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From south western North Dakota, The Waddington Brothers have been performing together since 2004. They have performed with such notable artists as The Kruger Brothers, Ron Block and Bobby Hicks. The Waddington Brothers spent many years touring the United States and Canada with their family (nine of them in all) as the Waddington Family performing Gospel music. Music has been in these men's blood since early childhood. In 2009 Ethan won second place in the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winfield Kansas. Since then the brothers have performed at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, they have been featured on "Dakota Air, the Radio Show" on Prairie Public Radio as well as performing for North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple's inaugural ball in 2013. The Waddington Brothers are a versatile acoustic group with a musical style that ranges from hard driving bluegrass to the mellow sound and dynamic western harmonies reminiscent of Bob Nolan and The Sons Of The Pioneers.

“We had The Waddington Brothers appear at the 16th Annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival and they greatly exceeded my expectations! The brother vocals are terrific and their musicianship is awesome. Our crowd especially enjoyed the addition of several “Cowboy” songs mixed into their sets along with the solid bluegrass. I believe we had more requests for them to come back than any other band, and that’s saying a lot! Oh, and they are really great people as well.  Highly Recommended.”



 ~Tim Roggenkamp, Entertainment Director

The Lakes Bluegrass Festival

Pine River, MN


The Old Home Town

Walking On The Water

Meet the Waddington Brothers

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