• 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

  • More from Rudy Fest 2015

    Volume Five opened Thursday at Rudy Fest 2015 to an appreciative crowd. Their set was washed out by rain last year, but sunshine held for this year’s! Wildfire followed providing some memories of time spent with J.D. Crowe. Danny Davis joined

  • Doug Bartlett to Hammertowne

    Kentucky's Hammertowne has announced the addition of Doug Bartlett on fiddle and vocals. They are making the move to a six-piece format just ahead of the release of their Highways & Heartaches album on Mountain Fever in April. Doug has many years of

  • Broken Heart Mended from Hammertowne

    Mountain Fever Records has released a single from Hammertowne's upcoming album to bluegrass radio. Broken Heart Mended is a new song from band banjoist Brent Pack, relying heavily on his driving banjo, who turns in his best Crowe/Stewart impression on the kickoff. Pack is joined by Scott

  • Bryan Russell to Hammertowne

    Hammertowne has announced that Bryan Russell has joined the group to play bass and help with vocals. Russell is from eastern Kentucky and had spent the past few years working with Cumberland Gap Connection. David Carroll, who plays guitar and sings with

  • Songwriter Profile – Dave Carroll

    Dave Carroll was born August 7, 1964, in Ashland, Kentucky. Although Carroll was always fascinated with music, he didn’t learn to play guitar until he was 17 years old. Carroll was motivated to learn to play bluegrass guitar when he attended

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