About Us

For over 20 years...

the Knuckle Dusters have performed traditional old-time fiddle, swing, ragtime, country, blues, and hillbilly-jazz music for diverse audiences across the Mid-Atlantic states. While some bands are "jam" bands, the Knuckle Dusters just might be America's best "museum band" having performed for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Textile Museum in DC, the B & O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester VA, and for the Central Park Zoo in New York City. The Knuckle Dusters are colorful characters with a deep repertoire matched only by their miles of musical experience.


Pictured left to right: Matthew Spearly, Paul Mackrell, Richard Pryor, Robbie Caruthers, Scott Spearly