Shane Zack


Shane Zack, the man with two first names, once couldn’t check into a hotel because they had gotten it backwards on his reservation. When you hear Shane play the mandolin, you won’t make that mistake. His chop is superb, and his cross-picking is worth driving across the state to hear.

Shane was born into a musical family. He learned guitar from his grandpa, and his mother is an accomplished accordion player.  Mix in Shane’s natural thirst for knowledge, and you have a musician who will surprise you with something new every time you see him play.

A well-rounded individual, he has appeared with many local bluegrass bands throughout the years and has seemingly participated in most every jam in the eastern half of Minnesota. In addition to playing mandolin in the band, he is also a wedding officiant, amateur ornithologist, pysanky decorator, bluegrass historian and is considered a bit of a tree expert among the rest of the band.