The Duttons, an international performing and touring group, are recording artists who play everything from bluegrass to classical in their shows. Featuring a variety of instruments, violin, guitar, bass, viola, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica and drums among others, The Duttons have won recognition in national fiddling contests, as studio musicians and have also garnered praise and awards in classical violin competitions.
In addition to their instrumental virtuosity, The Duttons are accomplished singers and dancers and have been recognized as superb vocal talents. Behind the scenes, The Duttons collaborate to create unique production ideas for their shows which delight audiences. The show is self produced by the family including choreography, musical arrangement, technical support, production, and marketing, the end result of which is the audience streaming from the theater proclaiming, “This is the best show I have ever seen in my life.”
What the future holds is anyone’s guess. With five nationally broadcast PBS specials in their resume, there seems to be nowhere to go but up for this amazing group of performers. Since their appearance as top ten finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, projects on the table include a new album of original songs composed and arranged by the members of the family. Currently, they are working on a series with RFD-TV that airs Friday evening starting in March 2018 called “The Duttons Through the Years” which chronicals the adventures of this talented family and each weeks unveils either a new music video or a guest star on the show.
Last, and most fascinating with this family is how The Duttons’ love for each other and their love for what they do is immediately obvious. “I, for one, have never witnessed anything like this instant rapport between performers and ticket buyers – and I’ve been in attending concerts for almost six decades,” says critic Mike Kerverlas of the Sumter, S.C. Item. “In short, The Duttons are showmanship personified.”