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The Knuckle Dusters

Bluegrass Band from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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77 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2002

$300 - $3500 per event
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Google "THE KNUCKLE DUSTERS" for complete video, music and band info. AMERICANA, OLD TIME FIDDLE, BLUEGRASS, RAGTIME, COUNTRY, ROCKABILLY, BLUES & FOLK music. Covering DC to NY and beyond. One of Gigmasters' best bands -- reliable, professional & with great client feedback! MORE INFO: The Knuckle Dusters have performed at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the B&O Railroad Museum, Nationals Park, the Textile Museum, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, the Carroll County Farm Museum, the Calvert Marine Museum, the Central Park Zoo in NYC, for numerous music festivals in DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, and for hundreds of weddings, corporate functions and private events. The Knuckle Dusters are in their 23rd year as an American roots band.

VISIT OUR BAND's WEBSITE for complete video and song downloads! GIGMASTERS ONLY ALLOWS LIMITED SONG SAMPLES AND VIDEOS TO BE POSTED. WE'LL BE GLAD TO SECURE THE BOOKING THROUGH GIGMASTERS once you've fully previewed our music!

When searching YouTube videos... search for "THE KNUCKLE DUSTERS LIVE" playlist. You can browse concert videos from several top venues.

The combo has featured Scott Spearly (guitar, vocals, harmonica), Paul Mackrell (banjo, guitar, vocals), Richard Pryor (mandolin, fiddle), Robbie Caruthers (fiddle) and Matthew Spearly (upright bass).The Knuckle Dusters have been featured in Jazziz Magazine and several other online and print newspapers/publications. The group has recorded both live and in the studio. In 2008, The Knuckle Dusters were awarded the Rising Star award from Gigmasters.

Performing in most 20th century American genres, the Knuckle Dusters incorporate Old Time Fiddle/Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Blues, Texas Swing, Acoustic Rock & Roll, Classic Country, Ragtime, Folk, and originals into their sets. They will customize their performance for your event. Their schedule often includes festivals, theaters, performing arts centers, museums, hotels, weddings, dance halls, taverns, dinner clubs, civil-war re-enactments, and an otherwise diverse range of private and public events.

PRICING AND QUOTES: Many factors can affect our fee. The number of musicians hired, length of performance, traveling distance, sound equipment needs, and special accommodations all play a role. We try to be fair, normally charging a simple flat fee for all events which are in short driving distance (under 2 hours), and require a 1-3 hour performance slot... we are flexible with performance times as needed for events.

The songs and videos in our press kit are a small handful of samples... it's impossible to include them all. We know hundreds of tunes!!! Please visit our website for complete listings by genre and style.
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50+ The Bash Verified Bookings
Responds quickly to booking requests
A member of The Bash for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2018!
2008 - Top Rockabilly Band

Private Party

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The Knuckle Dusters performed for a wedding rehearsal dinner and were perfect for the setting. The setting was rural Loudon County Virginia at the Silverbrook Farm where the wedding was to take place the following day. The weather was iffy but all clear by the time the event began and the damp lush surroundings made the event even more beautiful. The trio played everything from Bluegrass to Irish melodies and sat inside the Arch where the wedding was to take place the following day. Great for photos and played until dark when the event concluded. They were very accomodating when the date had to be moved from May to August because of the Pandemic. Great group.

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The Knuckle Dusters’s Response:

Dear Roche Family: Thank You! ... for including in us in such a lovely and long-awaited wedding rehearsal dinner. You and many others had to put your lives (and marriage of your daughter) on hold due to the pandemic. We are so glad we were able to attend and perform on a rescheduled date. WHAT A LOVELY AND INTIMATE WEDDING, and what a kind and beautiful family. All were gracious and mindful of covid safety measures... we felt completely comfortable and welcome throughout, and that showed in our music. Thank you for including us in the meal service. We never expect to be fed when we gig, but musicians do love food! Best regards to you, your family, and the newlyweds

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Club Event

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They had a wonderful performance, couldn't be happier.

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The Knuckle Dusters’s Response:

Thank you Ken and Fernando at the Canary Grill in Berkeley Springs WV. What a GREAT restaurant and bar, and the staff and food was incredible! We were happy to be invited for their 1st St. Paddy's Day celebration, the guests all seemed to genuinely enjoy, and we're glad to have been invited back to perform music from our Americana repertoire. We'll see you again soon at The Canary Grill!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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The band was perfect and fit our needs for the party. They interacted well with people at the party and could not have been happier. Thanks so much!

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The Knuckle Dusters’s Response:

Craig and Kristen, thank you for including us in your event at The Hershey Vineyards and Brewery. What a classy room and venue, and you weren't kidding when you said there might be some dancing.... Sheesh! You guys could all cut-a-rug! And thanks for the eats and libations, we never ask for or expect such, but appreciate the kind gesture... both make for happy and well-fueled musicians, which plainly feeds into a better music experience for all. Best regards, The Knuckle Dusters.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2020
Aug
14
Private Party
Purcellville, VA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Jul
23
Community Event
Waynesboro, PA
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jun
29
Birthday Party (Kids)
Fulton, MD
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
May
18
Private Party
Round Hill, VA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Mar
16
Club Event
Berkeley Springs, WV
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2018
Oct
13
Celebration
Needmore, PA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Sep
29
Wedding Reception
McLean, VA
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2018
Aug
26
Community Event
Thurmont, MD
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
Aug
18
Family Reunion
Little Orleans, MD
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Oct
13
Fundraiser
Waynesboro, PA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Apr
9
Celebration
Rockville, MD
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Mar
18
Birthday Party (Adult)
Hershey, PA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Please visit our website www.knuckledusters.com
We know way too much music to list here. These are just a few country/rockabilly/traditional examples; we know several hundred songs & instrumentals, with hours of FREE music samples in MP3 format organized by style & genre at our site.
Hot Rod Lincoln
Commander Cody
Rock This Town
The Stray Cats
Mind Your Own Business
Hank Williams
Tear In My Beer
Hank Williams
Take Me Back To Tulsa
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys
Get Off My Cloud
The Rolling Stones
Far Away Eyes
The Rolling Stones
Don't Think Twice
Bob Dylan
Friend of The Devil
The Grateful Dead
Long Haired Redneck
David Allen Coe
The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised
Johnny Paycheck
Sometimes She Forgets
Steve Earle
Walkin After Midnight
Patsy Cline
I Fall to Pieces
Patsy Cline
Where Am I Gonna Live When I Get Home
Billy Ray Cyrus
Smoke That Cigarette
Comander Cody
Call Up Trudy
Charlie Daniels
Hit The Road Jack
Ray Charles
My Gal Is Red Hot
Sam the Sham and The Pharoahs
Cotton Eyed Joe
Traditional/Bluegrass
Old Joe clark
Traditional/Bluegrass
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Traditional/Bluegrass
Blackberry Blossom
Traditional/Bluegrass
Sweet Georgia Brown
Traditional/Jazz/Swing
Bluegrass Band
Celtic Band
Country Band
Ragtime Band
Swing Band
Variety Band
Irish Band
Rockabilly Band
Americana Band
Acoustic Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note The Knuckle Dusters will also travel to Mount Rainier, Brentwood, Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Arlington, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Takoma Park, Adelphi Chillum, Cheverly, College Park, New Carrollton, Riverdale, Suitland, Alexandria, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, District Heights, Oxon Hill, Silver Spring, Temple Hills, Falls Church, Greenbelt, Lanham, Beltsville, Glen Echo, Kensington, Mc Lean, Southern Md Facility, Upper Marlboro.
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