Trampled Under Foot (band)

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Trampled Under Foot
OriginKansas City, Missouri, United States[1]
GenresSoul blues, blues rock, blues[1]
Years active2000–2015
LabelsVarious including Telarc
WebsiteOfficial website
Past membersDanielle Schnebelen
Nick Schnebelen
Kris Schnebelen
Jan Faircloth
Mike "Shinetop" Sedovic

Trampled Under Foot was an American soul blues and blues rock band. The original trio consisted of the siblings Danielle Schnebelen (lead vocals and bass), Nick Schnebelen (guitars and vocals) and Kris Schnebelen (drums and vocals).[1]

Their 2013 album, Badlands, reached number one on the US Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart. Living Blues named the album in the top twenty of their recommended collections of 2013.[2]


Trampled Under Foot was formed in Kansas City, Missouri in 2000.[1] The trio's father, Bob, played blues guitar with a local band named Little Eva, and introduced the threesome to some of their jamming sessions. Between 1999 and 2004, Danielle was originally in a musical outfit known as Fresh Brew, whilst her brother Kris played in various local blues groups. Nick was a brief member of both K-Floor and Buddahead.[1]

Once they were together under the Trampled Under Foot name, their self-titled debut album was released in 2006. The Philadelphia Sessions followed in 2007. May I Be Excused (2008) and Wrong Side of the Blues (2011) were sandwiched either side of their live album, Live at Notodden Blues Festival (2010).[1][3][4]

The constant exposure and touring led them in 2013 to signing a recording contract with Telarc, who released Badlands the same year.[1] Tony Braunagel produced both Wrong Side of the Blues and Badlands.[5]

In early 2014, Kris Schnebelen left the band and was replaced by Jan Faircloth and Mike Sedovic.[6]

Trampled Under Foot supported George Thorogood in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on May 17, 2014.[2]


Trampled Under Foot was the winner of the International Blues Challenge in 2008.[7]

At the 2014 Blues Music Awards, Trampled Under Foot's album, Badlands, won the 'Contemporary Blues Album of the Year' category. At the same ceremony, Danielle Schnebelen triumphed in the 'Best Instrumentalist – Bass' category.[8] The band was also nominated in the 'Band of the Year' category.[9]

Band members[edit]

  • Danielle Schnebelen (bass guitar, lead vocals) - (born Danielle Nicole Schnebelen, July, 20) - (2000–2015)
  • Kris Schnebelen (drums, vocals) - (born Kristopher R Schnebelen, May 2, 1980) - (2000–2014)
  • Nick Schnebelen (guitars, vocals) - (born Nicholas R Schnebelen, September 30, 1978) - (2000–2015)
  • Jan Faircloth (drums) - (2014–2015)
  • Mike "Shinetop" Sedovic (keyboards) - (2014–2015)[1][9][10]


Year Title Label US Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart[11]
2007 The Philadelphia Sessions SoundGate -
2008 May I Be Excused Blue Edge -
2010 Live at Notodden Blues Festival NRK -
2011 Wrong Side of the Blues Vizztone 15
2013 Badlands Telarc 1



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Al Campbell. "Trampled Under Foot | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  2. ^ a b "Trampled Under Foot". Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  3. ^ a b "Trampled Under Foot | Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  4. ^ "Live at Notodden Blues Festival - Trampled Under Foot | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  5. ^ Al Campbell (2013-07-09). "Badlands - Trampled Under Foot | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  6. ^ Gallagher, Natalie (2014-02-14). "Trampled Under Foot on the new band lineup and playing with passion | The Fast Pitch". The Pitch. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  7. ^ "Trampled Under Foot". Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  8. ^ "2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  9. ^ a b "Kansas City blues trio Trampled Under Foot wins Blues Music Awards trophies". 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  10. ^ "The Band | Trampled Under Foot". Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  11. ^ Al Campbell. "Trampled Under Foot | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-18.

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