Thursday, February 6, 2020


Heeeeey!!!! its been a while...,   and typin' on the computer is not one of my favorite task assignments, but   Welcome to 2020!!! we are looking to update the shovelhead website of the next couple of months...      we also have a new SHOVELHEAD Band HTFD/SPFLD Group page on facebook...,  scope it out when ya get a chance....,  we just did the Springfield Motorcycel show at the Big E in West Springfield MA in January...    The band is working on recording a new original music CD over the next couple of winter months... adding new material from Mark & Dave.. including  our "Got banged up drinkin' whiskey" song which we have been performing out at events.

We are heading to the Catskills in April for Motorcycle Mayhem at the Blackthorne Resort on April 18th   with special guest Steve O on bass!   we will also be back there June 6th and for Catskill Mountain Thunder  Sept18th and 19th...,  we always have a blast up there...,

 Bike nights coming up this year... starting off at the Farm at Carter Hill  May 1st in Marlborough CT  awesome venue and some great roads to ride to get there...      A new place for us up in South Deerfield MA  the 1st dawn Yankee BBQ  on June 3rd...,    Destination Bike Night at Southampton HD on Aug 6th...,

Sonny's Place in somers CT is a great venue  that really packs 'em in... we have 2 shows there    June 14th and Aug 16th....

Laconia Bike week  we will be at Tower Hill Tavern  June 17th,and are looking to fill in a few more dates during bike week  before we ride up to Bentlys saloon in Maine for June 19 and 20

July   we are at the Tank American legion in Feeding hills MA, No more silence Motorcycle ride July 25 and working on dialing in details  for the Annual Combat Vets MC ride   ( tentative July 19th)

we got a handfull of irons in the fire for other gigs coming up this spring summer and fall..., and will post once confirmed!!!

in the meantime, if ya get cabin fevered..., Dave & AJ are doing an acoustic jam at Bond 124 in somers CT on Feb 16th    show starts  around 7ish    after the Daytona 500 race on Fox, of course!!

hope to see ya  out at the shows!! and once ridin' season gets here out on 2 wheels !!

Friday, June 2, 2017

June 2017

 Coming up this June..., SHOVELHEAD will be cranking out the tunes on the deck overlooking lake Congamond on Sunday June 11th!!! check us out at Crabby Joes' in Southwick MA.. 3 pm ...,

On the 16th of June, we are motoring up to Bentleys saloon in Arundel Maine...  Laconia Bike week is happeingin and a lot of riders  take the scenic jaunt over to Bentleys during bike week!!! Lots going  other... SHOVELHEAD will be jamming 4-8 p,m  on Fri June 16th...

June 29th ( thurs) brings us to Destination Bike Night  at the American Legion on Rt 5 in Enfield CT..., 6-10 pm       last time we played there was jam packed!!!!! scope out Throttle rocker magazine for more details, and info on all their destination bike nights this summer!!!
                                                                                                             Dave, Mark, Jim & AJ

Friday, May 19, 2017

May 2017

Coming up the 6th annual Holyoke Soldiers Home Motorcycle Ride  on Saturday May 20th...
great ride, expecting well over 1000 bikes!!!   details at  and right here on the SHOVELHEAD gig calendar page!!
The end of the ride party will be at  The Big E in West Spfld MA.   kicking it  off with "The Truck Stop Trubadour's"    then SHOVELHEAD hits the stage after their show....  BBQ lunch, raffles vendors!!  great event...

Sunday May 21st we will be at the 2nd Annual Paulie's Run in Meriden CT.  end of ride is at The Quality Time Café in Meriden, CT. SHOVELHEAD hits the stage at 1:30    Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood at 4... and a special surprise band sandwhiched in between!!!  food, raffles, including a 2017  Harley!!!   details on the gig calendar page....

Thursday May 25th   Bike Night out at LV's House of Boost in Stafford CT..   Dyno Shoot outs!! food Drink and SHOVELHEAD live...6-10    ya don't want to miss this event!!!!

  The band is taking memorial day weekend off to go do a little riding...., but scope out the calendar  cuz we some very cool  gigs coming up in June and July, and beyond out till October!!

