Russ Maxwell

Lead Guitar & Vocals

Russ joined Shovelhed in January 2024 as our lead guitarist and has decades of professional experience playing all over the world as a former member of Molly Hatchet. He'll be providing additional lead and backing vocals to the band giving us a wider variety of musical selections to add to our live show. 

The following comes from The Molly Hatchet Wikipedia page:


In June 2000 Bobby Ingram became the sole owner of the trade and service mark "Molly Hatchet", acquired from management and from original guitarist Duane Roland.[29][30][28] Also in 2000, Kingdom of XII was recorded by the pretty stable line-up and released in Europe and the band then toured Europe to promote the album. It was released in the United States in June 2001. But new changes were ahead: after the recording of Kingdom, guitarist Russ Maxwell came aboard after Bassett left the group to rejoin Foghat.

Shawn Beamer (from Southern Rock Rebellion) replaced Sean Shannon in the fall of 2001. Bassist Jerry Scott (formerly with Brian Howe's band) joined in early 2002 after McKinney departed. That same year, Ingram took a short break from touring after suffering a heart attack and the band continued with only Maxwell on guitar.