mansfield University Mansfield PA would be a good stop (and town) for your tour.
  • u need to come to wisconsin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Shane - I sent you an email with contacts for Montgomery College Takoma Park Campus here in the DC area.
  • Sure thing, Shane!!  We are working on it!!! :-)  There's gonna be a Speal east coast invasion if I have anything to say about it!!!
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