Trina Shoemaker

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Trina Shoemaker
Kathryn Shoemaker[1]

(1965-06-14) June 14, 1965 (age 53)[1]
OccupationRecord producer, mixer, sound engineer
Spouse(s)Grayson Capps (m. ?)[2]

Kathryn "Trina" Shoemaker is a 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 produce her debut album Tuesday Night Music Club. 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]


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]
  • Grammy Award nominee:
2002 Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical): Sheryl Crow, C'Mon C'Mon
2014 Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical): Andrew Duhon, The Moorings
  • T.E.C. Award winner:
2003 Technical Excellence: Sheryl Crow, C'Mon C'Mon


  1. ^ a b c Ferstler, Howard; Frank W. Hoffmann. Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound, Volume 1. p. 990.
  2. ^ Specker, Lawrence (24 June 2013). "Willie Sugarcapps: Alabama all-stars find joy in unexpected music".
  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 0879309555.
  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 0415875625.
  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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