SHURMAN

SHURMAN

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandRockAmericana

SHURMAN has gained a reputation as a "must see live act" from their sweat-drenched live shows and relentless touring. The group stands ready to fulfill All Music Guide’s prediction that their “songwriting & synchronicity will carve out a distinct place for the band on the contemporary music scene.”

Biography

There is an elusive sweet spot at the crossroads where soul music, country, and rock’n’roll intersect, and the Austin, TX-based band Shurman hits that bulls-eye dead on. The band has gained a reputation as a “must see live act” built on their sweat-drenched live shows and relentless touring schedule. Underneath the raw energy and grit of the band’s performance lie memorable songs that breathe the truths of unrequited love, life experiences, and emotions both familiar and haunting.

At the heart of Shurman is the songwriting and voice of Aaron Beavers, who founded the band in Los Angeles in 2001. Since then, he has built a dedicated grassroots following over the course of three self-released EPs, and 4 full-length recordings. In 2008, Aaron returned to his native state of Texas from the West Coast to “retune the band” with musicians from the vibrant Austin music scene. In 2010 the band released their 3rd studio album, "Still Waiting for the Sunset" on Sustain/Universal Republic Records. Shortly thereafter, Beavers joined forces with Grammy-winning artist John Popper for a project on 429 Records, and year long tour as a member of John Popper & the Duskray Troubadours.

In 2011, Shurman re-entered the studio and emerged with 2 new records, "A Shurman & Family Holiday Album Vol.1" (due 11/22/11 on Teletone Records) and an 11-song tour-de-force simply titled "Inspiration" (due 2/14/12 on Teletone Records). With a dream team of such killer players as bassist Mike Therieau, lead guitarist Harley Husbands, and Craig Bagby on the drum kit behind Beavers, the group stands ready to fulfill All Music Guide’s prediction that its “songwriting and synchronicity will carve out a distinct place for the band on the contemporary music scene.”

Press for SHURMAN!!
"Very Good! Reminds me of old pre-Heartbreakers' stuff we used to play back in Florida." -- Mike Campbell (Tom Petty’s guitarist)

"This is an awesomely funky record -- warm and soulful"
-- Jon Popper of Blues Traveler

"SHURMAN has been paying their dues on the road for quite some time. Now it's time for the world to get to hear and enjoy them on record. It'll grow on you quick!" -- Jim Lauderdale

"SHURMAN-killer band of genuine heart & soul CCR type all American soulrock! the boys are GREAT!! the real McCoy!" -- Ted "the Motor City Madman" Nugent

“Nothing but raves for the band Shurman who moved to Austin a few months ago from California. Word around town is they can REALLY deliver the song-oriented Rock ‘N’ Roll live.” --Austin-American Statesman

"shurman has done as much to revitalize the world of country rock and roll as it has for music in general" -- LA Weekly

"Skillfully walking the line where the worlds of country and alternative rock intersect" -- Campus Circle

"I'm telling you, I defy anyone not to love this band."
-- San Luis Obispo New Times

"Depending on who you ask , SHURMAN is either the next Old 97s, Drive- By Truckers, or Son Volt. Maybe all three given quartet's glossy pop melodies & southern rock twang..." -- No Depression Magazine

"Working in an established musical milieu requires an artist to walk a fine line between redundancy and self-conscious novelty--shurman accomplishes this feat with style!" -- Vintage Guitar magazine

"this CD captures the passion and energy of a shurman show with the band's trademark crunchy heartland rock -n- roll mixed with country twang" -- Get Out Magazine (AZ entertainment)

"shurman's just the sort of band radio loves, though they haven't made it onto your dial much just yet. " -- rockzilla.net

"The band can crank when it wants to, and the back-to-back tracks "So Happy" and "I Got You (Part 3)" represent power pop at its finest. (3 1/2 of 4 stars)" -- Chicago Sun-Times

"The Los Angeles-based roots - rock band Shurman sway back and forth across the Americana median, tethered to the rail by wood and wire. That of the electric guitar, of course. -- Miles of Music

"Shurman’s music is a combination of "the energy of alternative rock with the sensibility of alternative country."" -- Tucson Weekly

"Shurman are the sweetest surprise of this springtime: it's solid roots rock with catchy pop hooks, their formula is perfect for both Rock and Americana charts." -- Roots Highway

"a charming blend of pop-rock, country and southern classic rock, reminiscent of the easy themes and melodies of Petty, Springsteen, and Jackson Browne." -- Music Connection Magazine

" roots in alt-country and an ear toward rock radio."
-- amazon.com

"shurman are a hard-touring US outfit with good music to sing along to.”
-- New Zealand Herald

"As terrific as the album sounds -- it's all held together by lead singer Aaron Beavers' world-weary vocals and an Americana sensibility. (3 1/2 out of 4 stars)" -- PASTE Magazine

Discography

5 Songs to Tell Your Friends About - 2002

Superfecta EP - 2004

Jubilee - 2005 on Vanguard Records

A Week in the Life - 2006 on Vanguard Records

Still Waiting for the Sunset -2010 Sustain/Universal Republic

Shurman & Family Holiday Album - 2011 Teletone Records

Inspiration - 2012 Teletone Records