                                                                    until then,  Rock on , and Ride Safe.....,

Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring 2017

 T shirt weather is fast approaching.....,  bikes are out,  let the outdoor festivities commence!!!
we will be kicking off this May with a Bike Night at Sun Valley Resort in Stafford Springs CT May 4th. sponsored by Coors Light, TSI Harley Davidson and LV's House of Boost!!  6 pm

May 21st we are at the 2nd annual Paulie's Run in Meriden CT..  at The Quality Time Café... great ride/event.... sharing the stage with Jeff Pitchell and  Texas Flood.

We got Crabby Joes coming up in June, July, Aug and Sept..., as well as a jaunt up to Maine to Bentleys saloon in June during bike week...,   this summer Throttle Rocker Destination Bike Nights, Summit view in Holyoke, Shamrock Cafe and more!  Scope out our schedule, as we are adding a lot more shows... and we have  shows booked out to October...,    Tommy's Tattoo Convention in Hartford Oct 15th!!!     Harleys are all gassed up and ready to roll... see ya out at our shows and out ridin' the roads!!!
                                                                          Dave, Mark, Jimmy & AJ.....,

Monday, January 16, 2017

Jan 2017

Welcome to 2017!!!!      SHOVELHEAD will be kicking off the year at The Springfield Motorcycle Show at The Big E on Jan 21 and 22...,  event starts at 10 am both days ( Sat & Sun)         before ya know it this pesky winter will be over and  when tee shirt weather hits...., Shovelhead will emerge from its wintrery hibernation and  start cranking up the tunes....   working on rewiring the old 78 shovelhead and some front end work on the ultra...   perfect time to get  that done..,        we have  shows  posted on our calendar, and will posting more as they come rolling in... looking forward to ridin'  and jammin'.....,      

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


 Still got plenty of great riding weather ahead of us!!!  Fall in New England is one of the best times to ride.  we got a slew of shows coming up this fall... Crabby Joes  outside party on the deck coming up on Sept 11th.. always a good time sitting by the lake... we will also be remembering all those who perished  in the 9-11 attacks  on the 15th anniversary.   15 years !!

 Catskill mountain Thunder is right around the corner...  we will be heading up Thursday Sept 15th  SHOVELHEAD will be rocking out in the nightclub Thurs Fri and Sat..    this year the headliner is the legendary Blue Oyster Cult...  Awesome band!!   to this day, the best concert I have ever seen. ( back when I was stationed in Germany  in the late 70's)

 If you've never been to CMT ya really need to check it out!!!  non stop entertainment and fun!!! if ya have been there, ya know what I'm talkin' about.   Also on the bill this year is KASHMIR   a kick ass Zepplin band!  there will be several other bands performing all weekend too!

   We  will be  at the Big E in west Spfld  on Connecticut day!  then we have a gig at Gengras HD and The Shamrock café to finish off the month!!  details on our show schedule page...,

and, scope out our schedule for October as well..., we got some cool venues coming up there!!

                                                                                               ride safe, enjoy life!
                                                                                                                            Dave, Mark, Jim and AJ


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

JULY 2016

 The nice hot steamy weather is upon us and I am lovin' it!!!!   we have a  long awaited Crabby Joes Gig coming up Sunday July 24th at 3 p.m.  great place to go on a nice hot summer day, kick back on the deck overlooking lake congamond,   grab a bite to eat  and some ice cold drinks and listen to some jammin' music with SHOVELHEAD....   we always get a great crowd out at Crabby Joes..., 
we have a repeat performance scheduled for  Aug 14th also.... make it out for some summer fun....

Aug 4th SHOVELHEAD will be doing Destination Bike Night at VFW Post 80 on Enfield Street in Enfield CT.   the adventure starts at 6 pm.    hey, weren't we just jamming down Enfield street in The Town of Enfield Independence Day parade?   oh yea... that was a blast...   the 18th of Aug brings us back to the Waterfront Café in Holyoke for their bike night  event series!!

And don't forget Catskill Mountain Thunder in September  with SHOVELHEAD,  KASHMIR AND BLUE OYSTER CULT   as well as a slew of other bands, events,  fireworks...,  a premier Motorcycle event.    

and we are working on doing another parade jam at the BIG E   stay tuned for details...

we still got plenty of Summer left, check our calendar schedule for all out gigs up till October, where we will top it off  with a show at Tommy's Tattoo Convention in Hartford CT.
                                                                                                          ride safe...,
                                                                                                                      Dave, Mark Jim & AJ

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