My name is Mariah Dawn Shepherd. I'm a musician, singer-songwriter, and poet. I'm a friend, lover, sister, and child at heart. I'm an activist who works for the well-being and conservation of Mother Earth and Her Inhabitants. I take pleasure in being humble and polite, doing the best I can. I love to inspire heartwarming laughter and a sense of meaning in others. I utilize the sacred gift of music to spread awareness and help bring about loving kindness, compassion, and a general sense of happiness among all beings to the best of my abilities. Not a stranger to life's diverse up and down experiences, I focus my song-writing and performance on a colorful range of emotions that touch on shared feelings throughout the human family and offer seemingly simple solutions to lovingly and bravely go beyond that which attempts to keep us stagnant and fearful. It is an honor and joy to serve others through music, I look forward to the best life and creation has to offer with all. Well wishes and thank you for being here.
Mariah Dawn Shepherd began picking around on the guitar at thirteen. As a young but highly motivated and exceptionally talented musician, she started performing shows and playing venues at age fourteen. Mariah developed her unique singing voice, and guitar-styles by playing covers and watching other performers. In just a few short years, she has played with several excellent guitarists and fine musicians both locally and while traveling. Initially, many artists’ of the 60s and 70s heavily influenced her. Being a quick learner, she recognized the need to branch out and gain musical knowledge from many genres and time periods, incorporating a vast array of techniques and musical experiences into her original songs and performances. With a blossoming and thriving music career as a sparkle folk songstress, she will certainly capture your musical fantasies.
Our Musical Mission Statement:
We create high-quality and wholesome music that helps bring about earth-friendly consciousness, community, and healing worldwide through deeply meaningful and uplifting interactions.
Randy here, also known as the Covert Dragon. My passion for music is beyond words and on top of that, I love fun. While my heart belongs to the Muse, my whimsical style comes from many years of entertainment. Dragons' Breath, those magical mystical wisps of ethereal energy, issue forth from our music with enriching displays of tonal harmonics that once existed deep in the crystal caverns of my mind. Joy and playfulness revel in the earth-friendly eco-satisfying songs presented as only a soaring dragon can actualize. Let us be at peace, full of compassion and wisdom with all our brothers, sisters, and relations. May the Grandmother and Grandfather be always with you.
Randy Widick (the Covert Dragon) is an accomplished singer-songwriter. His music has been performed in the UK, Japan, China, Philippines, and here at home throughout the US. As a Senior musician, song-write, and poet; you can hear experience and magical lore in his whimsical ‘Book of Song’. His poetic melodies intertwine musical harmonics, weaving key patterns, and human behavioral modes together to produce an almost sacred sense of awareness. According to Randy, “You don’t have to understand it to enjoy it. When you let it get inside your heart, experience it in the moment, the Muse will carry you along.”
Originating from the Ohio River Valley Basin in Southwestern Indiana, a rainbow of infinitely musical bliss, this lively and enchanting duo of wanderlust gets in touch with their audience through lighthearted routines in the course of melodic and eloquent musical interactions, delivering powerful performance and homegrown song. Take pleasure in their unique vocal harmonies and counterpoint guitar playing. These well-rounded traveling minstrels are sure to help you attain your listening bliss. Come see, feel, and be a part of this rare sparkling duo!
These two passionate, nomadic and seasoned musicians bring a distinctive and original blend of their innovative and highly fun sparkling folk rock everywhere they perform for the listening enjoyment and quality satisfaction of all. Widely recognized for their potent high-energy and upbeat performances, sporting rich techniques from several genres, this duo with their deeply touching, ofttimes comical, poetic messages coupled with a shared sense of communal and planetary well-being are sure to satisfy your entertainment delight.
Audiences get the best of both worlds with Mariah and Randy's age difference, appealing to the younger and older generations alike! Performances and songs delivered with wholesome storytelling flare and heartwarming authenticity, Mariah Dawn Shepherd & the Covert Dragon won’t leave you feeling musically deprived. Wherever you find them, they'll invite you to join in with their quirky and amusing sing-a-long, Slobbermouth! Having recently returned from four healthy and highly successful years of touring the United States and Canada performing a wide variety of festivals, theaters, house concerts, coffeehouses, parties and a little of everything in-between, they have been recording their newest album, "Beyond The Smokey Mirror", in Minnesota via Rhythm Priest Studios (NOW AVAILABLE!). With an abundance of new song material, their upcoming albums are in the works. They are currently working from their five album releases. When Covid-19 struck the world in 2020, they naturally slowed down in touring. Having both been vaccinated for Covid-19, they are now excitedly picking the pace back up in 2021 and the years to come. This is a dynamic, fun, and inspiring duo you don't want to miss!