The Medicine Men were formed in early 2007 in a garage located in southeast Kansas. After a series of line-up changes, a cohesive group has finally been solidified. All of the members are disciplined in a wide range of music, lending to the flexibility of the sound as a whole. Word of the Medicine Men spread quickly due to their live show, where they became known as an entertaining, high-energy group with a point of view. They are now focusing on putting the final touches of their debut album to be released in December. Alex Sheppard is known in his native Kansas for his artful guitar-playing in the disciplines of jazz and rock. He has been featured playing bass for the soundtrack to the PBS documentary Brown vs. The Board of Education. He has toured with the musician Lem Sheppard across the United States, from the west to the east coast. Megan McCoy is a classically-trained cellist, violinist, and bassist. She is a member of the Southeast Kansas Symphony and is also the bassist for the District Jazz Ensemble. McCoy has played music professionally since the age of eleven for wedding processions and other special events. She has been featured playing fiddle on the soundtrack to the short film 'Spoils of War'. Josh Johnson is a classically-trained pianist, starting his musical career at the age of seven. He is a multi-instrumentalist, having played guitar, trumpet and piano in groups ranging from big band jazz ensembles to the ambient rock group Circadian Groove. He is currently a Music Education major at Pittsburg State University. Cooper Neil is also a multi-instrumentalist and Music Education major. He plays trombone in the 1 O'clock Jazz Ensemble at Pittsburg State University and is the former lead guitar player and singer of the classic rock ensemble 'Keep the Change.'