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'We Will Survive'

Shonn Hinton has traveled the world as the guitarist for Grammy award winning musicians including Patti LaBelle, Jill Scott, John Legend and Mary J Blige, to name a few. He has played hundreds of arenas around the world to tens of thousands of music fans….but it wasn’t “home”. Wanting to get back to his roots, and support local musicians and his Milwaukee community, he thought “why search the world for great musicians when they’re right in your own backyard?” He then formed the super powerhouse group, Shotgun.

Although the group had played together for over a decade in Milwaukee, they decided to emerge into their own band that would headline tours, showcasing their pocketed, classic sound. Shotgun’s opportunity to shine came when they performed songs live from Shonn Hinton’s 2014 instrumental Gospel, Rock and Blues album “The Happy Hour LP.” The reaction from their fan base sealed the deal as their supporters were avidly amazed, along with the movers and shakers of the music industry.

Shotgun debuted their first full length album in 2016 with musicians Shonn Hinton, Olen Franklin, Darrien Williams, Alex Julien, Afton Johnson, Sean Williamson, Randy Kombrec and Terry Jeans Jr., the album delivered music’s next great awakening.  The band has tightened up to the original 5, and is about to deliver their second full length album.

“Reloaded”, due out in 2020, promises a full gamut of musical onslaught. The band includes so much of their personal styles, that blues-rock may be an overall introduction to the sound, but therein lays such a diversity of sound & influence throughout the record that it needs to be heard by music lovers all over the world


August 20, 2020 @ 7pm CDT


TRUE Skool's mission is to ENGAGE , EDUCATE & EMPOWER youth and communities through transformative Creative Arts and Hip Hop Culture!

Since our inception in 2004, TRUE Skool has continued to work with local and national artists, middle and high school aged youth, local and national community based/youth organizations, public officials, law enforcement agencies, small businesses, large corporations and schools/universities to empower youth and young adults through our unique programs and services.



The official video for "Milwaukee Strong" features over 30 #Milwaukee artists such as Chauntee Ross & Monique LaDora Ross of SistaStringsREYNA & Johanna Rose of Nickel&Rose...written & produced by Shonn Hinton, lyrics by Hinton & Ray Nitti, assistant produced by B-Free mixed by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee's Kevin Sucher.

“We are the proud, we are the true

We work together we’re heroes through and through.

Like the foundation of our homes: 

We stand together, Milwaukee Strong” 

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