BANDS  |  MUSICIANS

Here is the

music lineup from the

2019

Lower Town Arts and Music Festival

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival |The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band | music
Lower Town Arts & Music Festival |The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band| music
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

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!

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival |Yo' Mama's Big Fat Booty Band | music
Lower Town Arts & Music Festival |Yo' Mama's Big Fat Booty Band| music
Lower Town Arts & Music Festival |Yo' Mama's Big Fat Booty Band| music

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.

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival |Hawktail | music

Hawktail

Nashville, TN

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.

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Hogslop String Band| music

Hogslop String Band

Nashville, TN

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.

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Joan Shelly | music

Joan Shelley

Louisville, KY

Shelley’s music has never been experimental, at least in some bleeding- edge sense of the word. And she’s comfortable with that, proud of the fact that her simple songs are attempts to express complex emotion and address difficult question about life, love, lust, and existence itself. Through her music she wrestles with principles of independence and dependence, forgiveness and freedom, her tone luxuriating inside the waltz as though this were a permanent state of being. These are classic ideas, rendered brilliantly anew.
Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | ONA | music

Ona

Huntington, WV

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.

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival |Making Movies| music

Making Movies

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.

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival |The Aquaducks | music

The Aquaducks

Nashville, TN

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.

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Caleb Caudle| music

Caleb Caudle

Winston-Salem, NC

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.

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Flatland Harmony Experiment| music

Flatland Harmony Experiment

Indianapolis, IN

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

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Wet Eyed Liars| music

Wet Eyed Liars

Bowling Green, KY

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Daniel Morrow | music

Daniel Morrow

Paducah, KY

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Liam's Fancy | music

Liam’s Fancy

Lexington, KY

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Boscoe and Whiteford| music

Bosco and Whiteford

Carbondale, IL

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Grizzly Goat | music

Grizzly Goat

Indiana

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Mark Donham | music

Mark Donham

Paducah, KY

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival |Ike Bros. | music

Ike Bros.

Paducah, KY

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Tony Logue| music

Tony Logue

 Benton, KY

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Groovelane | music

Groovelane

Paducah, KY

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Patrick Carrico

Patrick Carrico

 

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Luke Taylor | music

Luke Taylor

 

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Wayne Harper| music

Wayne Harper

 

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Meet the Seavers | music

Meet the Seavers

Nashville, TN

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | The Gaslight Boys  | music

The Gaslight Boys

 

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Melanie Davis and Fate McAffee | music

Melanie Davis and Fate McAfee

Murray, KY

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Liv Charette| music

Liv Charette

 

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Captain Freddy and the River Cats | music

Captain Freddy and the River Cats

 

Paducah, KY

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Paducah Symphony Youth Chorus| music

Paducah Symphony Youth Chorus

Paducah, KY

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Paducah Symphony Children's Chorus | music

Paducah Symphony Children’s Chorus

 

Paducah, KY

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | McBig Band | music

McBig Band

(McCracken Big Band)

Paducah, KY

The Love Jones Experience

 

Steven Green

 

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Alanna Royale | music

Alanna Royale

Nashville, TN

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | Big Atomic | music

Big Atomic

Louisville, KY

Paducah Bluegrass Collective

Paducah, KY


 

Allen Music School of Rock

Paducah, KY


 

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