Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers' music is straight out of Memphis, Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans, but the musicians come from Lincoln, Nebraska. Hoyer grew up in Lincoln, but lived in the Pacific Northwest and New Orleans before returning home.
The Shadowboxers came together in 2012. Hoyer says the band blends the classic sounds of Soul and R &B, yet has been able to make a sound that’s fresh and unique. This has been a good year for Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers. They released a self-titled debut album and took home the Omaha Entertainment Award for best R & B and Soul Act.
Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers perform twice at JazzFest this week at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls. They play the main stage at 6:00 p.m. Friday. They’re also scheduled for the second stage, hosted by SDPB, on Saturday evening at 7:15 p.m. For the complete JazzFest line-up, click here.