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//  Origin:  Saratoga Springs, NY
//  Genres:  Bluegrass, Americana
//  Years Active:  2011- Present
//  Website:
Short Bio

The North & South Dakotas are an original folk & bluegrass band from Upstate, NY.  The five piece band includes Zack Hay (lead vocals and acoustic guitar), Mark Retajczyk electric guitar and supporting vocal), Nayt Patenaude (dobro, mandolin, and suporrting vocal), Colin Hunt (Bass), and Connor Dunn (saxophone).  

From quick pickin' grass tunes, to heartfelt ballads, The Dakotas bring a unique and original energy to the stage.  

The band has shared the stage with:

Sam Bush, Deer Tick, The Travelin' McCourys, Cabinet, Robert Randolph, Jeff Austin, The Gibson Brothers, Twiddle, The Mallett Brothers Band, Trampled By Turtles, Ryan Montbleau, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad.


Management: Zack Hay, 


All Booking:   Dan Powers,

                     Knotty Pine Booking Company



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