Trina Shoemaker

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Trina Shoemaker
Kathryn Shoemaker[1]

(1965-06-14) June 14, 1965 (age 57)[1]
Occupation(s)Record producer, mixer, sound engineer
SpouseGrayson Capps (m. ?)[2]

Kathryn "Trina" Shoemaker is an American mixer, record producer and sound engineer responsible for producing/engineering and/or mixing records for bands such as Queens of the Stone Age,[3] Sheryl Crow,[3] Emmylou Harris,[3] Something for Kate,[4] Nanci Griffith,[4] Kristin Hersh, and many more.

Early life and career[edit]

Shoemaker was born in Joliet, Illinois, and attended Joliet Central High School.[1]

After graduating in 1983, she moved to Los Angeles and got a job working as a secretary at Capitol Records. She then briefly moved to London where she worked with artist Hugh Harris. On her return to the United States, she began working for producer Daniel Lanois at Kingsway Studios in New Orleans.[5] In 1992 she became the studio's house engineer.[6] Her break came in 1995 when Sheryl Crow fired her producer and hired Shoemaker to engineer her self-produced, self-titled second album Sheryl Crow. In 1998 Shoemaker became the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album for her work on The Globe Sessions.[7] In addition to Crow, Shoemaker went on to work with artists such as Blues Traveller, Emmylou Harris, the Indigo Girls and the Dixie Chicks.[5]

List of works[edit]


2004 Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: Steven Curtis Chapman, All Things New [8]
1998 Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical): Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions [9]
1998 Best Rock Album Engineer: Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions [9]


  1. ^ a b c Ferstler, Howard; Frank W. Hoffmann. Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound, Volume 1. p. 990.
  2. ^ Specker, Lawrence (25 June 2013). "Willie Sugarcapps: Alabama all-stars find joy in unexpected music". (published 24 June 2013).
  3. ^ a b c "Trina Shoemaker Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Trina Shoemaker Credits (pg. 2)". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  5. ^ a b Massey, Howard (2009). Behind the Glass: Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hits, Volume 2. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 256–257. ISBN 978-0879309558.
  6. ^ Terri Sutton (November 1995). "The Future of Rock: Trina Shoemaker". Spin.
  7. ^ Dunbar, Julie C. (2010). Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction. Taylor & Francis. p. 304. ISBN 978-0415875622.
  8. ^ "Past Winners Search". Grammy Award. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Past Winners Search". Grammy Award. Retrieved 26 November 2011.

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