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Mariah Dawn Shepherd & the Covert Dragon is a rare treat to behold.  Both singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists with a passion for music and performance, their sounds have been compared to truly great artists; yet maintain something beautifully potent and purely their own. Mariah's voice has been said to resemble Joni Mitchell as well as Jacqui McShee with sweet harmonies like Simon & Garfunkel and bright guitar movements like Led Zeppelin. Randy's (the Covert Dragon's) voice and harmonies have been said to sound like Crosby, Stills, & Nash with intricate guitar playing styles such as John Renbourn and Jim Croce, adding in his own counterpoint and jazzy-syncopated rhythms.

Mariah Dawn Shepherd

Guitarist, Bassist, Percussionist,  Singer-Songwriter, Poet, Artist

Randy Widick (the Covert Dragon)

Guitarist, Bassist, Percussionist, Singer-Songwriter, Poet, Artist

Hailing from Southwestern Indiana, these two eclectic singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, pioneers of their own proclaimed spirited “Sparkle Folk Rock”, bring a colorful moving and upbeat blend of earth-friendly original music intent on harmonizing consciousness one note, in 432hz, at a time. With a rich background in steady touring throughout the North American continent in the last several years, many have come to enjoy both Mariah’s and the Covert Dragon’s friendly, fun and easy-going presence. As a rainbow of infinitely musical bliss, they playfully work from their five current album releases for the listening enjoyment and enrichment of their audiences. Performances and songs are delivered with wholesome storytelling flare and heartwarming authenticity.  Refreshing as a crisp mountain stream, each performance is entirely novel and a one of a kind experience.

 For three years from 2016 to 2019, Mariah Dawn Shepherd & the Covert Dragon successfully toured throughout the United States from coast to coast and parts of Canada performing theaters, festivals, house concerts and a little of everything in-between. Mariah's debut album ‘Equivocal Dreams’ was released in 2012, next with the Covert Dragon was their 2016 release ‘Woodsy Mushrumps’ along with Randy's solo album titled 'Randall of Greenwood: Regeneration' and 2017 release 'A Date With Myself' followed by their newest 2019 release 'Beyond The Smokey Mirror' recorded in Minnesota at RP Productions. Mariah is now preparing a whole slough of new songs to be recorded on her newest albums with the Covert Dragon. 


Mariah Dawn Shepherd & the Covert Dragon's music has been played throughout the world on various radio stations and podcasts, most notably in England (Damh the Bard's podcast). They were recently interviewed by an Australian online magazine and HerSong Music Blog. The first interview mentioned can be found here: https://www.girl.com.au/mariah-dawn-shepherd-and-the-covert-dragon-interview.htm and the second interview can be found here:  https://www.hersongmusicblog.com/post/mariah-dawn-shepherd-the-covert-dragon-music-interview?fbclid=IwAR0HarTkfLuOF8EuxB7UXCU38-QHQR3wlQoICsAT8l5aDeqhb0MWVMs5dPY

Mariah Dawn Shepherd & the Covert Dragon recently received an epic review of their song 'Humanity's Lullaby' off of their new album 'Beyond The Smokey Mirror' from HerSong Music Blog that can be found here:


Mariah says her inspiration comes from nature where she loves to be the most. She dreams of traveling the world, sharing heartfelt music and creating long lasting, good relations with all. They are both looking forward to their first world tour and all the joy that follows...

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We aspire to create high-quality and wholesome music that helps bring about earth-friendly consciousness, community, and healing worldwide through deeply meaningful and uplifting interactions.

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