Shaman Juan


Shaman Juan left his native Elkhart Lake (one of his “favorite places on Earth”) in the mid-1960’s to begin his life-long odyssey into the world of music.

For 10 years, he worked with various groups (The Exiles, The Messengers, Truc, The Hoier Bros. Band) and signed with several record labels (including Motown). In 1972, he and the other Messengers toured Japan for 6 weeks.

In the mid-70’s, he bought a bus, filled it with recording equipment, and embarked upon the next phase of his musical vision quest. He drove to Beverly Hills and began a career as composer, producer, and sound technician.

He connected with hundreds of artists, like former Turtles and Mothers of Invention members Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman; Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys; and the cast of Saturday Night Live. He worked on soundtracks for The Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake, and the song Disco Duck. He appeared twice on the Johnny Carson show.

Out of these decades of experience, he has re-engineered himself into a new persona — a unique being of mellow voice, masterful precision of instrumentation, and something to say about life: Shaman Juan

Shaman Juan is a multi-talented musician who is featured on over 25 different string and percussion instruments in his career.