The Dang-Its

Americana Band from Madison, WI - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$2000 - $7000 per event
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About
2013 Country/Bluegrass Performer of the Year: Madison Area Music Awards.
2014 Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year: Madison Area Music Awards.

The Dang-Its is a four piece band whose tag line, "Western Swing, Honky Tonk, & Americana," barely begins to describe the range of styles that comprise their repertoire: folk, country blues, Cajun, bluegrass, classic country, rockabilly, country swing, and more.

Weddings? The Dang-Its deliver a variety of 100% danceable tunes, and not just country music: The band members come from diverse backgrounds and can deliver spot-on renditions of classics from Motown, 50s & 60s R&R, and even jazz and swing standards from the "Great American Songbook." Your aunt and uncle want to polka...or jitterbug? You're covered! Grandpa and Grandma love to waltz? Done! Just ask.

Corporate events? It doesn't matter if your event is "county" themed or not. The Dang-Its have entertained at hundreds of concerts, festivals, and performing arts centers all over the mid-west. They are seasoned entertainers and can adapt to any requirements of your event.

For all weddings, parties and corporate shows, the Band's goal is the success of YOUR event. That means they'll learn your special songs, work with your scheduling and logistical needs, and go with the flow.

The band is fronted by vocalist Tom Waselchuk. Drummer Mark Luhring and bassist Matt Rodgers also sing. Rick Nass plays pedal steel guitar with a unique "synth" setup that allows him to faithfully mimic dozens of other instruments, from viola and French horn to accordion and saxophone.

The Dang-Its have four independently released recordings. They are professional, veteran performers and entertainers. Their programs feature top-notch musicianship, expert vocals, and a wide range material.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Wedding Reception

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The Dang-Its put on a great show at our wedding. First, they are very talented musicians and have a great sound. Their repertoire is diverse, which helped get almost everyone out on the dance floor at one point or another. They also learned two new songs that we requested, which was really going above and beyond. Tom was great to work with as we planned the event; he was both accommodating and professional.

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We had the most wonderful wedding reception and the Dang-Its were a big part of this. They are a great band! Not only is the music great but they are the nicest people! I think everyone at my wedding commented on how excellent they were! (and that is saying a lot because there were 550 to 600 people. I even had people tell me that they don't listen to country music and they LOVED them. They are a truly talented band in every way! Also, Tom the band leader communicated with me by phone and email and was probably more on top of the situation than I was. I would recommend them to anyone! I want to have another party just to get them back here! Thanks Dang-Its!

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The Dang-Its were phenomenal! They were very talented (just listen to their sample tracks) and very accommodating (e.g. scheduling set breaks around cake cutting, bouquet tossing, etc). They learned and performed new songs at our request in addition to playing their established repertoire including their original compositions. They kept the dancers moving and kept those who preferred just to listen entertained as well. Our guests couldn't stop raving about how great the Dang-Its were! They were everything we had hoped for, and we are very glad we selected the Dang-Its to play at our wedding.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Wow! What a wonderfully talented band! The Dang-Its were the cornerstone of the party - great musicians, great play list (the perfect blend of bluegrass and country - some new and some old and some of their own music) and great stage presence. In a confined space, they provided good energy and vibe for the party without overpowering volume. They thoroughly understood what we wanted and delivered from the first song to the last. Never was a better version of "Happy Birthday" ever played! A pleasure to work with The Dang-Its!

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Wedding Reception

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The Dang-Its did an amazing job with a great mix of music. They did a little classic country including waltzes for the grandparents, new country tunes for the younger crowd, and swing music plus 50s and 60s rock n roll for those who wanted something other than country music, making the night memorable and fun for everyone. We loved hearing their version of our special requests. Even those who told me they wouldn't dance the chicken dance couldn't resist joining in. Just an all around incredible performance and a perfect choice for our wedding.

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They drove all the way to Des Moines to play at our wedding and made it such a wonderful enjoyable evening. From soothing dinner music to breaking it down on the dance floor, we were amazed at how great they sounded and how versatile they were. They are not your typical wedding band, they bring a new sound to all the favorites! I want to thank them again for making our night so romantic and such a blast for all of our guests.

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Anniversary Party

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My husband and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary, our son's engagement, and my husband's retirement. The Dang-Its were so accommodating and assisted our deacon with the ceremony music. They were so personal, caring, and professional. We had over 150 people in our country setting home and our guests loved the music. Thank you Dang-Its for making our events so very, very special!

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The Dang-Its were a perfect band for our wedding! We wanted fun bluegrass music and this is what they delivered! They were also willing to take requests and even let my husband and his friends use their instruments to play a couple songs. I would definitely recommend this band!

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Corporate Function

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Great people, great musicians, great entertainers, helped us to put on a great event. Came up with a song specifically tailored to the theme of our event. Highly recommended!

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I can't believe GigMasters only gives me 675 characters to describe how INCREDIBLE The Dang-Its performance at my wedding was. The band outperformed all expectations with their personalized, intimate performance while remaining professionals of the highest caliber. They ingratiated themselves into our wedding and breathed life into the party. The ceremony was touching without being overbearing and the reception flat-out kicked ass. Tom felt like an old friend from start to finish; he won us over immediately with warm, gentle kindness. My only regret is that they had to leave. If you are thinking about seeing them play or booking them for your event-do so immediately!

