Professional Steel Guitarist
Recognized as a accomplished steel guitarist, songwriter, entertainer!
Shoemaker was born April 2nd 1952 in Beloit, Kansas. He
spent his childhood on farm near Ionia,
Kansas where family traditional music was a major influence.
Shoemaker’s music career started early in his life at the age of 6
year’s. Curt was part of his Mother’s
band at local community events. Later he began to play various
After some years he purchased his first steel guitar an began his career as a professional musician. After some years with Midwest bands, he moved on to Nashville,Tennessee for a short period of time. After leaving Nashville, Curt moved to Branson, Missouri, where he played for a variety of professional shows and Recording Artist's including The Brumley Show,
Greek, The Texans, The Ozark
Opry And Boxcar Willie.
In the mid 90’s, Shoemaker returned to Kansas and took a job with KFRM Radio,Salina/Wichita as a band leader for their radio road shows. Presently he lives in Ionia, Kansas Where he writes songs and performs his music in many cities and venues across the United States. Shoemaker has become one of the most sought after recording steel guitarists on recording sessions of many recording studio’s clients, due to his unique creativity, ideal tone quality, professional music arrangements on many corporate, custom, and vanity studio recording sessions, where a need for a professional steel guitar sound is needed by “producers” of Sessions or want to “Shop” a Major “CD” recording contract deal for a recording Artist. Over the years Curt has been invited to play and perform at many steel guitar shows and Conventions such as the renowned International Steel Guitar Convention held in St. Louis, Missouri. His resume also includes performances in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, and Arkansas. Shoemaker works many live stage shows and concert with national acts and well-known regional performers including Stone-Wall Jackson, Leona Williams, Claude Gray, Jean Shepard, Norma Jean, and Les Gilliam. Curt’s versatility, attitude, attention to the music arrangement detail of the song being performed is a compliment to any Recording Artist stage production.
Curt Shoemaker is a lifelong professional musician entertainer who has shared his music abilities with many friends and fans across the United States and through out the world. With his smooth and fluent style, Curt is a respected Professional Musician, Steel Guitarist, and Songwriter who never fails to inspire others and impress all listeners and fellow players alike.
2007-Kansas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Ceremony with Kansas Governor Sebelius.
2008-Charted Four #1 Instrumental Hits.
2009-Named #1 of the TOP 100 ARTIST LIST
of Radioactive Airplay (Exclusive
download Site for radio D.J.'s)
2010-National Traditional Country Music Association
Hall Of Fame Inductee.
National Traditional Country Music Association
Instrumental Album Of The Year.
2011-Nebraska Country Music Foundation Hall Of Fame Inductee.
CD’s Are Available From Him
For $15.00 Each Plus $2.00 Shipping @ cd.
Send Your Order To: SHOE BOX MUSIC R.R#2 Box #142
Ionia, Kansas, 66949 785.786.3361
He will accept Checks, Pay-Pal, or Money Orders.
Payable To Shoebox Music. Allow 3 Weeks For Shipping
Name Of CD's Available.
* MEGA STEEL, Curt Shoemaker, CD #LUN33932
* SUNSET over the Heartland, Curt Shoemaker, CD#LUN80302
*Gathered in his Name, Curt Shoemaker, CD#LUN77682
*The Shoe, Curt Shoemaker
These CD's Are also available on www.curtshoemaker.com
People Who Nominated Curt Shoemaker For This Country Music Showcase
International Inc. Trustee: For This Iowa/Midwest "Virtual" Country Music Heritage
Museum, Library, Hall Of Fame Honor, are listed below:
*Pat Boilesen, Albion Nebraska, Singer/ Songwriter/ pianist/Entertainer.
She was inducted into the NTCMA Hall Of Fame in 1999 and was
privileged to receive the Rural Roots outstanding Gospel Album in 2010.
Curt most certainly has earned this Hall Of Fame Award, I am so very proud to be a
peer and to place his name in nomination for this honor.
*Elton Flodman, Hordville, Nebraska, Recording, Artist, Songwriter, Promoter. I had
my own Country Music Festival for 12 Years. I help promote young musicians
with concerts in Nebraska and Kansas. I book about four concerts a year in the Midwest.
*Maureen J. Pace, Atlantic, Iowa 50022 Friend & Fan of Curt Shoemaker.