A high energy folk band that blends Celtic tunes, old Americana and Sixties folk with fun, frolic and snappy banter. We play for large groups or small, indoors or out, history events or pub gigs and house concerts and we always have fun. Our audiences laugh, sing along and leave with a tune in their head, a song in their heart and a smile on their face.
A wonderful band! Fun and entertaining. A good experience that I highly recommend. We will definitely have them back.
Response from Rusty Musket:
Thank you so much for the kind words. We had a great time with such terrific people.
rolicking good music, great group of guys, a fun time was had by all.
Price Range: $450 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
A good time! We play music that is fun and often familiar so the audience gets in the act as well. More than that, we joke and banter between songs to keep the joy and humor rollicking on. We like to think of our shows as music with personality. Our repertoire includes Irish tunes, Celtic and American folk songs, old sea shanties and folk songs from the revival days of the 1950s and 60s. Our instrumentation covers all the folk favorites: guitar, banjo, mandolin, tin whistle, flute and Scottish drum. Our performances are toe-tapping, sing-a-long fun rides like the old day's of hootenannies and shindigs we grew up with. Fun for the whole family.
Rusty Musket has been playing together since 2010. Just four gentlemen with love for folk music and entertaining. We started with folk music of a Celtic flavor and moved quickly to old Americana and the music of the folk revival of the 50s and 60s. It is all fun music to play and fun for the audience because they can join in. Because we all have re-enacting backgrounds, we've played a number of history events as well as local pubs. All in all it is just great to play music we love with friends and get to share that joy with an audience.
Additional Booking Notes
We can bring our own sound system and simply need an outlet. Our system has easily handled everything from small rooms, to pubs, to outdoor venues. It is a 600W Peavey system with 18" speakers. We don't require any special lighting.
Past Booked Events
|October 28, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|March 18, 2016||Holiday Party (Other)|
|September 20, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Kohkohmah and Foster Encampment, Russiaville, Indiana|
|September 13, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Heartnut Festival, Ninevah, Indiana|
|September 12, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Abe Martin Lodge, Nashville, Indiana|
Blow Ye Winds in the Morning
Black Velvet Band
The Bonnie Ship, the Diamond
Star of the County Down
Kisses Sweeter than Wine
Are ye Sleeping Maggie
Cooley’s & Drowsy Maggie
Rocky Road to Dublin
Early Morning Rain
Mist on the Mountains
Rambles of Spring
I Wish They’d Do It Now
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Farewell to Whiskey
Tell Me Ma
Cod Liver Oil
The Wild and Restless Foam
Sweet Carnlock Bay
Sweet Carnloch Bay
All for me Grog
Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right
and many more.
Influences & Inspiration
The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, The Mitchell Trio, Hogeye Naavy, the Kingston Trio, Peter Paul and Mary, Gaelic Storm, Stan Rogers
Space of 12' wide and 5' deep (we have worked in smaller spaces)
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