• 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

  • 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