Shayne Soall

Cigar box guitar maker, jeweler, philosopher, blues man through and through, meet Shayne Soall from the Oz Blues and Roots Music Emporium in beautiful Yackandandah.

Shayne has been in the blues music industry for over 30 years in many facets and his is an absorbing story to listen to and one of the most enjoyable ones I have been fortunate enough to record.

He dropped so many names in the interview that it has taken me nearly as long to get the links together (see below) as it did to record and edit the chat 😉

I have also included some images below to help provide some visual background to the chat.

Fiona Boyes, whose track we included in the interview with her kind permission, is a great mate of Shayne’s and plays a number of his cigar box guitars in her recordings and gigs.

p.s. Shayne tells me that Fiona was playing one of his 4 string cigar box guitars in the Baby Please Don’t Go music used in the podcast.

p.p.s Matt Taylor emailed: “Thanks Mike, Shayne certainly is a stalwart of Oz Blues I’ll try to remember to send a photo of the original Chain belt buckle .The cast is solid silver. I wear it at every Chain gig. Listen out for Black and Blue sung from the Female perspective.Matt”  I have now updated the gallery with the pic Matt sent of the original buckle made by Shayne with 7 ounces of sterling silver.

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  1. Listened to this pod cast while wrapping the Christmas presents. I’m Pat Procter’s sister and it was awesome listening to Shayne’s story and what became of him since he lived with our family in Highett.

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