“He sets up the melody atreble_clef_ylwnd rhythm,
then counter rhythms,
then counters those counters”
says All About Jazz

“monster player”
says the Untz

“festival guru,”
– Courier-Journal

“incredible talent”,
says Hip Rock



Hot Brown Smackdown is a bluegrass fueled, funk steered, rock influenced, semi-acoustic party sextet. Their individual members are in constant demand for studio and live session work, and as a band they

Vessel in its current configuration came together as some of the best players in Louisville at the time, each in successful bands, ended up jamming with each other. The Magic was easily recognizable,

Dark Side of the Wall – Featuring some of the top music and production talent in the region, the Louisville-based Band, “The Dark Side of the Wall” recreates the legendary shows

Blu Bop: A Tribute to Bela Fleck and the Flecktones is a career retrospective which spans every era of the Flecktones. Check out some video at www.FlecktonesTribute.com



January 20, 2017
  • Vessel w/ Electric Garden and Phiasco @ Grateville Halfway (Louisville, KY)

    January 20, 2017
    Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Rd Louisville KY 40206


January 21, 2017
  • Hot Brown Smackdown in Bowling Green

    January 21, 2017
    Tidball's 522 Morris Aly Bowling Green KY 42101


January 28, 2017
  • Hot Brown Smackdown @ the Brick!

    January 28, 2017
    Brick Alley 325 Saint Clair St Frankfort KY 40601


February 3, 2017
  • Myron w/ Dirty Dojo

    February 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Gerstle's Place 3801 Frankfort Ave Louisville KY 40207

    Jazz/funk fusion.


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We're counting down the days 'til we welcome The Dark Side of the Wall to the historic Brown Theatre! The band will be presenting an all new show on February 18th, and the music and performance will b...

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Hot Brown Smackdown at The Brick!

January 28, 2017, 10:00pm - January 28, 2017, 11:00pm

Hot Brown invades Frankfort for a night of wild jamgrass for your ass! To make it extra delicious for you fine folks, we'll be featuring beers from our friends over at Goodwood Brewing - come thirsty...

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Rumpke Mountain Boys – High Time, Low Tide is available

The hard-touring Rumpkes (the band already has several big festival appearances on the horizon, including next week’s Suwannee Springfest in Florida, where the band plays

Banjoist Hank Smith set to debut super-group at IBMA

Brian Paul Swenk | September 28, 2015 | Bluegrass Today “What if Bela’s Drive had the vocals of Chris Thile/Michael Daves?” You’ve probably never asked

Photo set: Hot Brown Smackdown, Misty Mountain String Band, The Tunesmiths (Zanzabar, 5/26/16)

originally published in the Louisville Eccentric Observer.

Yelling Compliments – A Review of Terrapin Hill’s Cabin Fever Reliever

Throughout the year Top of the Knob Productions hosts a number of great events at their privately-owned organic farm in Harrodsburg, KY (Harvest Festival/Snuggleween). To

Dark Side of the Wall interview

The Dark Side of the Wall is not just another cover band made up of several members from other bands locally, in Louisville, Ky. Dark