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2019
May
22
Corporate Function
Lake Geneva, WI
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Aug
25
Wedding
Waupaca, WI
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Aug
15
Corporate Function
Des Moines, IA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Aug
10
Anniversary Party
Loretto, MN
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Aug
5
Wedding
Kirkland, IL
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Aug
5
Wedding Reception
Richland Center, WI
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jun
24
Wedding Reception
Madison, WI
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Sep
3
Wedding Reception
Oak Park, IL
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Jun
18
Private Party
Frankfort, IL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Mar
19
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Freeport, IL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Sep
27
Wedding Reception
Madison, WI
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Jun
14
Celebration
Monticello, IA
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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All My Loving
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All of Me
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And I Love Her
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Arkansas Traveler
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Back in the Saddle Again
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Blue Kentucky Girl
Loretta Lynn
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon & Garfunkel
Caravan
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Close to Me
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Ella Fitzgerald
Crazy
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Daddy's Cadillac
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Daddy's Oldsmobile
Hal Ketchum
Dear Abbey
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Deep Water
Asleep at the Wheel
Don't Fence Me In
Cole Porter
Down On The Corner
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Dueling Banjos
Theme from "Deliverence"
Fire
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First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Roberta Flack
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France
Keb Mo
Georgia on My Mind
Ray Charles
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Various Western Artists
Gone
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Hello Trouble
Buck Owens
Help Me Make it Through the Night
Kris Kristofferson
Hey Good Looking
Hank Williams
Hickory Wind
Gram Parsons
Highway Patrol
Junior Brown
Hole In my Head
The Dixie Chicks
Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller
Honky Tonk Song
Mel Tillis
I Can't Let Go Of You
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I Can't Give you Anything But Love
Ella Fitgerald
I Don't Mean Maybe
Buddy Miller
I Fall To Pieces
Patsy Cline
I Love You Honey
Patsy Cline
I Still Miss Someone
Johnny Cash
I Walk The Line
Johnny Cash
I Will
Beatles
Icy Blue Heart
John Hiatt / Emmylou Harris
If I Could Only Win Your Love
Louvin Bros. / Emmylou Harris
If You've Got Leaving on Your Mind
Patsy Cline
I'm an Old Cowhand
Johnny Mercer
I'm Crossing Over
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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Hank Williams
In A Town This Size
Keiran Kane
Jackson
Cash & Carter
Jambalaya
Hank Williams
Jump Jive And Wail
Louis Prima
Just One more Time
The Derailers
Kansas City
Various Artists
Keep Your Heart Young
Brandi Carlisle
King of the Road
Roger Miller
Knee Deep in Paradise
Zac Brown & Jimmy Buffet
Mama Tried
Merle Haggard
Merry Christmas From The Family
Robert Earl Keen
Mississippi
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Move It On Over
Hank Williams
Mr. Heartache
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My Girl
Temptations
Nothing Can Stop Me
Roger Miller, George Jones
Oh Shenandoah
Traditional
On The Road Again
Willie Nelson
One More Dollar
Gillian Welch
Panhandle Rag
Various Western
Pennies From Heavan
Various Artists
Razzle
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Ring Of Fire
Johnny Cash
Rock Bottom, Pop. 1
Robbie Fulks
Rock Salt & Nails
Utah Phillips
Roly Poly
Asleep At The Wheel
Route 66
Asleep at the Wheel
Runaway
Del Shannon
San Antonio Rose
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Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette
Tex Williams
Something Stupid
Sinatras
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Dorothy (of course)
Stormy Monday
Various artists
Streets of Baltimore
Harlan Howard
Summertime
Gerschwin
Sweet Dreams
Patsy Cline; Emmylou Harris
Sweet Georgia Brown
Various Artists
Take Me Home Country Roads
John Denver
Tennessee Waltz
Patti Page
Theme From Ken Burns "Civil War"
Jay Ungar
This Land Is Your Land
Woody Guthrie
Tiger By The Tail
Buck Owens
Till There Was you
Broadway
Too Many Experts
Sweetback Sisters
Up on The Roof
Drifters
Wagon Wheel
Old Crow Medicine Show
Walkin The Floor Over You
Ernest Tubb
Walking After Midnight
Patsy Cline
Waltz Across Texas
Earnest Tubb
Wayfaring Stranger
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What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
When Will I Be Loved
Buddy Holly
When You're Smiling
Various Artists
Why Baby Why
George Jones
Wichita
Gillian Welch
Wild Flowers
Tom Petty
Windy
The Association
You Are My Sunshine
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Please note The Dang-Its will also travel to Cottage Grove, Mc Farland, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Windsor, De Forest, Middleton, Deerfield, Morrisonville, Oregon, Stoughton, Dane, Marshall, Verona, Arlington, Cross Plains, Cambridge, Brooklyn, Waterloo, Belleville, Lodi, Lake Mills, Black Earth, Poynette, Columbus, Edgerton, Evansville, Mazomanie, Mount Horeb, Rio.
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