Welcome to the online home of the Double Down Daredevils!   We are a Minnesota based Bluegrass Band playing Bluegrass and Americana music with a special emphasis on 2, 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies.  We're a kind of "Bluegrass Boys meets The Oak Ridge Boys"  group.    As you explore our website, you will find video and audio clips, photo's, set-lists and performance calendar and more!     Give a listen to some of our music on the music page and then come out and see us perform!  

The Double Down Daredevils are a member band of the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old time Music Association and The Southeast MN Bluegrass Association

"Minnesota Morning" 

Here is video #2 from our night at the Hastings Community TV station in June.  
This one is a Tom Peschges original called "Minnesota Morning".  Hope you enjoy it.

The next one should be up very soon.  Thanks for watching!


We are very excited to share the first of 5 originals with you.  We recorded the videos last month at the Hastings Community TV station.  The team over there did a fantastic job and we had a great time making them.  

The first song is "Home", written and sung by our own Brin Petersen.  We can hardly wait to share the rest of them with you as they are released on the "Around the Mic" sessions on their Facebook and Yahoo pages.  Check back soon for the next installment!

We Hooted ! 

It was another fun music filled weekend in Hastings!    The Daredevils played Friday night At Spiral Brewery.    It's a great venue with good beer, super friendly staff and the audience was awesome too!    Owner Nick Fox tells me they are working on a rooftop patio and I'm really excited to see that!.   

Then on Saturday it was the 10th Annual Hastings Hootenany  8 venues with a new band every half hour.   Tons of musicians, all styles - it's crazy fun and the whole thing is a fundraiser for the Hastings Middle School Music Program.    It was a Hoot !


As a band, over the 3 years we have existed as such, we have checked a number of boxes.  Our first gig.  Our first PAID gig, Our first Festival gig....  It's been so much fun.   Last August we checked off another Milestone.   We were invited to play the main stage at the Minnesota Bluegrass Festival.  One of the larger festivals of it's kind.  (Ricky Skaggs is playing there this year, just sayin)   We had a blast even in the heat and humidity of August in Minnesota, and the whole show was captured on video by {Pioneer Public Television.     This week feels like another milestone for us as our performance last August will be featured on Pioneers show  "Grassland Jam"  Saturday at 7 pm on Pioneer Public TV  and it will be available on Youtube next week.   It's all really exciting !    Here's a clip:

Winter Bluegrass Weekend in the books 

The Daredevils were in fine form Friday night at  The Minnesota Bluegrass "Winter Bluegrass Weekend"     We performed  on Friday night at 11 pm.  Now at first, we thought Wow, we got pushed all the way to the end of the night....  wonder if anyone will come?    So we were blown away by the number of our friends and fans who did come to see us at that late hour.    We decided to make it a party and party we did !     This festival had about 40 bands I think? on 3 stages going all weekend long.  In addition there were tons of great workshops.  i particularly enjoyed Jeff Woods, Bluegrass Guitar workshop and a songwriting workshop with Mark Krietzer.   And then of course,, jamming till the wee hours.   The joke is you have a hotel room but it's mostly for naps and a quick shower.   If you've never been, check them out   www.minnesotabluegrass.org    The August festival will feature Ricky Skaggs!     See you 'round the campfire!    Till then... lot's of local gigs coming up.   Flat Earth Brewing Next Saturday March 9th.   Maries in Red Wing.   March 23rd




Last Show for 2018 Flat Earth Brewery 

So last night at Flat Earth Brewery was our last show for 2018, and what a show it was!    So much fun.     So many of our friends showed up to support us, it was truly humbling.    Combined with a brewery tour that came through and we had the biggest crowd we've ever had at Flat Earth.  It was awesome!   I'd been dealing with a cold for the past three weeks so I didn't sing quite as much as normal but the rest of the band picked up the slack and we had a guest appearance from Adelle Hyrkas too!    For all of that though... we got upstaged big time.  Check out the video

Boy do we love playing at Hobgoblin Music ! 

Well the 3rd Annual  show at Hobgoblin Music Loft is now behind us. Located in a converted barn, there is just something about that place that always makes for a great show.   We had a bigger audience than we were expecting, given the weather.   Gary and Eve Stone, the owners, were as welcoming and helpful as ever and the acoustics are, well just amazing.  It's just a great place to play and hear live music!    If you have never been, I hope you will take the opportunity one day soon.     

We have a 30 minute set at a benefit for our friend Gary Cobus next weekend and then  Flat Earth Brewing in St Paul on December 8th and that's it for this year.   Wow, that went by fast.   Come to think of it, 3 years has gone by so quickly.    The Daredevils have covered a lot of ground.  We have played many of the venues we thought were "someday maybe" kind of goals and we keep rolling along.  We are already into the planning process for 2019 and it's going to be exciting!   Stay Tuned

3rd Annual Hobgoblin Music Loft Show Nov. 10th! 

Wow, it's coming up fast!    Our 3rd Annual fall show at Hobgoblin Music Loft!.    This place feels like coming home to us.   We had some of our initial practices here and so many good times.   It's always a thrill to play in this restored barn with the most amazing acoustics.    Our last concert style show of the year we always work hard to make this one a little extra special, so expect a new song or two and the best of our best from the past year!     It's going to be a great time.   Tickets are $15 at the door!     

October Shows! 

Wow, October is a busy month again for the Daredevils!  We kick it off This Saturday, October 6th at Flat Earth Brewery in St Paul.   One of our favorite places to play this taproom and brew house is located in the old Hams Brewing building on Minnehaha Ave in St Paul's East Side.   It's a fun atmosphere with friendly people, Good Beer AND, its DOG Friendly!    So bring your 4 legged friend and come on down.   If there weathers nice we'll be on the patio which is really awesome!

Then October 13th we'll be at Maries Underground Tap and Grill in Red Wing.   I love playing in that space, always have.  This time, I have the whole band with me!   Singing for the hometown crowd  is one of my favorite things!    Come enjoy some great food, fun people and good music!

October 20th The Daredevils go back to one of our regular haunts, Kinney Creek Brewery in Rochester!   Small, friendly taproom with some great beers by the pioneer in Rochester Craft Brewing, Donovan Seitz.    We hope to see lots of our freinds in SE MN at this one!

October 26 and 27th is the Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Plymouth MN.   No formal stage show for the Daredevils but we will be around there jamming, leading or attending workshops and theme jams.   Tom Peschges, of the Daredevils is the chairman of the event committee.    Come and jam with us!

We look forward to seeing you at one of these events!   

Killin' it in Cameron! 

   The Daredevils had a great weekend in Cameron Wisconsin at the Pioneer Park Bluegrass Festival.   The weather was perfect.  The venue was gorgeous and the people.... well, the people were just awesome!    We played 2 sets.  Saturday evening opening for the headliner, The Tommy Brown Band  (man those guys can pick!)      We opened the day on Sunday morning with another fun set.   The bands were so good, some of us hung around the rest of the day just to hear them again!   Here's some video from one of our shows.


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