“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,”
says the 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



September 4, 2016
  • HBS @ Terrapin Hill Harvest Fest

    September 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    3696 Mackville Rd Harrodsburg KY 40330

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  • Vessel @ Terrapin Harvest Fest (Harrodsburg, KY)

    September 4, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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September 6, 2016
  • HBS @ Stanley's pub

    September 6, 2016
    Stanley's Pub 323 Stanley Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226, United States

    9:30-1:30, $5. We will be filling in for our buddies the Rumpke Mountain Boys while they're off gallivanting the country

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September 10, 2016

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It's that time of year again! Terrapin Hill's famed Harvest Festival is this upcoming weekend, and not only are my bands Hotbrown Smackdown and Vessel Mania playing, but a gaggle of highly entertaining musical groups, fire spinners, visual artists and the like, will all be in full force for the last large festival in KY this year. Getcho smile on and roll on out. We'll be waiting for you! Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival 2016 ... See MoreSee Less

Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival 2016

September 1, 2016, 11:00am - September 4, 2016, 5:00pm

September 1-4, 2016 www.TerrapinHillFestivals.com for Tickets and More Info! Join us for our 15th year of family fun, music and camping in the beautiful hills of central Kentucky. 4 days of music on ...

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Louisville, are you busy TONIGHT and/or TOMORROW NIGHT? If NOT, and would like to make some extra cash, we're looking for a Production Assistant (PA) to work a film set in Anchorage this evening. It's a 12 hour shift, beginning at 6:30PM (yes, 2 hours from now), and working til 6AM. Pay is $150. The job is easy peasy, but requires competence. It's pretty much just taking orders from higher ups, moving some gear, coolers, chairs....transporting actors occasionally, Anyone interested? Please holler at me asap, if so. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

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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