Scuffletown is an acoustic high energy duo consisting of John Whitlow on harmonica, accordion, flute and vocals and Marc Carraway on guitar and vocals.  The band has performed their unique blend of roots, jazz, world, bluegrass and original music since the mid-1990’s at concerts, festivals, wineries, marinas and boat docks throughout the mid-Atlantic region for more than two decades.  

Scuffletown, unique blend of roots, jazz, world, bluegrass and original music
Scuffletown Boogie
Barcelona, Someday
Blue Moon Highway
Frisco Bay Blues

The roots of Scuffletown go back to sometime around 1996 or ‘97, to a chance meeting in a music shop in Orange, Virginia between singer-songwriter Marc Carraway and multi-instrumentalist John Whitlow.  John had seen Marc performing around the area and the two struck up a conversation. John, who ran one of the best house concert venues on the east coast, invited Marc to do a basement show.  Marc accepted and the show was a hit, with Marc inviting John onstage for an extended impromptu jam. Subsequent duo gigs ensued, and two years later the two-man band adopted the name Scuffletown at a “name the band” concert in 1998.  Vaughan Mairs, who had made several guest appearances with the band over the years, joined Scuffletown full-time in summer of 2009 and performed with the band until his untimely passing in 2019.  Scuffletown’s recordings include Live at the Speakeasy, Roads, Another Sundown, Wine, Women and Wind and most recently Vintage Scuffletown. Marc Carraway performed and toured professionally throughout the 1980’s and 90’s, as a solo singer-songwriter and as a member of Tidewater-based bands Now & Then, Skipper’s Folly, and the Bay Trading Company, sharing bills with the Tony Rice Unit, the Kingston Trio, Martin Simpson, and Tom Paxton.  The Mary Washington Bullet called him “…one of this region’s stellar performers.”  With several albums to his credit on the Tidewater-based Waterbound Records, Marc has received extensive airplay for several songs, including “Barrel of a Gun,” and more recently, with “All These Roads.”  He plays mandolin and banjo as well as guitar, and does much of the lead singing and songwriting for Scuffletown. Scuffletown has emerged as one of the most popular acoustic acts in the richly talented central Virginia area. They have produced 5 recordings over the course of their 20 year history, have toured frequently throughout the eastern United States and in the fall of 2017 were invited by renowned Irish Musician Sean Keane to take part in a 12 day tour of western Ireland, along with fellow musician and often Scuffletown guest Matty Metcalfe. John Hill, founder of WNRN’s Acoustic Sunrise, states that “Scuffletown is a true musical gem. Their performances are full of laughter, mischief and just straight ahead great music”.

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Fats Waller
All Along The Watchtower Dylan/Hendrix
All of Me Jazz
All These Roads Original
Another Sundown Original
Atlantic City Springsteen
Barcelona, Some Day Original
California Dreamin’ Mamas n Papas
Can’t Always Get What You Want Rolling Stones
Choo Choo Ch’Boogie Louis Jordan
Coal Tattoo Billy Ed Wheeler
Coast of Marseilles Jimmy Buffett
Come in My Kitchen Robert Johnson
Come On Up To the House Tom Waits
Crazy Willie Nelson
Crazy Wind Original
Cripple Creek The Band
Doctor My Eyes Jackson Browne
Dorky Little White Man Original
Down in The Flood Bob Dylan
Drive All Night Original
Ella B Amazing Rhythm Aces
Fisherman’s Blues Waterboys
Folsom Prison Blues John Cash
Fool Such as I Hank Snow
Friend of the Devil Grateful Dead
Going Down That Road Bluegrass
Good-Hearted Woman Waylon Jennings
Graceland Paul Simon
I Hear Them All Old Crow MS
I Shall Be Released The Band
Ice Cream Man Van Halen
Into the Mystic Van Morrison
Jambalaya Hank Williams
James River Blues Old Crow MS

John Hardy Bluegrass
Kansas City Blues
Kerry Joni Mitchell
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door Bob Dylan
Laisser Les Bon Temps Rouler Original
Lies Cajun
Like a Hurricane Neil Young
Lookin’ for a New Way Home Original
Love the One You’re With Crosby Stills Nash
Make Myself a Better Man Keb Mo
Mama Don’t ‘Low Bluegrass
Many Rivers to Cross Jimmy Cliff
Maybelline Chuck Berry
Mother & Child Reunion Paul Simon
My African Friend Jimmy Buffett
Nervous Cajun
No Woman, No Cry Bob Marley
One Love (People Get Ready) Bob Marley
One More Dollar Original
One More Dollar Gillian Welch
Out on the Weekend Neil Young
Pencil Thin Mustache Jimmy Buffett
Pirate Looks at 40 Jimmy Buffett
Poncho and Lefty T. Van Zandt
Pony on My Boat Lyle Lovett
Proud Mary CCR
Reuben’s Train Bluegrass
Ring of Fire Johnny Cash
Ripple Grateful Dead
Rock-n-Roll Man Original
Scotch and Soda Kingston Trio
Scuffletown Boogie Original
Shotgun Down the Avalanche Shawn Colvin
Sittin’ in Limbo Jimmy Cliff
Sitting on Top of the World Bluegrass

Son of a Son of a Sailor Jimmy Buffett
Song For a Deckhand’s Daughter James McMurtry
Southern Cross CSN
Speed of Sound of Loneliness John Prine
Sportin’ Life Brownie McGhee
Stars Fell on Alabama Jazz
Statesboro Blues Allman Bros
Steamer Jimmy Buffett
Summertime Jazz
Tear My Stillhouse Down Gillian Welch
Tear Stained Eye Son Volt
Tell Everybody I know Keb Mo
Tell Me Baby Tony Rice
That Was Your Mother Paul Simon
The Boxer Simon and Garfunkel
The Feast of Santiago Original
The Harder They Come Jimmy Cliff
The Heart of Saturday Night Tom Waits
The Weight The Band
These Days Jackson Browne
Things Happen Johnny Cash
Three Little Birds Bob Marley
Thunder Road Springsteen
Tupelo Honey Van Morrison
Turn the Page Bob Seger
Two More Bottles of Wine Delbert McClinton
Uncle John’s Band Grateful Dead
Vincent 52 Richard Thompson
Wagon Wheel Old Crow MS
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
When My Boat Cormac McCarthy
Why You Gotta Do Me That Way Original
Wild Horses Rolling Stones
Wine Song Original
Wine, Women & Wind Original

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