The Banjo Rascals
Since 1968, the Banjo Rascals have been delighting audiences of all ages with a variety of distinctive toe-tapping music. Our music ranges from 1890s Ragtime to 1950s, 60's and 70s rock- n- roll. We perform Scott Joplin rags including The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag and A Breeze from Alabama. We encourage sing-a-longs with favorites like Heart of My Heart, Carolina in the Morning, Apple Blossom Time, It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie, Four Leaf Clover and Down By The Old Mill Stream. The Banjo Rascals then heat things up with Hot Dixieland standards like Tiger Rag, That’s a Plenty, Riverboat Shuffle, Royal Garden Blues and When the Saints Go Marching In.
The diversity of the musicians in the Banjo Rascals does not stop with songs of the Roaring 20s! Arrangements of 20’s - 30’s swing songs and Big Band Era hits like In the Mood, Stardust, Stars Fell On Alabama, That’s My Weakness Now, I Love Paris, ‘SWonderful and Moon Glow as well as the harmonies of the 50s and 60s rock-n-roll classics like Only You, The Twist and Under the Boardwalk are all within the repertoire of the Banjo Rascals.
Add a hot lead guitar and songs of Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and June Carter, Emmy Lou Harris and many others will make you feel like you’re in the heart of Nashville. The Banjo Rascals transform into the Country Rascals before your eyes playing mandolin, guitar, banjo, and string bass and of course wearing 10-gallon hats.
The Banjo Rascals cater to a wide variety of ethnic music specializing in Italian, German, Irish and Jewish traditional music. The Banjo Rascals add some Santa’s hats and holiday scarf’s and bring alive your favorite Christmas or Chanukah melodies.
Equally adept at strolling acoustically table to table taking requests, marching in a parade or with full setup with a complete professional sound system, the Banjo Rascals will help make your next event a unique smash hit! The Banjo Rascals provide performing musicians / entertainers from duos to a ten piece orchestra.
Our Programs Feature
Vocals with 3-part harmony
Sing-a-longs with song sheets to encourage audience participation
Sing-a-longs shows tailored for children
Dance music featuring:
Cha-chas and many more
Hand clapping - Foot stomping - Trivia contests with prizes
We perform specialty numbers that feature:
Banjo, ( Yes we do Duelin' Banjos)
Clarinet, Saxophone, Cornet, Trombone, Piano, Tuba and String Bass.
Patriotic music featuring the music of:
John Philip Sousa
George M. Cohan
Do We Please Our Audiences
Over 95% of clients re-engage our services within a year!
Since 1968, many organizations continue to commission us for their annual affairs!
As experienced professional musicans and entertainers, we always present a crisp, well-dressed and well-rehearsed show, tailored to your specific needs.
We have performed for millions of people since 1968.
The Banjo Rascals Music for All Occasions