Shovelhead Runway was created when Chip Jordan and Eric Ellingson joined forces to create a band that wasn’t “just another cover band”. Both being avid motorcyclists and riding often, the idea to cater to the biker community and promote our Veterans (like Eric) and bikers and NOT play just anywhere.
The name came from the Shovelhead motor being arguably the best sounding Harley motor, and when trying to figure out how to put that into a name, Runway, being a long strip of asphalt just had a great flow to it. Having roughly a dozen originals, as well as covering artists like Hendrix, SRV, Muddy Waters, and the Allman Brothers, and covering them well, the band exploded with the debut show February 11th, 2017. The band booked up 2017 quickly, having several venues booking throughout the year, playing rallies, private parties, good old fashioned biker bars, and donating several shows to benefits.
The band promotes being interactive, taking the show into the audience, bringing people on stage, guest singers and players on the fly. Adding songs along the way, and working on the show is a passion for all three members, and the love of playing is obvious if you have ever been to one of the shows. All of the events are always posted, including planned weekends off to spend with family and go riding! Please like the page, come say hello at a show and if you want to contribute to a song, let them know and share the stage! Much love to the Shovelhead Nation, keep an eye out for more shirts and merchandise!
Thank you all for your support and helping with the success of the band!