Looking for Folk? Got it. Looking for Americana? Got it. Bluegrass? Yep. Country? Swing? Jazz? Rock? Classical? Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes.
Jack Dunlap is one of the greatest mandolinists the East Coast has to offer. He is a seasoned musician; knowing no genre boundaries. Private parties, festivals, weddings, he's done them all, wowing crowds all over the nation.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Jack plays exciting originals, fun covers, traditional songs and always good jams. Want some Tom Petty? Check. How about Stevie Wonder? Got it. From James Taylor to Eric Clapton to Bill Withers to U2, Jack can get it done like you've never heard.
Jack Dunlap is the mandolinist for the trio Bud's Collective, but has also worked along side past and present members of Mountain Heart, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Dailey and Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Blue Highway, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, to name a few. Though growing up playing bluegrass music, Jack stretches his instrument into other genres such as jazz, swing, blues, rock, classical, country, Eastern Indian folk music, Celtic, polka and many others. He worked as the apprentice to VA based mandolin legend Danny Knicely through the VA Folklife Program. Knicely and Dunlap recorded the album "Chop, Shred & Split - A Mandolin Player's Apprenticeship" together in 2015. The album went on to win Best Bluegrass Album of the Year at the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES).
An ambassador of music, Jack Dunlap has made a bee-line for success. When he is not playing onstage, he is playing offstage.
At the age of 24, Jack is already endorsed by Fairbuilt Guitars, Carey Mandolins and Eastman Guitars, is a hand- chosen apprentice to the legendary Danny Knicely and is the music director for Cacapon River Arts.
He teaches privately all around the Shenandoah Valley. Always forging ahead, Jack blazes his trail with the aid of the influences from Sam Bush, Eric Clapton, Chris Thile, Joe Walsh and other musical greats.
Additional Booking Notes
This will vary from performance to performance. We can provide a PA system at an extra cost, which in that case we will just need power to the performance area.
This is just a short list of tunes that just scratches the surface of what Jack has to offer.
Can't Let Go (On iTunes)
The Adventures of Captain J-Lap and Major Jammage
Let Me Love You One More Night
Cocaine (Eric Clapton)
Money For Nothing (Dire Straits)
The Way (Fastball)
Hotel California (Eagles)
Mary Jane's Last Dance (Tom Petty)
Come On In My Kitchen (Robert Johnson)
Star of the County Down (Welsh)
Down in the Willow Garden (Irish)
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (American)
Wild Bill Jones (American)
Can't You Hear Me Calling (American)
Tam Lin (Irish)
Influences & Inspiration
Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit
On stage power