Lem Sheppard has over 25 years of experience performing concerts abroad, nationally, as well as many regional festivals. He composed and performed the soundtrack to the PBS documentary Black White & Brown, he has received awards from the Kansas Folklore Society as well as the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame and was a national finalist in the Telluride Acoustic Blues Challenge. Lem has performed in South Africa, toured Brazil, and was selected by a congressional committee to represent Kansas on the Millennium stage at the Kennedy Center. In 2018 Lemuel received the Meritorious Achievement Award from his alma mater Pittsburg State University at Pittsburg, Kansas. In 2019 The Kansas Humanites Council added Lem to its Speakers Bureau.