Innovation Concerts presents
Rise Up, Sunz of Sam, 33
135 South Byrne Road
Toledo, OH, 43615
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
For Fans Of:
Flyleaf, Seether, Staind, Static-X, Ill Niño, Taproot, Three Days Grace,Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, Mudvayne, Halestorm, Smile Empty Soul
Matt Fisher - Bass
Nathan Hunt - Vocals
Josh Hamler - Rhythm Guitar
Ryan Tomlinson - Lead Guitar
It has been a long road for Shaman's Harvest filled with moments of triumph alongside challenges that few bands have the strength to overcome. Through it all, the quartet looks optimistically towards a future with a record that exhibits their strongest, most meaningful recordings to date. Long-time brothers in arms, they are stronger than ever with enduring souls that never cease to persevere. Singer Nathan Hunt overcame a bout with cancer while the band created Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns, so perhaps fate is now unequivocally on their side.
The story begins years ago in the Midwestern town of Jefferson City, Missouri. Bassist Matt Fisher and singer Nathan Hunt began a collaboration with guitarist Josh Hamler that has remained the foundation and core of Shaman's Harvest. Fisher reflects, "Drake and I have been through a tremendous amount of high's and low's together in our years. We have somehow managed to keep this music marriage together. Playing music has squashed our differences, and it is our synergy. I believe we share a soul in it. From the moment I meet him in his mother's basement in August, 1996 I've held the conviction he is a rare talent you might find once in your life." Rhythm guitarist Josh Hamler echoes these sentiments sharing, "Nate has the gift of voice. A voice that almost any vocalist would dream of having. He brings a very artistic approach to song writing making even the simplest songs very unique, original, and very much that Shaman's Harvest sound."
Musically, the years together have created an intuitive symbiosis amongst the trio, which truly only comes with comfort and familiarity. Hunt offers, "Josh and Matt I've known just as long as I've known anybody. We can play something new together and not have to think, and we know where it's going. Those boys capture the essence of the soul in the rhythm section. Its effortless playing with the both of um."
They are all grew up together, sharing dreams, and becoming men in the heartland of the U.S.A. Hunt shares, "Living in Missouri is awesome. I grew up moving around quite a bit, but knew Missouri as home. There's a beauty in the grit of us Midwesterners. We work hard, make babies, drink too damn much, and we're not afraid to rebuild and start over when we get God-smacked. We have an art community all our own, inspired by wind in the wheat fields, and summer morning haze off the rivers and streams. If shit is broke we either fix it ourselves, or put it up on blocks for yard art. There's enough musicians in the city jungles of New York and Los Angeles and they don't need four more of us. Here we have artistic elbow room."
After moments of significant heights, there were moments where it seemed as though the band was going to break wide open. Their early years saw the release three albums which capture the band defining their sound: Last Call for Goose Creek (1999),
Deep inside Missouri's capital city, you will find one of the most amazing bands to emerge from the Midwest. This 5-piece features Nathan "Drake" Hunt on vocals, Josh Hamler on guitar, bassist Matt Fisher, Derrick Shipp on lead guitar and Adam Zemanek on drums. Together, they have formulated their own unique mix of modern and classic rock with a southern twist that has energized fans across the nation.
Shaman's Harvest has successfully endured a long journey and cultivated a large national fan base. "Dragonfly," from the album SHINE, truly showcased their unique ability to create a dynamic original sound. Their debut single from the critically acclaimed album landed on both the Billboard Active Rock (#13) and Heritage Rock (#9) charts and set the boys up to be one of the biggest truly independent rock bands of today. This brought on national tours with Adelitas Way, Puddle of Mudd, Black Stone Cherry, AC/DC, and not to mention the largest of national festivals. The band's hard work and dedication to touring catapulted them into the spotlight and opened doors to many opportunities including professional sports teams, WWE wrestlers, and movie soundtracks using Shaman's Harvest songs.
Spending most of 2012 in the studio, Shaman's Harvest continues to forge ahead with their Fifth full-length album titled "Smokin Hearts & Broken Guns" due for release late summer 2014 featuring "Dangerous" as the first single. In support of the new album, Shaman's Harvest will be hitting the road in 2014 bringing thier unique style of Rock n Roll to a venue near you.
Sunz of Sam
$15.00 - $18.00
Civic Music Hall
Thu, September 27
Sat, October 13