A sparkling collection of songs ranging in style from Eclectic Americana, Rock, Blues, Country, Swamp Pop and Swing from these impressive, insightful and funny musicians. I'd hit that next show if I were you!” - Arnhem Owen

— Arlington Heat

"If free spirited songs with a dash of storytelling are your thing, you’ll find a treasure trove of things to love on this record. The Gravel Shakers play out live regularly and it’s always a rollicking good time – check them out if you have the chance!" - Chip Saam

-Indie Pop Takeout


The Gravel Shakers

Purveyors of Fun In Sound...through Science!!

The Shakers have been at this a while and they know what they're doing! You just have to see and hear them to realize that...and people all over the country are coming to that conclusion. Give them a listen, and you might, too!

The Gravel Shakers are a perfect example of something really special. A group of four friends, all veteran musicians, whose very different musical paths led to a common and quite unusual destination. Their combined energies and prowess in songwriting and arranging are actually creating a new genre some are calling Eclectic Americana. Drawing from sources such as Swamp Pop, Rock, Swing, Blues, Country, Rockabilly, and Psychedelia, the band's music is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of styles and ideas. The members histories are as colorful and varied as their sound.  Rick Brown divided his time between traveling bands and working for some of the biggest instrument and electronics companies in the world, as well as recording and producing himself and others in his studio, Gregory Groove Recording . Jack Falk is a legendary player of guitar and mandolin, an amazing songwriter, as well as a tireless promoter of new music and performers. Greg Groth has played in more swing ensembles than we can count. Todd Perkins has spent decades working as a bassist in studios, as well as touring in the U.S., Canada, the U,K., Western Europe and Scandinavia. Together they're scintillating and, well, a whole lot of fun. Seeing a Gravel Shakers show is like going to a party and meeting a group of strange, witty intelligentsia who get you laughing, buy you a drink and then sing you songs of humor, heartbreak, love and the fear of cannibals. Something very like that, anyway. But to get the whole picture you have to experience it yourself. Come see the band, or watch the videos, or get a listen to the new album. Join the party!

Forward In All Directions

The Gravel Shakers

The new album is out, and we're very pleased to present it to you! We're biased, of course, but we think it's turned out very well indeed. You can listen here, and download tracks for free if you like...if you want a retro, old-school hard copy CD just let us know, and we can send one over.

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Press PDFs

Review from Chip Saam of Indie Pop Takeout A nice review of the new CD from Chip Saam. 43.4 KB
Review from Arnhem Owen of Arlington Heat A review of The Gravel Shakers live performance, and of the new CD. 94.3 KB