From humble beginnings, Shodown has matured into one of the best bands in Montana, with its diverse play list and style that blends bluegrass, western swing, traditional and modern country, 70’s/80’s/and 90’s rock-n-roll, Shodown has been a widely popular Montana band for many years.
Most arrangements feature rich 3 - 4 part harmony, mixed with driving guitars and/or fiddle by Dan Neuman; solid, grooving rythym section with Mike Hegwood on bass, and Ted Zanto on drums.
Singer-songwriter Mike Ward adds his rich guitar and vocal tones as well as his songwriting talents to the band's originals and recordings. Lead vocalist and front man, Matt Brown completes the Shodown ensemble with his smooth traditional and modern country voice. Newest addition to the band is Izzi David who brings an array of instrumentation and sound to the band.
Shodown's performances include opening acts for Jason Aldean, Emerson Drive, Eric Church, Mark Wills, Blackhawk, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ty Herndon, David Kersh, Rhett Akins, Daryle Singletary, Chad Brock, Craig Morgan, David Allan Coe and Blake Shelton.