With the raw, visceral emotion and soul-stirring sound he's known for, Dave Shoemaker is one of Appalachia's most unique and spellbinding artists. Hailing from the foothills of Eastern Kentucky, Shoemaker's writing was heavily influenced by the music bore in the mountains and the sonic discoveries of his youth. Featuring an underlying metal edge to his voice and a poetic tongue sharp as a knife, his style is an eclectic mix of genres ranging from folk and bluegrass to heavier influences all combined into a genre all his own.
Amplifying the impassioned nature of his songs, Shoemaker's live performance is an electric experience from first chord played to last note sang every time he steps on stage-he'll command attention with each stomp of his bare foot and word he bellows.
A very honest storyteller and deliberate songwriter, Shoemaker pens his songs shaped by the events of his life, showcasing immense honesty in his veracious transparency. From pain and hopelessness to love and happiness-every emotion, he tells it all.
Shoemaker is steadily taking his plethora of songs and stories to venues big and small all around Kentucky and beyond while wowing audiences with his passionate performances.