Lemuel sheppard

Lemuel sheppard

 Pittsburg, Kansas, USA

A performance unlike any other artist, original songs that will make you want to dance and his blend of traditional songs with modern arrangements appeal to a wide viriety of audiences. He is a guitarist comfortable in any style of music and a voice trained by "The Grand Dame of American Music."


For over twenty years Lemuel Sheppard has been presenting concerts with performances in Brazil, South Africa, and at The Kennedy Center for the performing arts. He has performed under the funding auspices of ; UNESCO, USIA, Arts America, and the US Embassy. In 1979 Lemuel appeared in a CBS Special Segment titled Pioneers in Black Music with Eva Jessey, the original choral director for George Gershwin’s folk opera “Porgy and Bess” and in 2007 the Kansas Folklore Society gave Lemuel the Joan O’Bryant award for his performances, presentations and scholarship in folklore and folk music.

"Thanking you for a wonderful year of touring for our company
we appreciated so very much all of the great shows, the professional way you did them, and all the extra miles and efforts on some of the weeks. I would hope we could do another tour in the future."
John Tacha
The Bureau of Lectures
Lawrence Kansas

The Eisteddfod International Music Festival in South Africa referred to Lemuel as “An example in international and inter-cultural relations."

"The perfect touring artist'
US Embassy Brasil

"Lem has been traveling the world teaching them about us, and traveling the country teaching us about ourselves."

Elgin Community College,
"You have an open invitation to play here anytime"


1994 Brimstone Cooler
1994 KTWU Sunflower Journeys ( Public Television)
1999 Kennedy Center Millennium Concert Series (live concert available to view on line)
1999 Mix on the Fly (Compilation from 90.5 WCBE Columbus Ohio)
2004 Sound Track to PBS documentary "Black White& Brown
2005 Urbanfolk(Listen at cdbaby.com/lemuels)
Downloads at myspace.com/lemuelsheppard