THE BAND

With roots embedded in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and a sound unhinged in the capital of Texas, Shovelin Stone is a music almost as unique as the friendship it stems from. A shared passion for old-timey bluegrass is what brought Makenzie and
Zak together, but it's the unknowing joy for the moment and the obsession with the complications that life brings that continue 
to push the duo forward. Within heartfelt lyrics and a unique musical composition, the folk sound that projects from these two is not only going to get the audience thinking but on their feet.

With the addition of multi-talented bassist and cellist Russick Smith, Shovelin Stone just released their first self titled album recorded by Grammy winning producer

PJ Olsson of the Parsons Project, in his state of the art recording studio in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado. And this power trio is eager to spread the word. With songs about longing, love, and the hunger to be heard in this big world it is hard not to relate to Shovelin Stone on their quest for success. The road is winding but one thing is for sure that with these three at the wheel it's going to be a wild ride. 

MAKENZIE WILLOX

// lead vocals // guitar // harmonica //

ZAK THRALL

// banjo // guitar // vocals //

RUSSICK SMITH

// bass // cello //

Having just released their first album recorded by Grammy-winning producer P.J. Olsson of the Alan Parsons Live Project, Shovelin Stone’s music is a blend of Americana and roots story-telling, with melodic pop-sensibility. Music fans can either dive deep into each story, sing along or dance to no end.                ~ Relix Magazine, Jan/Feb 2020