Craig Duncan and Friends

Genre: Bluegrass Bands
Location: Nashville, TN
Price Range: $1500-$2500
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About The Band

Based in the "bluegrass country" region around Nashville, Tennessee, Craig Duncan & Friends present an entertaining program of traditional Tennessee and authentic bluegrass music for audiences of all ages. The group, which features Duncan on fiddle and mandolin, is based on years of friendship and making music together in a variety of overlapping configurations.

Bandleader Craig Duncan, a member of the North American Fiddler's Hall of Fame and Who's Who in Music & Musicians, has been the featured instrumentalist on more than 70 albums with sales in excess of $5 million. His music has been heard on television shows like Malcolm in the Middle and The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as on A&E, Biography, BET, PBS, History and other cable networks. Recognized internationally as the author of instructional books for Mel Bay Publications, Craig has produced numerous recordings for the gift shop market in various musical styles.

Duncan's credits are impressive, but you really need to experience him in a live performance to get to know the real Craig Duncan. This high-energy lead vocalist and fiddler is an Entertainer with a capital "E." Craig doesn't just play a song; he energetically delivers the heart and soul of bluegrass music in all its hard-driving glory to spellbound audiences with unique flair and pizzazz.

Music lovers couldn't ask for a better representation of bluegrass music than what Craig Duncan & Friends deliver. Their experience and expertise, combined with a genuine love for the type of traditional music they play, brings audiences to their feet with rousing waves of applause.

--Nancy Cardwell; Nashville, Tenn.
Special Projects Director, International Bluegrass Music Association
Freelance writer/columnist, Bluegrass Unlimited & Bluegrass Now

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Available For:

Corporate Events ,Festivals ,Fraternity/Sorority Parties ,Private Parties ,Rehearsal Dinner Bands ,Wedding Bands ,Wedding Ceremony


Craig Duncan & Friends Vocals (partial listing)

Act Naturally


Ashes of Love

Banks of the Ohio

Battle of New Orleans

Before I Met You

Big Mamou

Black Eyed Suzie

Blue Moon of Kentucky

Blue Night

Bonaparte’s Retreat

Chicken Fried


Crazy Arms

Cottoneyed Joe

Corrina, Corrina

Country Roads

Devil Went Down to Georgia

Dixieland Delight

Don’t Know Much About History 

Don’t Mess with my Toot-toot

Down on the Corner                                           

Down the Road

Dream, Dream, Dream

Faded Love

Folsom Prison Blues

Fox on the Run

The Gambler

Gold Watch and Chain

Gone, Gone, Gone

Good Woman’s Love

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

Hallelujah, I’m Ready to Go

He Stopped Loving Her Today

The Hem of His Garment

Ho Hey - Lumineers

Hot Corn, Cold Corn

I am a Pilgrim

If I Needed You

I’ll Fly Away


Jole Blond


Kentucky Waltz

Keep on the Sunny Side

Lonesome Road Blues

Long Black Vail

Long Journey Home (Two Dollar Bill)

Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies

Man of Constant Sorrow

Mind Your Own Business

Mr Bojangles

Mountain Music

New River Train

Nine Pound Hammer

On the Road Again

Orange Blossom Special


Pig in a Pen

Poor Boy’s Delight

Right or Wrong

Ring of Fire

Rocky Top

Roses in the Snow

Roly Poly

Salty Dog Blues

San Antonio Rose

She Thinks I Still Care

Shady Grove

Sixteen Tons

Stay All Night

T for Texas, T for Tennessee

Take Me Back to Tulsa

Take this Hammer

Tennessee Flat Top Box

Tennessee Stud

Tennessee Waltz

The Night They Drove ole Dixie Down

Uncle Pen

Unclouded Day

Used to Be

Wabash Cannonball


Will the Circle Be Unbroken

When You Say Nothing at All

Wreck of the Old 97                   

You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere


Craig Duncan & Friends Instrumentals (partial listing)

Angeline the Baker

Arkansas Traveler

Ashoken Farewell.

Back Up and Push

Beaumont Rag

Bill Cheatham

Billy in the Lowground

Black and White Rag

Black Eyed Suzie

Black Mountain Rag

Blackberry Blossom

Boil Them Cabbage Down

Bonaparte’s Retreat

Bully of the Town

Canadian Waltz

Cattle in the Cane

Cherokee Shuffle

Chicken Reel


Cincinnati Rag

Clarinet Polka/Grandfather Polka

Clinch Mountain Backstep

Cottoneyed Joe

Cottonpatch Rag

Cripple Creek.

Cuckoo’s Nest

Dear Old Dixie

Dill Pickle Rag

Done Gone

Down Yonder

Draggin’ the Bow

Durham’s Bull

Earl’s Breakdown

East Tennessee Blues

Eighth of January/

Festival Waltz

Fire on the Mountain

Fisher’s Hornpipe

Flopeared Mule

Foggy Mpuntain Breakdown

Forked Deer

Gold Rush

Golden Slippers

Goodbye Liza Jane

Hop Light Ladies/Miss McLeod’s Reel

I Don’t Love Nobody

Jerusalem Ridge

Jesse Polka

Jolie Blonde

Katy Hill

Leather Britches

Lee Highway Blues


Listen to the Mockingbird

Little Beggarman/Red Haired Boy

Lone Star Rag

Lonesome Fiddle Blues

Lonesome John

Lonesome Moonlight Waltz

Lost Indian

Maidens Prayer

Mississippi Sawyer

Old Dangerfield

Old Joe Clark

Orange Blossom Special

Over the Waterfall

Over the Waves

Paddy on the Turnpike


Ragtime Annie

Red Wing

Road to Columbus

Sail Away Ladies/Sally Ann

Sally Goodin

Salt Creek

Say Old Man

Shenandoah Valley Breakdown

Shenandoah Waltz

Soldiers Joy

St. Anne’s Reel

Stone’s Rag

Stoney Point

Tennessee Wagoner

Turkey in the Straw

Twinkle Little Star

Under the Double Eagle

Washington County

Westphalia Waltz

Whiskey Before Breakfast