Myron Koch 2017-04-09T12:31:22+00:00

“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

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



October 21, 2017
  • HBS @ private event

    October 21, 2017


October 27, 2017
November 17, 2017
  • HBS @ the Brick Alley

    November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Brick alley


November 22, 2017
  • HBS Thanksgiving Eve at Time & Space!

    November 22, 2017
    Time & Space!


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Tonight, we'll be in Frankfort, Kentucky at The Brick Alley with Hot Brown Smackdown​! It's close to Lexington, Kentucky​, so I hope I see all my homies from there, too. Let's get down! ... See MoreSee Less

Hot Brown at The Brick Alley!

September 22, 2017, 10:00pm - September 23, 2017, 1:00am

Hot Brown Smackdown invades Frankfort Friday, September 22nd at The Brick Alley!

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I am proud to have edited and co-produced this latest video from my friends Hank, Pattie, And The Current's upcoming album. Their CD release on Sep 22 will be at the beautiful Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. You should go. This album is amazing, emotionally as well as instrumentally.

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We're incredibly excited to share our newest music video with you! "Southern Mountain Sky" is from our newest album, Hold Your Head Up High (downloadable now on iTunes). -->Notes from the songwriter,...

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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