Shapiro Brothers make their Natalie’s debut, which will also include an opening set by Eric Nassau.
Shapiro Brothers are the duo of midwest music veterans, songwriter Mikal Shapiro and guitarist Chad Brothers, who teamed up to deliver classic country and folk alongside critically acclaimed originals. Strengthened by Shapiro’s lyrical prowess and Brothers world-class flat picking, the couple showcases their craft with close harmonies, intricate guitar work and good chemistry.
Chad Brothers was raised in Winfield, Kansas, home of the International Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival, where he cut his chops on Pecan Grove stages and in late night picking circles. His approach to the guitar reflects a love for classic melodies, rock and roll, acoustic flat picking and an ear for invention.
Mikal Shapiro is a Kansas City songwriter whose musical influences span popular songs, psych rock, lounge and old time spirituals. A third generation storyteller, she draws inspiration from her travels, love life, and the state of the Union. She has toured extensively across the United States and recorded five albums including three solo albums.
Opening will be Eric Nassau, who has been traversing the country since 1996, sharing his unique voice and bringing community together through song. Through his travels, he has been featured at Festivals throughout the Midwest, at the folk clubs in LA , NYC and Chicago, won the weekly Songwriter shoot-out at Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta and is a treasured performer in his hometown of Columbus. In the tradition of folk troubadours, his original songs reflect lived-in soles and handed-down stories, personal anecdotes mixed with imagination and charm. His stage show backs this up; his engaging personality reaches out to audiences like a friend you haven’t seen in years.