BOB SHOEMAKER

Raised on a steady diet of Son House, Leadbelly, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Bob Shoemaker cultivated the touch of a blues master at an early age on his 1936 National Steel guitar.  

Shoemaker honed his craft for decades busking the streets of Seattle, Portland and his native Boston, sharpening his command of the Delta Blues into a style that has caught the discerning ears of such artists as Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal.  

Showcased at the Portland Blues Festival at the launch of it's creation, Bob Shoemaker combines his virtuosic slide and finger-picking technique with powerful and moving vocals.