With a down-home spirit, Shaman’s Harvest delivers real rock in Raleigh

Shaman's Harvest

By Gus Samarco, Rock At Night Raleigh, North Carolina Correspondent

Venue: The Ritz, Raleigh, North Carolina – July 6th, 2016 – HellPop Tour with: Sunflower Dead, Shaman’s Harvest, HELLYEAH with Headliner: In This Moment

Members:  Nathan Hunt (Vocals & Acoustic Guitar), Josh Hamler (Guitar) and Matt Fisher (Bass), Adam Zemanek (Drums/Vocals),  Derrick Shipp (Lead Guitar/Vocals)

Gus and Josh
Josh and Gus (selfie)

For the past two years, Jefferson City, Missouri based rock band Shaman’s Harvest has been extensively touring across North America as both headline and support, positioning themselves as a radio favorite and attracting loyal fans across the country. Airplay of “In Chains”, “Dirty Diana” and “Dangerous” have become popular songs on the circuit as well as other songs from their latest album Smokin’ Hearts and Broken Guns.

During their most recent HellPop Tour, which includes Sunflower Dead, HELLYEAH and In This Moment, Shaman’s Harvest, Rock At Night caught up with them at The Ritz, Raleigh North Carolina, on July 6th.  Photographing this show was the perfect excuse to visit The Ritz in Raleigh, which was actually my first concert at this venue–and I was impressed. It is a great spacious venue with good acoustics, very competent light and music techs.  Best of all,  from the person collecting the tickets to the security folks in the photo pit, I had a great experience. A big shout out to the staff at The Ritz !  Keep up the great work!

Inside the venue I was surprised to see a variety of  local and craft beers on tap, again, a great venue, even more if you are a  “pain in the neck beer drinker” like myself.

Shaman’s Harvest performed on stage after Sunflower Dead, and did an awesome  job of lifting the crowd into a “ready-to-rock” spirit.  With a blend of hard rock, Southern rock, blues and a hint of funk metal, Shaman’s Harvest delivered–and the crowd was loving it!  I could feel the band’s energy at the show with the same intensity as during the headliners performances. Shaman’s Harvest gives 100 percent and did not disappoint.  The crowd, which was comprised of mixed generations, all were digging the band, whose music was not only good for the soul but also fun to watch. All around, Shaman’s Harvest put on great entertainment– as you can see from the pictures–for the whole family.

After their performance I had the pleasure to chat with guitarist Josh Hamler, who was very friendly and accommodating. I love when band members make themselves available to the fans, keeping it real.  He seemed very humble and appreciative. Josh’s message was “If you like rock music, find yourself a rock concert this summer, and visit your favorite band’s concession stand for a CD or T-Shirt”.  Indeed!  Support your local working musician!

You can check out the photo highlights of Shaman’s Harvest in the photo gallery below:

Photo Gallery



Confirmed appearances include:

Saturday, May 13       Columbia, MO                        The Blue Note !

Saturday, May 14       Rock Falls, Illinois                  Long Shot !

Sunday, May 15          Loves Park, Illinois                 Forest Hills Lodge !

Friday, May 27           Pryor, Oklahoma                     Rocklahoma

Saturday, May 28       Anthony, Texas                       Wet n’ Wild Water World

Sunday, May 29          Dallas, Texas                           KEGL’s BFD Show

Friday, June 10           Battle Creek, Michigan           The Music Factory !

Saturday, June 11       Steven’s Point, Wisconsin       Live On Main !

Sunday, June 12          South Bend, Indiana               The Bear’s Big Growl 5

Friday, June 17           Sunrise Beach, Missouri          Picklehead’s Roadhouse !

Saturday, June 18       Clive, Iowa                             7 Flags Event Center #

Sunday, June 19          Wichita, Kansas                      The Cotillion #

Tuesday, June 21        Lubbock, Texas                       Lonestar Pavilion #

Wednesday, June 22   Midland, Texas                       La Hacienda Event Center #

Friday, June 24           Abilene, Texas                        Abilene Civic Center #

Saturday, June 25       Denver, Colorado                   The Fillmore Auditorium – KBPI

Monday, June 27        Corpus Christi, Texas              Concrete Street Amphitheater #

Wednesday, June 29   Birmingham, Alabama            Iron City #

Thursday, June 30       Orlando, Florida                     Hard Rock Live #

Friday, July 1              St. Petersburg, Florida            Jannus Live #

Sunday, July 3            Myrtle Beach, South Carolina House of Blues #

Tuesday, July 5           Atlanta, Georgia                     The Masquerade – Heaven #

Wednesday, July 6      Raleigh, NC                            The Ritz #

Friday, July 8              Norfolk, VA                           The NorVa #

Saturday, July 9          Inwood, West Virginia           Shiley Acres #

Sunday, July 10          Asheville, NC                         The Orange Peel #

Tuesday, July 12         Peoria, Illinois                         Limelight Eventplex #

Saturday, July 23        Maryland Heights, Missouri   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ^

Friday, July 29            Hinckley, Minnesota               Grand Casino Hinckley Amph.*

Friday, August 12       Sturgis, South Dakota             Iron Horse Saloon %

Saturday, August 13   Lincoln, Nebraska                   Bourbon Theatre %

Sunday, August 14     Tulsa, Oklahoma                     Brady Theater %

Tuesday, August 16    Memphis, Tennessee               Minglewood Hall %

Wednesday, Aug. 17 Nashville, TN                          Cannery Ballroom %

Friday, August 19       Columbus, Ohio                      Express Live %

Saturday, August 20   Fort Wayne, Indiana               Piere’s Entertainment Center %

Wednesday, Aug. 24 Post Falls, Idaho                     Greyhound Park and Event Center

Thursday, August 25 Missoula, Montana                  Big Sky Brewing Company

Friday, August 26       Nampa, Idaho                         Ford Idaho Center

Saturday, August 27   Jerome, Idaho                         Diamondz Event Center !

# – Opening For In This Moment and Hellyeah

^ – Opening For Halestorm and Shinedown

% – Opening For In This Moment and Nonpoint

* – Second of Four with Three Days Grace and 3 Doors Down

! – Headlining

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Gus Samarco

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