Speal's Tavern - a CBG Blues Club near Pittsburgh


Speal's Tavern - a CBG Blues Club near Pittsburgh

Shane Speal announces a brand new venue in the Western PA area... Speal's Tavern. Speal's has been pouring since the end of Prohibition...and has recently gone thru a metamorphosis as a blow-the-roof-off blues club.

Website: http://www.spealstavern.com
Location: New Alexandria, PA
Members: 85
Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2017

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Comment by william Joseph mcbride on October 22, 2011 at 10:18am


 I play an array of Instruments from banjo to hurdy gurdy.
I picked up a Guitar Dulcimer 3 years ago and thought i would Make a cigar box version.
this went by the wayside and unfinished.
Then i discovered the Diddley Bow.
I finished the cigar box diddley 10-20-2011 with a Camel Snus resonator.
I will be putting a Transuducer in next and give it a wirl.
will post pictures soon.
I have also Just ordered a custome Cigar box Fiddle
with a Strum stick dulcimer neck from Blaine Horlocker who made my dulcimer.
He really likes a challenge. will send pics on that also.
If interested in having speciall items made like this you may want to check him out at

Comment by ledbelly on November 22, 2010 at 8:55pm
i just joined a few days ago so i am just trying to catchup on some of this stuff.i'm from youngstown, ohio how far is that from speal's.?it sounds cool.all the blues bars here turn into dance clubs thanx to the damn kids here.but then all the clubs die out shortly after.they all want to be too big.noone wants to think small first
Comment by Matthew Borczon on November 9, 2010 at 6:18am
Well Shane thats one way to get rid of them. There is an audience who will never get it and you don't want them taking up a seat from the ones who do get it. I have been asked on more than one occasion if I know the refrain from playing. I allways use that as a que to turn my amp up louder! If its too loud your too old used to printed on the back of my olf favorite kiss concert shirt, the rule appys here
Comment by the factory throw out on November 8, 2010 at 5:34pm
Sounds like mr ain't been laid in a while had a little hissy fit. If its too loud take a viagra slip yourself a mickey and go fxxx yourself old man
Comment by Craig Cox on October 8, 2010 at 4:55pm
yeah, that's good, cause I was about to make some weekend-upsetting plan changes!
Comment by Craig Cox on October 8, 2010 at 4:23pm
hey Shane,
The Tavern page says grand re-opening hootenany is Oct 30. Today's email says Oct 8, today! What's the real deal?
Comment by louis nicolia on October 7, 2010 at 7:32pm
Shane you NAILED those fiddle tunes! Loved it...
Comment by Wichita Sam on October 2, 2010 at 4:22am

I'm in the process of "thinning the herd"... if you let me know your address, I'd pick out a 4 string fretted for you..... What are you doing in Afganistan? whatever, stay safe friend.....

the best,

Wichita Sam
Comment by Matthew Borczon on October 1, 2010 at 6:49pm
I am in engl;and headed over to aghanistan in a week/ If nyone would build me a cbg for the trip over I woul;d pprecoiatr it. I can givee you the adresss if you will help me out. Otherwise I am ok, so if you can help let me knoe
Comment by Craig Cox on September 16, 2010 at 5:18pm
sadly, of course, the corporate swine at A-B moved brewing operations to NJ a few years ago. what a travesty to tradition.

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