How Shoemaker Brothers Band Was Formed: Nate Shoemaker on James Lowe's Syndicated Radio Show Talking About Beginnings of this Unique Band

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Video Discription: How Shoemaker Brothers Were Formed: Nate Shoemaker of the Shoemaker Brothers band talks about how the band came together on James Lowe's syndicated radio show out of KJAG in Salina, Kansas. Nate Shoemaker talks about how they all went their separate ways for a while and then came back together at Washington State University and then quit school to play music. They now live in Southern California and have developed a loyal fan base while producing three albums.

The Shoemaker brothers, Nate, Sam, Gabe and Daniel, were raised in Washington State. Their three albums are Washington Days, On the Road and Reflections. Each brother was trained on classical instruments from an early age and each writes their own original songs and music.

Each Shoemaker Brother can play multiple instruments, such as guitar, piano, drums, bass, violin, and during a concert they are constantly switching roles, which brings freshness to each song that range from folk type ballads to high energy rock, from an Irish-Celtic type of sound to soul searching songs that paint a lilting picture of pain and hope. Sam, who served as a Marine in Iraq and participated in the massive Fallujah Campaign, in some ways is a de facto leader but the band actually comes as close to a true democracy that one can find. When sitting down to chat with all four Shoemaker Brothers, a feeling that all of them basically know what all the others are thinking or are about to say comes across.

Loyal fans and musicians love the band and their gigs are well attended throughout Southern California. The Brothers draw large crowds at all the major venues and are booked and re-booked constantly. They have played Whiskey A Go Go, The Roxy, Canyon Club, World Fest, Camarillo Festival, Oak's Music Nights. They have also opened for major acts like Little Feet, Loggins and Messina, Los Lobos, Canned Heat, all this in one short year. For an unknown band just arrived in Los Angeles this kind of progress in such a short time is phenomenal.


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