Backroads Band

Country Band from Takoma Park, MD - Will travel up to 100 miles
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19 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2006

$700 - $2400 per event
About
One of the Washington D.C area's top retro honky tonk bands, The Backroads Band plays CLASSIC COUNTRY music with a dash of 50's rock thrown in. In no time at all, they'll have you out on the dance floor doing a boot scootin' two step or snuggling up close for a slow tune. If you prefer an acoustic sound, we also play as an ACOUSTIC BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY group with fiddle, acoustic guitar,banjo and bass. Their sound is vintage country from the 1940s-1970s plus original roots songs written in that early country style.

Karen, the lead singer is a coal miner's daughter from Southwest Virginia who grew up listening to country music. For several years in a row, Ira, the lead guitar player has won multiple WAMMIES for best instrumentalist in both the bluegrass and country categories.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years

Club Event

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Family Reunion

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Loved ‘em!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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They were great. The music was great and they were easy to work with.

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Backroads Band’s Response:

Thanks, Janine. We had fun playing for your party. Nice group of folks. Karen & The Backroads Band

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July 4th Party

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Great band, great communication. Everyone really enjoyed the evening.

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Backroads Band’s Response:

Thanks, Nikki. We had fun playing for your group. Karen & The Backroads Band

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Christmas Party

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I truly enjoyed the band. They were on time, ready to go for the party, were reasonable costing especially for their outstanding music. I would hire them again. Everyone at the party loved them!

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Backroads Band’s Response:

Thanks so much, Irene. We had a lot of fun playing for your party. Your guests were all so friendly and you welcomed us as part of the party rather than the "hired hands". Karen & the Backroads Band

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Funeral

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The band was timely, accommodating, and very talented. The agreed on songlist went very smoothly. The vision of how this 15 minute performance would go in the middle of a funeral reception celebrating a lifelong bluegrass lover and banjo player was completely realized. Karen and Ira were just great.

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July 4th Party

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Karen and the Backroads Band was absolutely delightful and made our office July 4th so much!

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Fundraiser

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Absolutely fabulous in every way.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Private Party

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2019
Apr
17
Community Event
Reston, VA
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
2018
Jul
21
Club Event
Doswell, VA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jul
7
Family Reunion
Felton, PA
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
May
6
Birthday Party (Adult)
Annapolis, MD
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2016
Dec
15
Holiday Party
Reston, VA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2016
Jul
4
July 4th Party
Ashburn, VA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Dec
11
Christmas Party
Fredericksburg, VA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Sep
8
Funeral
Arlington, VA
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
2013
Sep
21
Church Service
Arlington, VA
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
2013
Jul
3
July 4th Party
Alexandria, VA
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2013
Jun
23
Fundraiser
Washington, DC
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2013
Mar
10
Birthday Party (Adult)
Lanham, MD
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bottom of the Bottle
Porter Wagoner
Busted
Johnny Cash
Bye Bye Love
Everly Brothers
Crazy
Patsy Cline
Cest La Vie
Chuck Barry
Don't Come Home a Drinkin
Loretta Lynn
Don't Let me Cross Over
Carl & Pearl Butler
Feudin' & Fightin'
George Jones & Melba Montgomery
Guitar Queen
Karen Collins
Highway of Love
Karen Collins
Heartaches by Number
Ray Price
Hey Good Looking
Hank Williams
Honky Tonk Song
Webb Pierce
Honky Tonk Guitar
Karen Collins
I Catch myself Crying
Roger Miller
I Do My Crying at Night
Lefty Frizell
I Fall to Pieces
Patsy Cline
I Know My Baby Loves Me
Ernest Tubb
I'll Go Steppin' Too
Flatt & Scruggs
I'm Walking the Dog
Webb Pierce
In the Jailhouse Now
Webb Pierce
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Wanda Jackson
It Wasn't God Who made Honky Tonk Angels
Kitty Wells
Last Cheaters Waltz
T. G. Shepard
Lonely Street
George Jones
Long Black Veil
Johnny Cash
Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Hank Williams
Mama Tried
Merle Haggard
Memphis Tennessee
Chuck Berry
Mr. Fool
George Jones
My Heart Skips Beat
Buck Owens
My Bucket's Got a Hole In It
Hank Williams
Only Mama That'll Walk the Line
Waylon Jennings
Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
Buck Owens
See You Later Alligator
Bill Haley & Comets
That'll Be the Day
Buddy Holly
Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine
Wanda Jackson
Trademark
Porte Wagoner
Trouble's Back in Town
Wilburn Brothers
Tupelo Co. Jail
Webb Pierce
You're Backing Up
The Kendells
You're the Reason
Webb Pierce
Your Cheatin' Heart
Hank Williams
When Will I Be Loved
Everly Brothers
Florida Blues (inst)
Arthur Smith
Red Wing(inst)
Traditional
Lady Buckaroos (inst)
Ira Gitlin
Stone's Rag (inst)
Traditional
Tulsa Night Life (inst)
Ira Gitlin
Waltz Across Texas
Ernest Tubb
Cry Cry Darling
Jimmy C. Newman
Mama's In a Honky tonk
Geff King
Forgive My heart for Breakin'
Geff King
Sweet Thang
Loretta Lynn & Ernest Tubb
Just Between the Two of Us
Merle Haggard & Bonnie Owens
Walking Advertisement for the Blues
Norma Jean
50s Band
Bluegrass Band
Country Band
Rockabilly Band
Americana Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
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 Backroads Band will also travel to Washington, Hyattsville, Silver Spring, Adelphi Chillum, Chevy Chase, College Park, Mount Rainier, Bethesda, Brentwood, Bladensburg, Kensington, Riverdale, Beltsville, Arlington, Garrett Park, New Carrollton, Cabin John, Glen Echo, Greenbelt, Rockville, Southern Md Facility, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, Lanham, Mc Lean, Suburb Maryland Fac, Alexandria, Burtonsville, Suitland.
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