Texas Red Dirt With An Edge. The Shane Howard Band continues to keep an active touring schedule across Texas. They have opened for notable Texas artists Doug Moreland, Aaron Watson, Luke Olson, Wade Bowen and Tommy Alverson, Perfect Stranger, Pat Green and Billy Joe Shaver.
The Shane Howard Band played for the Hewitt National Night Out for several years where there were about 2,000 people there. They were awesome and kept everyone entertained. There was a lot of positive feedback from the crowd who enjoyed listening to The Shane Howard Band. Even though the temperature outside was in the 100's, they were very professional -and played awesome and kept everyone entertained. They helped with The Hewitt National Night Out in ranking in the top 20 in the nation. I would definitely Book the Shane Howard Band again.
Used these guys for my wedding. Never heard the same song twice and every song they sang was as if the true artist were there. Can't say enough about the talent!!
We have hired Shane Howard Band a dozen times over the last five years to perform at our winery, Tehuacana Creek Vineyards in Waco. The band plays country rock with an increasing number of songs that are southern rock. They are a great crowd pleaser and we are always at capacity when they perform. You can't go wrong with this band.
From Merle Haggard to ZZ Top, Shane and his band kick it old and new school! And Shane has some great originals, be sure to request 1953, a great original by Shane about the devastating tornado that hit Waco Texas in '53.
Price Range: $800-3500
Gig Length: 90 - 180 minutes
Shane Howard from Riesel, Texas (pop. 973) started performing at age 12 when he backed up fiddlers at fiddle contests. Within three years, Shane was asked to join the band, Reunion in 1989 where he played rhythm guitar and sang lead vocals on a few songs. His experience led him form his own band, Shane Howard & Rampage in 1992. For the next ten years, Shane Howard played the Central Texas music scene, first as a cover band, then later incorporating his own original music. During this time, Shane opened for country artists Gary Stewart, John Conlee, Joe Stampley and Andy Griggs, and his group was named one of the top 5 bands in Central Texas by the Waco Tribune-Herald readers poll in 1999. In 2003, Shane dropped the Rampage name and simply became known as the Shane Howard Band. He then recorded his songs and released the debut album, I'll Never Find What I'm Looking For (2004) which featured the regional hit, "Lick It, Slam It, Suck It." He then recorded the follow-up album, Down This Road (2006) which included the hit single, "15 Miles From Nowhere." That song in particular was voted #52 out of the top 100 songs for 2006 on Radio Free Texas. The Shane Howard Band was again recognized as being one of the top bands in Central Texas by the Waco Tribune-Herald readers poll in 2005 and 2006, and they even gained sponsorship with Lone Star Beer - The National Beer of Texas during that time. In 2007, Shane wrote "1953" about the Waco Tornado after hearing stories from his grandmother who survived the terrible storm. This led to the creation of the band's first music video and documentary DVD release, 1953 (2008) to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the worst tornado disaster in Texas history. Soon afterwards, Shane Howard along with longtime drummer, Steve Scheifley and bassist, Gary Scott went back to the studio to record their newest album, Out Of Control (2009). This release includes the catchy single, "Rumors Fly" as well as the title track and the touching ballad, "Emma's Song (Legacy Of Love)" written on behalf of Shane's second daughter. The Shane Howard Band continues to keep an active touring schedule across Texas. They have opened for notable Texas artists Doug Moreland, Aaron Watson, Luke Olson, Wade Bowen, Tommy Alverson, Perfect Stranger, Pat Green and Billy Joe Shaver.
Last Dance With Mary Jane - Tom Petty
Tuesdays Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Alabama - Cross Canadian Ragweed
Feet Don't Touch the Ground - Brandon Jenkins
Vicious Circles - Aaron Lewis
Texas in 1880 - Radney Foster
Crazy Eddie's Last Hurrah - Reckless Kelly
Modern Day Romance - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Purple Rain/Rocket Man - Medley of these songs
Amy's Back In Austin - Little Texas
Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Whiskey Bent - Hank Williams Jr
Luckenbach Texas - Waylon Jennings
Unwound - George Strait
The Ride - David Allen Coe
Pink Houses - John Couger Mellencamp
To Love Somebody - Bee Gee's
Sing Me Back Home - Merle Haggard
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Fireman - George Strait
Knocking On Heavens Door - Bob Dylan
Feel Like Making Love/Can't You See - Medley of these songs
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Hurt So Good - John Couger Mellencamp
Kryponite - 3 Doors Down
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis
Every Rose Has A Thorn - Poison
House Of Rising Sun - Animals
My Town - Shane Howard Band
Texas Rain - Shane Howard Band
I Lie - Shane Howard Band
Lick it, Slam it, Suck it - Shane Howard Band
Hang On To Yesterday - Shane Howard Band
Playing The Game - Shane Howard Band
Rumors Fly - Shane Howard Band
If You Fail At Love - Shane Howard Band
15 Miles From Nowhere - Shane Howard Band
Down This Road - Shane Howard Band
|Shane Howard||Lead Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitar|
|Steven Scheifley||Drums, Vocals|
|Chris Fregia||Lead Guitar|
|William Huenke||Bass Guitar|
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