Where History and Entertainment Meet!™
The Hangmen are: Dave Gray; songwriter, vocals, harmonica, guitar and mandolin. John Schumacher; lead guitar, slide guitar, and vocals; Mark Astleford, bass guitar; and Travis Case on drums.
We have a set list of literally hundreds of songs including classic country and rock, oldies, blues, honky-tonk, and Dave’s originals. We cover artists from Ray Price and Hank Jr.; to the Rolling Stones and CCR; to Stevie Ray Vaughn and Elvis.
Throw in a few of Dave’s originals, such as Southbound Road, Texas Time, I Think I Got Drunk Last Night, Hate Your Guts, Last Pale Sunset, and Parkersburg, and you’ve got a show that has the variety to match any musical taste.
We're always looking for that 'next gig' and will travel most anywhere to help make your event a success. We have experience entertaining at music festivals, community celebrations, private birthday and wedding parties, corporate events, holiday parties, graduations, beach/lake parties, and, of course, lounges, and bars.
Some of our most recent gigs include Meskwaki Casino, the last seven, Iowa State Fairs (We started playing Pioneer hall for the dances 2011-2017), Ogden Fun Days, State Center's Rose Festival and Union's Tar Heel Days. Van meter days, Oskaloosa Sweet Corn Seranade.
We've also played at the Blessing of the Bikes in Marshalltown, Alogna ABATE Freedom Rally,KCW! channel 23 Des Moines TV appearance on "It's A Great Day" morning show,Firemen's Balls in Baxter and Liscomb, and fundraisers in Boone and Rhodes, just to name a few.
It’s all about using our musical talents in a way that is fun and entertaining to you and your guests or clients. We love what we do! What else is there?
Dave Gray and John Schumacher are the two original members of the Marshall County Hangmen band. They're love of music in all genres and their exceptional kindred personalities make working together as "The Duo" an absolutely entertaining experience. The audience "feels" their joy of music and entertaining and can't help but have a great time!
"Weely awesome!" ~ Elmer Fudd ~
Performing Arts Center