Moon from Rumpke Mountain Boys

Rumpke Mountain Boys - MoonWe all know about bluegrass, and have become accustomed more recently to jamgrass. But what about trashgrass?

Well that’s what Cincinnati’s Rumpke Mountain Boys call their take on the music, and it served as the title of their debut CD in 2012. The vibe comes from the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill just north of town, which the locals call Rumpke Mountain. Rumpke Mountain Boys… get it?

The band consists of Ben Gourley on mandolin, Adam Copeland on guitar, Jason Wolf on banjo, and J.D. Westmoreland on bass, with a sound that leans towards the Leftover Salmon, Larry Keel side of the spectrum.

Their next CD, Moon, is due to hit on August 9, with a release party scheduled at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY that night. There are no audio samples yet online, but you can get a feel for their sound in this live radio show video from last Fall.


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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.