Trampled Under Foot, the  Kansas City-based three-piece sibling band with an IBC win and three Blues Music Awards under their belt, has announced major lineup changes effective immediately. Drummer Kris Schnebelen, brother to lead singer/bassist Danielle and guitarist Nick, has departed the band “to pursue other interests and take a much-needed break from life on the road,” according to TUF’s official press release. Kris’ last performance with the band was on last week’s Blues Cruise. He will continue to play drums in other projects.

Additionally, the band will be adding a keyboardist, Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic, and Kris’ position will be filled by Jan Faircloth of the popular Kansas City band, Levee Town.

From the band’s website:

Trampled Under Foot is excited to introduce a couple of new faces to the band in 2014.   It is with mixed emotion that TUF announce original drummer (and brother to Nick & Danielle), Kris Schnebelen has decided to take 2014 off to pursue other interests and take a much-needed break from life on the road.  His replacement, Jan Faircloth is no stranger to the Kansas City blues scene though.  As co-founder of the popular KC blues-rock outfit Levee Town, Jan brings years of experience to the TUF family.
The other new member of TUF should be no stranger to fans.  After years of playing with the band as a special guest, Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic will join TUF on the keyboard.  The addition of Shinetop will add a new dimension to the already stellar live performance TUF has become known for.
 Reportedly, both Nick and Danielle Schnebelen are pursuing respective side projects. Danielle, new drummer Jan, Mike Sedovic, and Brandon Miller will be involved in the “Danielle Nicole Band”, and reportedly, Danielle will also be involved in a duo creating all original songs.