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Bio for John Luskey

John Luskey, a Southern Maryland native, grew up listening to his family’s extensive record collection.  By the age of 13, he had learned enough guitar to join his first band and write his first song.   His first show was only in front of a handful of people.  By the time he was 18, he had made a name for himself in Southern Maryland and the surrounding areas. 

After playing music for over 20 years, John finally found two guys that shared his passion for performing live music; Jack Bannister (Bass) and Dwayne Taylor (Drums). Their straight-ahead, good-time music has become a staple in the DC, MD, and VA music scene and the trio has performed with Kenny Chesney, Brooks-n-Dunn, Rascal Flatts, and Toby Keith, just to name a few.  And John and his band were the first unsigned band to ever play WMZQ Fest.

He has received awards from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for "Honky Tonk Rhythm" and from Billboard Magazine for "When She Cries" and "King Of The World".
















Bio for Jack Bannister


Some of Jack's earliest memories are of listening to Hank Williams, Roy Acuff and Bill Monroe at his grandfather's house in the foothills of the Ozarks. His grandfather's love of music also came natural to him. From playing the tuba in middle school to saxophone in his high school marching
band, Jack was fully involved at an early age. While the Beatles inspired a whole new generation of guitar players, there were no bass players.  So in college, Jack switched to bass and soon thereafter left to travel and play across thecountry.  Somehow in the early 70's, Jack wound up in the DC area playing in various "alt" country and original bands. Jack’s band did radio shows on the Georgetown University station, opened for Herman’s Hermits and The Classics IV, won contests at "The Crossroads", and generally played every roadhouse and bar in the area.  He took off a decade and a half to get married, raise 2 children and write and record before meeting and connecting with John Luskey and Dwayne Taylor.





 Bio for Dwayne Taylor

Despite his years of classical training as a percussionist, Dwayne's musical roots truly lie in country music. Since his father had a country band, Dwayne was exposed from birth to the sounds of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and many more.  Wanting to follow in his fathers footsteps, he originally wanted to play guitar but after his first time sitting behind the drums, he knew it was a perfect fit. His career in both studio and live performances has spanned over 20 years covering a wide range of styles.  Dwayne has worked with John Luskey for over seven years and feels like making country music with John is like coming home.