The Duttons at the Blue Gate Performing Arts Center
The Duttons consists of 3 generations of amazing talent. They have been recording, performing and touring together professionally for over 20 years. The adult Duttons started out their musical training as classical musicians, but it didn’t take long for them to branch out to play just about any style of music. Along with the classical, they play pop, country, bluegrass, and gospel. That ability to adapt and play just about any style of music is just one of the things that makes them so unique.
To really understand what The Duttons are all about, the best would be to see them live. The Duttons have had several European tours, and have performed in all 50 states as well as the provinces of Canada. Additionally, they have their theater in Branson, Missouri where they perform April through mid- December and their theater in Mesa, Arizona where they perform Mid-December through the end of March.
The Duttons are consummate performers who have really figured out how to entertain and entertain well. In their shows they show off their skills on the tons of different instruments and sing beautifully both as soloists and together. They also include dance and comedy with their music to create a experience for all ages.
Lately, the third generation of Duttons have been taking the stage by storm! Along with the talent of their parents, it is without a doubt, a sight to behold. It isn’t hard to get a truly “family” feel when getting just get a glimpse now and then of Grandma and Grandpa performing up on stage along with their children and grandchildren. We guarantee that they aren’t your typical grandparents. Three generations of talent on stage – it’s unique and very memorable.
Since becoming full time musicians in 1991, The Duttons as a whole have not looked back and have gone on to a successful touring career and music business. Today, they own their own theater in Branson, Missouri where they perform over 300 shows a year, as well as their own hotel and gift shop. Additionally, they operate the Dutton Theater, Mesa where they now spend their winters and perform in the sunny Phoenix Valley of Arizona Mid-December through the first of April.
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.”