The gentle giant good ole Missouri “boys” that call themselves Shaman’s Harvest hit the river city Marietta, OH this weekend & left the devil in their wake! Roxoff Entertainment hand picked a killer line up and packed the Adelphia Music Hall. The venue was new to me and since I am a huge follower of this band I just had to make a road trip!
This venue was a beautiful old building that reminded me of the Newport Music Hall in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Beautiful old tin ceilings, brick walls, stained glass chandeliers were the back drop for three local openers LIECUS, We Are Funhouse, & Sunset Roosters. They got the night up and rocking & I knew this night was gonna be a hot one!
Nathan Hunt & the boys are fresh off the boat…The Shiprocked cruise that is and the front row was filled with Shiprockers. I had just caught Shaman’s at Express Live for Blitzmas. Our local rock radio station 99.7 the Blitz’ Christmas bash with Seether on the Poison the Parish Tour and was happy to see them in the Spring. It was like a homecoming to me. I ran into so many people who had came a long way for this show. I even ran into our girl Hales who came from a local station before coming to the Blitz.
Shaman’s Harvest will be headed back to Columbus in May for Rock on the Range so I think I may get to see them every season this year which once you have heard their music, you will know why these dates are circled and starred on my calendar. Their fusion of pure rock mixed with a heavy hand of guitars, a pound of tribal like drums, and a voice with grit that’s down right good right down to your toes.

Hunts down ‘N dirty soul sticking vocals combined with the lyrics go in your ears like a beam pointed straight to your heart ‘N soul. Their latest album “Red Hands & Black Deeds” has been met with a great start with songs like “The Come Up”, “Broken Ones”, & “The Devil In Our Wake” which they just released a new video for. They broke out the crowd favorites like “Dirty Diana”, “Dangerous”, & “In Chains” and you could hear the crowd singing up to that tin roof. 

I had a chance to talk with Nathan Hunt about what was on the “to do list”. I thought mine was long! He is a fellow cancer survivor and took a little time off to kick its ass then back on the bus he went. The last time we spoke they were talking about getting a pet for the bus. It was a chicken at first then a finger sized monkey. They are still looking for the right bus mate/maid/pet. They are road dawgs & writing new stuff constantly. They are playing leapfrog a bit jumping on tours with Black Stone Cherry, Nonpoint, 10 Years, Tremonti, & Otherwise in between hitting the big festivals like ROTR, Carolina Rebellion, & Rocklahoma. 
This newest album “Red Hands & Black Deeds” is spectacular to jam to & they debuted “Tusk & Bone” at the Aldephia. It is always a special memory when you hear something live for the first time. Shaman’s Harvest closed with the beautiful “In Chains” and “Dragonfly” leaving the river city full of music and love. 
Never a dull moment with Shaman’s Harvest & always a great time. So, check out their tour schedule, pick a season, & pick a town…just get to a show! 




Photos & Review By Tara Williams aka Pit Princess for PlayitLoud 
Nathan Hunt – Lead Vocals/Acoustic
Josh Hamler – Guitar/Vocals
Matt Fisher – Bass/Vocals
Adam Zemanek – Drums/Vocals
Derrick Shipp – Lead Guitar/Vocals
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