Haggard Kings are a 5 piece country band from New York City that plays classic country favorites and exciting new originals. We've been around the block a few times and know our way around 3 chords better than most people in the 5 boroughs. This band keeps the tradition of the Bakersfield sound alive with originals like "Coffee and Alcohol" and "Empty Halls." It's simply good music from a simpler time.
We also play bluegrass music with mandolin, dobro, guitar and upright bass that include versions of old classics and classic interpretations of new songs.
We are available for weddings, private parties, corporate events, holiday celebrations, festivals, backing band for singers or Karaoke, or regular old bar gigs. We can comfortably fill 4 hours with authentic country music, bluegrass, western swing, blues, and roots music. And we are happy to take requests of any sort so please let us know what you want to hear!
Thanks for considering us!
Chris Smythe (Vocals/Guitar/Mandolin),
Glenn Spivack (Pedal Steel/Harmonica/Vocals),
Duane Anzelone (Lead Guitar/Vocals),
Jack Maiorino (Bass),
Tommy Mattioli (Drums)