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 have shared the stage with scenemasters like the Travelin McCourys, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Freekbass, David Gans, and Hot Buttered Rum String Band. Centered in the Midwest’s most creative melting pot, Louisville, KY, Hot Brown Smackdown’s instrumentation realizes a bluegrass and funk hybrid, including both banjo and saxophone in the lineup. Their repertoire’s sounds range from the traditional to the outrageous, but always with a grounding in tight, smart grooves. They are working on their first album, which promises to be a scorcher.