Kirk Farmer Band EPK

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The Kirk Farmer Band is a collection of some of the finest musicians Raleigh, NC has to offer. Fronted by longtime friends and musical cohorts Kirk Farmer and Maestro Shatterheart, the band features an extensive roster of A-list performers from some of the best-known acts in the area.

Kirk Farmer has a long history of entertaining crowds with his powerful vocal style and jam-oriented guitar playing. Over the years he has published several acclaimed albums and EPs and has played venues from coast to coast. He's been entertaining crowds from coast to coast for nearly 30 years. His distinctly bluesy vocals and rhythmical guitar style are unmistakable to his fans. His music is a unique combination of rock, folk, blues, and country that shows off his west coast musical style, but still highlights his southern roots. Kirk boasts a large catalog of music spanning five decades as well as a large catalog of original music. He performs about 90 shows a year as a soloist or with “The Kirk Farmer Band” and also performs as a lead guitarist with other acts throughout the area.


Maestro Shatterheart is one of the most notable musicians in Raleigh, especially amongst other top-notch musicians. A multi-instrumentalist specializing in drums and bass guitar, he brings a solid sense of technical musicianship and creative flow to the table.


In early 2017, Kirk was asked to put a band together for an upcoming event.  Without hesitation, he contacted Maestro to build and manage the band which soon turned into the "Kirk Farmer Band".  Since then, they have been performing together, backed up by some of the best musicians in the Triangle. 


The Kirk Farmer Band Is:

Kirk Farmer

Guitar and Vocal

Maestro Shatterheart

Bass / Drums and Vocal

Also Featuring:

Angus Aull (8-Track Minds) - Mike Mizzelle (The Remedy) - Doug Casteen (Jason Adamo Band)

Tim "Caesar" O'Sullivan (Whiskey River) - Jason Ellis (Chris Hagen Band) - Chis Richardson



"Those nights when everything is clicking, the music becomes like a train. It's moving in a certain direction whether you want to or not and you're just along for the ride. And when the audience decides to get on board too, that's when the magic really happens. Those are the moments I live for."

                                                            -- Kirk Farmer

EP Review


"Kirk Farmer is a compelling independent artist with an identifiable style and the guts to fully use it. He strikes a balance between skill and soul that many chase but few ever find. This EP is a fine introduction to Farmer’s world and will make you want to drive farther into it to see what else might be hanging around. This is strong stuff that anyone who cares about rock music will want to support."


              -- Red Eyed Nights EP review by Mike O’Cull 

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Cover Song List (Partial)

CeeLo Green



Chris Stapleton

Tennessee Whiskey


Stone Temple Pilots



Harry Chapin

Cats in The Cradle 


Matchbox 20



Bob Dylan

She's My Lady 

Tangled Up In Blue 

Maggie’s Farm 

Knocking On Heaven’s 


All Along The Watchtower 


Sister Hazel

Hard To Say 


Indigo Girls

Closer To Fine 



Dear Mr. Fantasy 


Lyle Lovett

She's No Lady 


Government Mule



The Verve Pipe

The Freshmen 



What I Got 


Big Head Todd & the Monsters




It's Been Awhile


David Loggins

Please Come To Boston 


Bad Company

Shooting Star 


Temple of the Dog

Wooden Jesus 


Jack Johnson

Sitting Waiting Wishing 


Black Crows

She Talks To Angels 


Ben Harper

Burn One Down 

Diamonds On The Inside 


Bob Marley

No Woman No Cry 


Stevie Ray Vaughan

Life By The Drop 


Jimi Hendrix

Little Wing 

The Wind Cries Mary


3 Doors Down



Lynyrd Skynyrd

Curtis Lowe 

Sweet Home Alabama 


Toad the Wet Sprocket

Walk On The Ocean 


Kid Rock

Only God Knows Why 

All Summer long 


The Animals

House Of The Rising  


The Rascals

Good Lovin’ 


The Band

The Night They Drove 


Eric Clapton

Before You ‘Cuse Me 

Running On Faith 

Down and Out 

Wonderful Tonight 

Bell Bottom Blues 

Hand Jive 








Grateful Dead

Friend Of The Devil 

Casey Jones 

Fire On The Mountain 

Scarlet Begonias 

Franklins Tower 

China Cat Sunflower 

I Know You Rider 


Eyes of The World 



Dear Prudence 

I Dig A Pony 

Rocky Raccoon 


Pearl Jam



Elderly Woman 


Tom Petty

Into The Great Wide Open  

Mary Jane's Last Dance 

Girl On LSD 



Lightning Crashes 

Dolphin's Cry 


Crosby, Stills & Nash

Long Time Gone  


Buffalo Springfield

For What It's Worth 


John Prine 

Angel From Montgomery 


Seven Mary Three




Van Morrison

And It Stoned Me 

Tupelo Honey 


Ray LaMontagne


Roses & Cigarettes 

Beg, Steal & Borrow 

Three More Days

Hold You In My Arms 

Zac Brown Band


Old Crow Medicine Show

Wagon Wheel 


Nine Inch Nails



Blitzen Trapper



Led Zeppelin

Hey, Hey, 


Thank You 


Jace Everett

Do Bad Things 


Buddy Guy

Feels Like Rain 


Collective Soul

Heaven’s Already Here 


Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here 


Comfortably Numb 

Brick In the Wall  


John Mayer


No Such Thing 



Take It Easy 

Seven Bridges Road 


Rolling Stones

Wild Horses 


Richard Thompson 

1952 Vincent Black Lightning 


Lenny Kravitz

Fly Away 


Little Feet