• Welcome Ryman Monroe Carroll!

    Announcing the littlest Hammertowner - and what a great bluegrass name! Chaston Carroll, mandolinist with Hammertowne, and his wife Shayla, are celebrating the birth of Ryman Monroe Carroll. She came into this world yesterday, weighing in at 7 lb, 8 oz,

  • Pictures – Hammertowne

    There’s something to be said about putting one’s music where one’s mouth is. Simply put, that means not only tapping into a traditional template but also sharing the stories that are compatible  with its vintage origins. That’s the mantra that Hammertowne

  • Doug Burchett returns to Hammertowne

    David Carroll and Doug Burchett with Hammertowne in July 2014 - photo by Shona Wilks Smith Hammertowne has announced some changes to their lineup, necessitated by current health issues being faced by their bass player, Bryan Russel. As most of our readers

  • Dale Thomas to Hammertowne

    Personnel changes are one of the few constants in the running of a band, especially where so many musicians perform as a second career. Family and work pressures often make it more difficult to stick with music, but artists and

  • Hammertowne’s Homage To Hillbilly Heroes

    If there was an IBMA award for blue-collar bluegrass band, Hammertowne would easily win my vote. No fancy outfits, no frills, just straight ahead traditional bluegrass delivered with a high degree of consistency. The latest evidence of Hammertowne’s craftsmanship is found

  • Hillbilly Heroes from Hammertowne

    Kentucky's Hammertowne has released a debut single in advance of their next project for Mountain Fever Records. It's the title track from Hillbilly Heroes, written by the band's guitarists, Dave Carroll and Scott Tackett. Scott sings the song that tells about

  • David Adams Barnett to Hammertowne

    Kentucky's Hammertowne has announced the departure of banjo player Brent Pack, and the addition of new member David Adams Barnett in his stead. According to guitarist Dave Carroll, Brent has been offered a position as a full time Park Ranger with the Kentucky State Park

  • Big doin’s at Milan 2016

    Friday at the 2016 Milan Bluegrass Festival saw a brief rain shower in the morning, but the sun was shining brightly by the time the first band took the stage. The Crowe Brothers made their first appearance at Milan in