Shane Speal signs landmark record deal with newly formed C. B. Gitty Records

"King of the Cigar Box Guitar" signs landmark record deal with newly formed C. B. Gitty Records

Shane Speal and Ben Baker seal the deal, creating C. B. Gitty Records and
plan the upcoming Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band album. 

 

Two of the biggest players in the modern Cigar Box Guitar Revolution, Shane "The King of Cigar Box Guitar" Speal and guitar parts entrepreneur Ben “Gitty” Baker met last Friday to ink a deal creating C. B. Gitty Records, the first major homemade instrument record label of its kind. 
 
The secret meeting was held at the New Hampshire factory headquarters of C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply, the world’s largest cigar box guitar and homemade instrument parts company. Company owner, Ben Baker said, “with the explosion of the cigar box guitar into the mainstream, it was only natural that we would create our own label and sign Shane Speal.”  He continued, “there’s not a band around that can touch Shane Speal’s Snake Oil Band.”  Baker added, “after hearing the songs that will make up this next album.  I had to get behind this project.” 
 
Speal said, “For what I have started with the cigar box guitar movement, Ben has multiplied it one hundred fold with his parts company, CBGitty.com.”  Speal added, “I’ve had several offers from record labels over the past year and I’ve turned them all down to work with Ben Baker.  He understands me and my music.  We’re in this together and the album is going to be incredible!”
 
Shane Speal is known as “The King of the Cigar Box Guitar” and has been playing the instrument for over twenty years.  His theatrical Shane Speal’s Snake Oil Band is a hard rock incarnation of traditional jug bands and features electric washtub bass, washboard and harmonica in addition to Speal’s cigar box guitars and electric foot stomper. 

A full-length album by Shane Speal’s Snake Oil Band is slated for late Spring 2014.

See the official promo video for Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band on Youtube





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Comment by Jawbone Kent on March 6, 2014 at 11:19pm
Glad to be back, been out really sick, wanna catch up, so much has been happening I see..
Congrats on the movement..
Comment by the anonymous pick on March 6, 2014 at 3:11pm

hella  kewl!!

Comment by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) on March 6, 2014 at 3:01pm
BIG NEWS! Dennis Woloch, the iconic art director behind every KISS album cover from 1975-1986 will be the designer of the upcoming Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band album on C. B. Gitty Records!!! (Yes, he was the guy behind KISS Alive, Destroyer, the solo albums, Creatures of the Night... all of 'em.) I just got off the phone with him. We discussed concepts, themes and talked a whole lot about KISS. Dennis is also a cigar box guitarist! I'm freaking out here. Tag: @[519517454:2048:Ronn Benway], @[783671203:2048:Aaron Richard Lewis], @[1277502994:2048:Ben Baker], @[115141441872624:274:C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply], @[1363518599:2048:Melissa Bilello Speal], @[1360100101:2048:Janis Reid Barranti], @[100001966134190:2048:Dan Speal], @[1053965560:2048:Nikki Speal Barnard]

BIG NEWS! Dennis Woloch, the iconic art director behind every KISS album cover from 1975-1986 will be the designer of the upcoming Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band album on C. B. Gitty Records!!! (Yes, he was the guy behind KISS Alive, Destroyer, the solo albums, Creatures of the Night... all of 'em.)

I just got off the phone with him. We discussed concepts, themes and talked a whole lot about KISS. Dennis is also a cigar box guitarist!

I'm freaking out here.

Comment by RTZGUITARS on March 6, 2014 at 1:23pm

One small step for guitar music one giant leap for Homemade guitar music kind.

It's like the trains is just leaving the station Good Luck Guy's.

Comment by 14 buck bass (aka antonio) on March 6, 2014 at 12:20am

right on Guys Best of luck and cant wait til the album comes out !!! 

Comment by Glenn Watt on March 5, 2014 at 9:41pm
Congratulations to you both, Ben and Shane. Like many of those here I am looking forward to what is to come of this union.

Also, it is great to see such positive comments on this thread. This sort of communal well-wishing is sorely lacking in too many areas in life. It is refreshing to see it here.
Comment by James O Lunsford on March 5, 2014 at 8:40pm

Wish you Guys the Best of Luck with your New Label Hope you sell a million Shane!!!

Comment by BUGGY (C) on March 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

Nice one Mr Gitty and Mr Speal...do you get paid in guitar parts when you sell records?...KOol

Comment by Wichita Sam on March 5, 2014 at 4:01pm

I like it. Congrats! Should be good for both Shane and Benand good fron the movemnt!  Good guys can finish first!

Comment by Ben Ellison on March 5, 2014 at 6:30am

 fantastic news hope you sell a million

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