About Me

Hello friends and neighbors! My name is Hayden Shaw and I’m a Country/Bluegrass musician from the Westminster Md area. If you’re interested in booking me feel free to reach out to haydenshawmusic@gmail.com and I’ll be sure to get back to you!

Now here is some life story for you:

By day I’m a paid EMT/Firefighter for a major metropolitan fire department as well as a volunteer firefighter in Carroll County MD. In the winter you probably won't be able to find me since I'm likely off skiing somewhere or taking a trip to see friends somewhere warm. In the summer you can find me playing gigs, camping at bluegrass festivals, or taking a hike with my dog Daphne.

Between all of the traveling you'll usually find me playing music. Whether I'm heading out to local bluegrass jams, playing with my band Hayden Shaw and This Side of Pleasant, or playing a pickup gig with my friends in the Baltimore area, just know I'm playing music somewhere.

Not only do I play Bluegrass but I also play solo country gigs at bars around the Westminster MD area. I started back in 2021 when a friend of mine asked if I could play at a Food Truck Night for his local fire department. After throwing something together and figuring out that this would be something I could do on a regular basis, I started a Facebook page and printed business cards. Gigs started coming in slowly as the world started coming back together after 2 years of COVID. I continued my self titled “Food Truck Tour” as I kept playing for local fire departments with great success! Now I've moved on from the food truck scene and enjoy playing local bars and breweries. I'm a regular at the Frederick Bluegrass Jam and well as the Baltimore Bluegrass Jam (as much of a regular as my work schedule allows of course).

I hope to see you down the road soon!
Thanks for stopping by,

Edited 3-2-2024


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That's me! Playing at The Station Inn in Nashville at their Sunday night bluegrass jam.

Here are some pictures from my travels: Whistler BC, Patagonia, Greece