• TonyPalooza benefit in Ohio a big success

    Friends and bluegrass lovers in southwestern Ohio got together over this past weekend in honor of Tony Kakaris, bass player with Nightflyer, and a well-known personality in the music scene thereabouts. He is undergoing treatment now for a difficult cancer, multiple

  • Benefit concert for Tony Kakaris of Nightflyer

    Ohio bluegrass artists are coming together to promote TonyPalooza, a benefit concert for Tony Kakaris, bass player with Nightflyer. Tony is undergoing treatment now for multiple myeloma, a stage 4 cancer whose diagnosis had been delayed by a belief that

  • Tony Kakaris of Nightflyer fighting cancer

    Ohio's Nightflyer band is asking fans and friends to add their bass player, Tony Kakaris, to their prayer lists. Tony has recently received a diagnosis of multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that attacks the marrow in your bones. He is

  • Lightning Rod, new single from Nightflyer

    Pinecastle has released a debut single from their first album for Nightflyer, due later this year. The southwestern Ohio band plays contemporary bluegrass, driven by the Gospel-tinged vocals of guitarist Richard Propps. Rick Hayes is on mandolin, with Tony Kakaris on bass,

  • Nightflyer signs with Pinecastle Records

    Pinecastle Records has announced the signing of Ohio's Nightflyer to the label. They will release the band's third album in 2018. Nightflyer was formed when Gospel singer and guitarist Richard Propps hooked up with bluegrass pro, mandolinist Rick Hayes, to start

  • Nightflyer to Wilson Pickins

    Melanie Wilson with Wilson Pickins Promotions continues to snap up unaffiliated bluegrass bands across the US. She must be doing something right! The latest to join her growing roster of talent is southern Ohio's Nightflyer, who have been performing and recording

  • SamJam debuts in Piketon, Ohio

    This report is a contribution from C.J. Lewandowski, mandolinist and vocalist with the Po' Ramblin' Boys. He helped as MC for the SamJam 16 festival, and shares his experience there for the sake of our readers. As the festival Tee's stated, it

  • Weekend photos from Marshall Bluegrass Festival

    Friday at the Marshall Bluegrass Festival opened with a newly formed band, The Local Mash, created by Tony Zapolnik and his fiancé, Jennifer Strickland. Jennifer is a well-known bassist/singer/songwriter in the bluegrass world. They are joined by Michiganders Danielle Smith

  • Nightflyer to Echo Mountain

    More news from Echo Mountain Entertainment... Following last week's announcement that she would be responsible for booking Corey Hensley comes news that Bella Johnson and Echo Mountain Entertainment will be handling representation for Nightflyer. The band hails from southern Ohio, with Richard

  • Old River video from Nightflyer

    Ohio's Nightflyer has just released their first professionally-produced music video, for Hazel Dickens' Old River, which the band has included on its latest CD, Rail, River & Road. The guys spent two days working with Director/Editor Shanon Rice, and videographer Matthew O’Pry