BANDS | MUSICIANS
We proudly announce the
music lineup for the
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
The 2019 Lower Town Arts and Music Festival proudly presents headliner The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. They were a prestigious 2019 BMA Award Nominee With a refreshing lack of modesty, they bill themselves as “the greatest country-blues band in the world”. They’ll be here in Paducah this spring to prove it! Here is more from their bio:
They are led by Reverend Peyton, who most consider to be the premier finger picker playing today. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy, country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. Now The Big Damn Band is back with an explosive new record and world tour. Reverend Peyton’s guitar work on the new record Poor Until Payday is phenomenal and howls the blues. Poor Until Payday is a bluesy ode to the blue collar – working class and it delvers in spades!
Yo’ Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
The 2019 LTAMF other headliner this year is Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, a seasoned group of musicians who have taken their high energy, Funk filled live stage show back and forth across the country, performing in 49 of the 50 US states since they first hit the scene back in 2002. The band was conceived in Boone, NC and quickly gained a cult following for their wildly entertaining and “over the top” stage antics. In 2006, Booty Band, as fans affectionately nicknamed the group, moved to Asheville, North Carolina, and have since become the poster child for the Asheville Music scene. The band has released 4 studio albums, 2 live albums and 1 remix album over the span of their career.
They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Maceo Parker and Bootsy Collins. They’re in high demand on the festival circuit, putting in appearances at Wakarusa, Bear Creek, Jam Cruise, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Aura Fest, Floyd Fest, DeLuna Festival, Jazz Aspen, Center of the Universe Festival, Purple Hatters Ball, Camp Barefoot and Trinumeral, among others.
They recently received the honor of being featured artists on a Grammy Winning Album “Infinity Plus One” from “Kid-Hop” artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. These road warriors have stripped layers of varnish off many dance floors, laid down immeasurable amounts of rubber on the pavement and have left fans all over the country with memories that will last a lifetime.
Band of acoustic instrumentalists featuring members of Punch Brothers, David Rawlings, Crooked Still, and A Prairie Home Companion. With their album Unless, Hawktail has delivered an album of original instrumental music that showcases their unique talents. A mixture of recordings from the studio and from shows, this album was written to be played live for people in a room. The inclusiveness of that extends beyond the speakers: a finger on the string, a rush of energy when you didn’t expect it – this is music made to be enjoyed.
Hogslop String Band
The Hogslop String Band is comprised of four energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia & Tennessee. Featuring Kevin Martin on the fiddle, Gabriel Kelley on guitar, Daniel Binkley on banjo and Pickle on the washtub bass, these boys surely raise a ruckus.
Upon forming as a pickup square dance band in the summer of 2009, The Hog Slop String Band has since become one of the most sought after old time string bands.
Ona’s debut record ‘American Fiction’ reached critical success appearing on NPR best of lists, sirius radio airplay, and a spot on nationally syndicated radio program mountain stage.
The band shares its name with a small town just outside of their home base of Huntington, West Virginia. All five band members of Ona were raised in the area, with a couple of guys knowing each other since grade school. By tapping into their own social circles, the current line-up took hold in 2016: Brad Goodall (keys), Bradley Jenkins (vocals/guitar), Zach Johnston (bass), Max Nolte (drums), and Zack Owens (guitar). The band agreed on their name after Jenkins happened to wear an Ona Little League ball cap to rehearsal.
Kansas City, MO
Making Movies blends pulsing Afro-Latino rhythms, psychedelic jams and rock ’n’ roll swagger into powerful live performances, full of theatrics and cathartic climaxes. Armed with the ambitious and politically charged 2017 release I Am Another You — “lyrically and sonically one
of the best albums of the year,” NPR raved — and a companion EP, You Are Another Me , the Kansas City band punches out one high-energy song after another.
The Fall of 2016 has seen The Aquaducks’ song “What’s Goodington” featured in the movie trailer for “Baked in Brooklyn”
as well as the release of their debut full length live album “Live at the Beast.” Fans new and old are now able to experience the
high energy show that has critics calling them “probably one of the best duck-themed funk bands of all time.” With four Colorado tours, joint bills with bands like The California Honey Drops and The Motet, as well as performances at festivals
including the legendary Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the band has been constantly touring and playing shows in 2017 and 2018.
Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle was raised on rock n’ roll and Southern hospitality. Influenced by bands like The Clash and Velvet Underground, Caudle
was playing North Carolina’s punk rock circuit by the age of 15. Naturally, his music matured with his age and he became more lyrically driven, adopting a love for collecting vinyl. In 2012, he decided to
quit his day job and focus solely on music — five years and four albums later, Caudle is gaining the traction he deserves.
Flatland Harmony Experiment
Flatland Harmony Experiment is a high octane three piece vocally driven string band from Indianapolis Indiana. Flatland Harmony Experiment dances with a single large diaphragm condenser microphone to share their music with audiences. FHE’s music and stage show drips with intensity and passion and it is easy to tell they love what they do. The trio trades lead vocal and lead instrumental responsibilities through a large and diverse original musical pallet. The instrumental mix of mandolin, banjo, and upright bass allows ample space for musical experimentation and expression
Wet Eyed Liars
Bowling Green, KY
Bosco and Whiteford
Meet the Seavers
The Gaslight Boys
Melanie Davis and Fate McAfee
Captain Freddy and the River Cats
Paducah Symphony Youth Chorus
Paducah Symphony Children’s Chorus
(McCracken Big Band)
The Love Jones Experience
Paducah Bluegrass Collective
Allen Music School of Rock
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