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Count down to our next gig at the Bally Hotel in Bally PA. Colby will be the featured performer that night.
ON TO THE NEXT GIG... SATURDAY JUNE 11TH, THIS WILL BE OUR FIRST GIG AT STOOGES BAR.
This is the official website for MADDIE PEARL the band and Acoustic fest!
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Colby Knappenberger is 18 years old, lead singer and lead guitarist, he is self-taught. Colby started playing in about 2017 he has been playing guitar for 3 about years.
Rian Stevens, on rhythm guitar and back-up vocals is 16 years old he also started in about 2017, has also been playing guitar for about three years.
Pete Knappenberger is the old man of the acoustic band and plays drum box, sings back-up vocals.
Mark Salgado plays bass; Mark joined the MP family in November of 2020. He is an awesome addition to the band. Mark has been playing bass for 7 years.
In 2021 Colby, Rian and Mark decided to create Maddie Pearl Plugged, the electric band. They went searching for a drummer and found Dino Tyner and MP Electric was born.
The name was created by founding members Pete and Colby Knappenberger, it is to honor our Aunt Pearl and Aunt Madelyn. The color Violet is to honor Pete's Grandmother Violet.
Roger Knappenberger is the reason for the band, he is the father of Pete and the grandfather of Colby. Pearl and Madelyn were his sisters. Violet was their mother, Pete's grandmother and Colby's great grandmother.
Roger played in a Bluegrass/Country band in the 80's. Madlyn, Pearl and Violet never missed a gig and I am sure if they were still with us they wouldn't miss an MP gig either.
In March of 2020 COVID-19 hit the country hard and people were quarantining, and Pete was laid off from his job, Colby was off from school.
Colby and Pete were bored, so Pete purchased a drum box online. Colby had been playing and learning songs all the while and Pete had a lot of catching up to do.
Pete and Colby starting jamming and just kept learning more and more songs as the month’s passed by. In about April/May Rian was added to our MP family.
Colby and his grandfather Roger had been jamming for years. Pete, Rogers son played bass and did sound for his dads bluegrass band, Country Grass.
In June the band got together and played their first gig at Robin Hill Campground.
In November of 2020 Mark joined the band and is a great addition to the band.
In August of 2021 Dino joined the electric band as the Drummer.
We are Maddie Pearl!!