IF I HAD MY WAY:
The 10 Year Anniversary of the Cigar Box Guitar Tribute to Blind Willie Johnson
Ten years ago, I put out the invitation for folks to submit cover songs of Blind Willie Johnson played on cigar box guitar. The recordings ranged from lo-fi to studio professional, with even legendary Gospel bluesman, Glenn Kaiser singing "Praise God I'm Satisfied" directly into his cell phone. (It was Kaiser's modern method of field recording!)
This morning, I made the album available for free download (or pay what you want) over at https://shanespeal.com/music-downloads. I also added a few bonus tracks: three Blind Willie Johnson covers from my Jug Fusion album. Go download the whole thing and enjoy.
Oh... you might notice that ShaneSpeal.com looks a bit different. I'm revamping the whole site. It's not done yet (especially the front page), but you can poke around.
Stay primal and scroll down.
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"I fell in love with this guitar the very first time I strummed it."
Play the same Macanudo cigar box guitar that I first fell in love with back in 1996! I'm offering a new run of cigar box guitars made to the specs of my original "Old Faithful" cigar box guitar.
I've built these fully acoustic, exactly like I performed with from 1996-2004. No mods will be offered. Only a limited number will be available at just $195 + shipping.
ALLOW THREE WEEKS FOR SHIPPING. These guitars are made-to-order.