After a run of eight years spearheading C. B. Gitty's marketing efforts, our friend Shane Speal has moved on to new pastures. Going forward, he'll be heading up the Digital Marketing efforts for Fox Chapel Publishing, the company that published his book Making Poor Man's Guitars.
Don't worry though, the King of the Cigar Box Guitar isn't going anywhere. He'll still be making music, building guitars (for fun!) and making videos to share on his YouTube, TikTok and other channels.
I want to personally wish Shane all the best in his new line of work, and can't wait for us both to be in New Orleans for the New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival in a couple of weeks.
Shane recorded a farewell video not long ago, to announce his new endeavors in person, which you can watch below.
Good luck sir, we'll miss you being involved in the day-to-day!
Ben "Gitty" Baker