The Diggity Dudes
"When you say Diggity, we say Dude!" — The Diggity Dudes play hip music for hip kids and their equally hip parents. A typical set covers everything from pet rocks to disco moves to science experiments to presidential physical fitness, all delivered via ultra-catchy melodies over funky and danceable grooves. Interactive skits, audience participation and a lighthearted comedic twist are what make a Diggity Dudes show more than a show - it's truly an experience. Ultimately, the Dudes are committed to helping provide all the young Dudes and Dudettes with an opportunity to experience the power and joy of a life enriched by music.

After many years of playing "grown up music,” Diggity Dudes Mike Hartsfield and Donny Atkins began writing a catalog of catchy songs for their kids. The Dudes decided if their kids liked what they heard, others would too. In December of 2009, Mike and Donny added Diggity Scott Milstead (a founding member of Carbon Leaf and their drummer for 15 yrs.) on drums & percussion. They immediately began work on what would become their debut album, My Science Project, which was released on June 5th, 2010 at Richmond’s famed CMoR (Children’s Museum of Richmond). The positive response to the record has been far and wide, including reviews in both regional and national press (Richmond Family Magazine,, and radio play on WXPN's Kids' Place LIVE (Philadelphia).

2011 has been an incredible year of growth for the band. In addition to a consistent tour schedule that's taken the band to MD, DC, PA, and all over VA, the Dudes spearheaded Central Virginia's first and only all-kids-music festival, DiggityFEST. The festival included arts & crafts, a wide variety of food vendors, roving entertainment, and 4 incredible bands, including headliner Dan Zanes & Friends. Needless to say, the success of the festival prompted immediate preparation for DiggityFEST 2, already scheduled for September 16th, 2012 (keep an eye on for continual festival updates).

Also, the Dude's song My Science Project (title track off their debut record) landed at #3 on WXPN's Kids Corner (Philadelphia) Top 10 Songs of 2011, an honorable accolade given Kids Corner's vast reach and lofty position in the kids music industry. And finally, to cap off an already wildly successful year, the DDiggity Mashup including all the best from "My Science Project"udes welcomed their newest member, Farmer Tod Ellsworth, on bass guitar. With a new record in the works, an ever expanding tour footprint, and preparations already underway for DiggityFEST 2, 2012 promises to be the Dudes' biggest and best year yet.

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Be sure to check out our videos right here
To The Library
Don't Bite Your Grinch from World Cafe LIve in Philly
Club Mom Montage

And check out our tunes right here
Lock The Block
Diggity Mashup

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