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The Knuckle Dusters

Bluegrass Band from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$300 - $2500 per event
Search Google/Yahoo for "THE KNUCKLE DUSTERS - HOME PAGE." Free song & video at our site! AMERICANA, OLD TIME FIDDLE, BLUEGRASS, RAGTIME, COUNTRY, ROCKABILLY,BLUES & FOLK music. We're also on YouTube. 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 Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, The B&O Railroad Museum, The Textile Museum, The Carroll County Farm Museum, The Central Park Zoo in NYC, for numerous music festivals in DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and for dozens and dozens of weddings, corporate functions and private events. The Knuckle Dusters are in their 20th 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 SMITHSONIAN". You can also search for "THE KNUCKLE DUSTERS 1 of 4" for recent performance footage from the B&O Railroad Museum, in Baltimore, Md. You can also search YouTube for "THE KNUCKLE DUSTERS 27" which will give you 27 individual tune/song videos from a concert at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA.

The combo features Scott Spearly (guitar, vocals, harmonica), Paul Mackrell (banjo, guitar, vocals), Richard Pryor (mandolin, fiddle) and Matthew Spearly (upright bass). Guest fiddlers, Robbie Caruthers, Evan Price, Steve Hickman, Alexander Mitchell join the combo for select events. 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, weddings, museums, dance halls, taverns, dinner clubs, civil-war re-enactments, and a 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... Though we are flexible with performance times as needed for events.

The songs and influences listed below are only a short list... it's impossible to list them all. We know hundreds of tunes!!! Please visit our website for listings by genre and style.
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
2008 - Top Rockabilly Band

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We had a great experience with the band. The music was just what we wanted, a mix of bluegrass and Irish. They did a great job and were very professional and friendly to work with. Scott was always quick to respond and helpful with our questions along the way. We received lots of compliments on our choice of band and are glad we choose the Knuckle Dusters. They helped make our wedding fun and festive! We'd recommend them to anyone looking for a good bluegrass band.

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The Knuckle Dusters’s Response:

Thank you, Susan, for your kind review. Thinking back on the many fine weddings for which we have performed, yours was an especially beautiful and well-planned event. We are always glad to play our part for these occasions. Thank you for including us in your ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner reception. We were also glad our music was so well received and appreciated. Your family and friends all treated us with graciousness and kindness, making us feel very relaxed and comfortable as musicians.

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Fraternity Function

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Showed up early, set up, started on time. Fantastic performance, wide range of songs, great group of guys. We will be asking them to perform again.

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The Knuckle Dusters’s Response:

Thank you Walter. We much appreciated the opportunity to play for James Madison University alumni at your wonderful lodge/resort. We are glad you and your guests enjoyed our music selections and performance for your event. Great surroundings and a pleasant audience always makes it easy to be at our best. Thanks for taking such great care of us!

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The Knuckledusters were amazing! They are professional and delightful on many levels. I would definitely hire them again. They even learned a new song just for us. AMAZING! A. Keefe

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The Knuckle Dusters’s Response:

Thank you Patrick and Amanda. We were honored that you elected to hire us over other bands you were considering from Baltimore. We have played many, many weddings over the years but never an orthodox Jewish wedding. And learning the traditonal song HAVA NAGILA was fun for us. Your family and guests were very gracious and entertaining --- GREAT DANCERS!!! Thanks Again. Scott Spearly (The Knuckle Dusters)

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Sep
24
Wedding
Washington, DC
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Jul
30
Wedding Reception
Gettysburg, PA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Mar
19
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Hamilton, VA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
May
10
Mother's Day Party
Washington, DC
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
2013
Jun
9
Wedding Reception
Dickerson, MD
11:00 PM - 1:30 AM
2012
May
18
Fraternity Function
Port Republic, VA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2012
May
12
RUE'S FOOD & SPIRITS
Mercersburg, PA
4:00 PM - 7:00 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
Bluegrass Band
Celtic Band
Country Band
Jazz Band
Ragtime Band
Swing Band
Variety Band
Rockabilly Band
Americana Band
Western 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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