• 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

  • Hammertowne – a CD review

    What happens when a group of musicians get together?  They form a band, right? Well, quite often. In the case of Scott Tackett (guitar), Brent Pack (banjo), Chaston Carroll (mandolin), Doug Burchett (bass) and Dave Carroll (guitar), they got together late

  • Hammertowne releases debut album

    Mountain Fever Records has announced the April 9 release of Hammertowne’s self-titled debut album. Hammertowne is a five man group that originates in the “cradle of bluegrass music” in the eastern Kentucky foothills. While relatively new as a unit, this is

  • Hammertowne to Mountain Fever

    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,