The Cedar Shakers are an indie folk band from San Diego. Lyrically and musically, the band covers a range of musical territory – from barroom rockers to slow-burn, melodic explorations. The band came together in 2017 and initially focused on songwriting before hitting San Diego’s live music circuit. The band’s first full-length album, Signs, was released in December 2021, and was nominated for a 2022 San Diego Music Award for Best Country or Americana Album. For the Signs sessions, founding members Calen Lucas (vocals, bass, guitar), Mike Cendejas (mandolin, bass, backing vocals), Craig Sturak (guitar, bass) and Michael Freed (fiddle, backing vocals) were joined by drummer Kevin Weiss (Thunderbeast) and banjo players Clinton Ross Davis and Ron DePuy. Signs was preceded by the band’s four-song EP, Live from Capricorn Studios, which was released in 2020.