We’ve had Grasstowne and Monroeville, and now we have another bluegrass destination to add to our itinerary… Hammertowne.
This new group of five veteran Kentucky pickers and singers has completed their first album, and signed this week with Mountain Fever Records, who will release their self-titled project in the Spring.
Singers and songwriters Dave Carroll and Scott Tackett anchor the band, both on guitar, joined by Chaston Carroll on mandolin, Brent Pack on banjo an Doug Burchett on bass.
Mark Hodges at Mountain Fever tells us that he discovered the band in a roundabout way.
“Dave contacted me about this band late last year, and a few days later we signed Grasstowne. The first single they wanted to release was a song given to them by none other than Dave Carroll. He sent me some rough mixes and I loved them.”
While awaiting the full CD in April, Mountain Fever has released a single to radio, which will be available to fans in iTunes and other digital reseller in the next few days. The song is a clever adaptation of the old time fiddle tune, Cherokee Shuffle, with lyrics from Carroll.
Hammertowne has also recently signed with Deep River Management to represent them.
Category: Bluegrass recording news
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