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I think I was talking to Ben Gitty about all the work I was doing on my damn book plus my Guitar World column, building guitars and other things when I exclaimed, "this morning started years ago."

Sometimes song titles unexpectedly leap out of your mouth.  

Here's the current cover for my book.  I pretty much hate the look, but the folks at the publishing company say it's a hit.  We're still in editing and just yesterday, I asked them to shuffle all the chapters.  Being an author has turned me into an absolute bitch.  

I'm sure I just caused at least one editor to drink himself silly last night. 

I'm wayyy too passionate about this stuff.

The book is slated for release in October.  You'll be the first to know when pre-sale and autographed copies are available. 

I'm back writing for Guitar World Magazine again.  Expect to see one new online article a week from me.   
My latest offerings are here.

There's no gigs for me this weekend, but next week is the huge CreekFire Fest in York, PA.  Shane Speal and the Snakes will be performing right on the Codorus Creek Dock in front of blazing bonfires on the creek itself.  More info here.  

Stay primal.

Ronn Benway fans, I've included his current concert schedule at the bottom of this email.  Not only is he playing washboard with the snakes, he's also got a full slate of acoustic shows, too.

3 Shirts for $25 Sale is still happening! 
Small, Medium, LG & XL still in stock

HUGE SALE! Get three shirts (all same size) for just $25 + shipping. Randomly selected by Shane himself

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VooDoo Bone Slides are back in stock!

Precision slide playing with the mass and sustain of brass. These are handmade by Pat Johnson of the legendary Voodoo Bone Slide Company at the request of Shane Speal.

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Upcoming shows:
  • CREEKFIRE YORK May 26, Codorus Creek Foundry Park (beside the Waterway Bar and Grill).  Events start at 5. Band takes the stage at 7. Free!  >>INFO
  • Friday, June 1:  Liquid Hero Brewery, 7-10
  • Saturday, June 2: ROOSTERPALOOZA FEST, Spring Grove PA.  >>TICKETS AND INFO
  • June 13CBBCity (Crystal Ball Brewery), 21 S Beaver St, York, PA - 6-9pm.  Acoustic NOLA style show >>INFO
  • Saturday, July 28:  Susquehanna Folk

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Comment by Glenn Watt on May 21, 2018 at 11:39am

I'm exhausted by following all the things you're up to, Shane. You're a good man doing a lot of good work. Over the years I have benefitted and learned from your educational resources, performances, and writings, and am grateful for all of it. For those reasons and more, I look forward to trading my hard-earned money for a copy of your upcoming book. It's going to be awesome.

Comment by Dave Lynas on May 19, 2018 at 5:54pm

Beautiful cover Shane! It’s Coming!

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