“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
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!