News and Rambles


August 10, 2017

The Wheelhouse Rousters

The month of August is packed full of fun with the Wheelhouse Rousters. From the Queen of the Mississippi to the Paducah Gazebo, Riverfront Concert Series to Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, Maiden Alley with THOSE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS to Grand Rivers… surely we will have a good time!

August 7, 2017
The Inland Waterways Festival

It was an honor to return to Marietta, OH for the Inland Waterways Festival. The event which is held at the Ohio River Museum is a great family friendly event and reaches so many people who may not be in tune with the river. Thanks to the Washington County Public Library, McCracken County Public Library, Valley Gem and the Lafayette Hotel for such a memorable time.

July 24, 2017

Frankfort Bluegrass, Paddlewheels, Lost Rivers

What an amazing July we have had! From visiting with old friends at the Frankfort Bluegrass Festival to meeting new ones on the Queen of the Mississippi, it’s been a wild July. Add onto that an amazing night in Bowling Green with Billy Strings at the Capitol Theatre for the Lost River Sessions and you really can’t ask for a better month! There is still a lot of summer left so stay in touch.

June 18, 2017

Steamboats, County Fairs and ALA

It’s a busy time of the year with new adventures everyday! While the Wheelhouse Rousters will be back traveling the Ohio River aboard the Queen of the Mississippi early in the week, I am very excited to be performing with my good friend Susan Baier at the McCracken County Fair on Thursday! Then, early Friday we will be heading off to Chicago for the American Library Association 2017 Annual Conference! Hope to see you out and about and remember keep it local!

June 12, 2017

The Homeplace Pickin’ Party 

It was another great weekend and beautiful Land Between The Lakes! It’s always such a pleasure to get to gather and share with so many friends at the Homeplace Pickin’ Party! Next year will be the 20th Anniversary and I hope to be back to celebrate!

June 1, 2017

John Hartford Memorial Festival 

We’ll be heading up to Bean Blossom, Indiana for the John Hartford Memorial Festival this coming weekend, for a performance at the Story Songs Workshop with Ernie Hill and Ginger Boatwright on Friday at 2! Then at 7:00 Bawn in the Mash takes the stage for a fun set of Western Kentucky music. I hope to see you there and avoid those FESTIVAL BLUES!

May 23, 2017

Moonshiner’s Ball

What a great weekend shared with so many friends at the Moonshiners Ball! Thanks to the Solid Rock’it Boosters for dragging me along. So many great acts including the Matt Fassas Trip, Vandaveer, Jon Stickley Trio, Darby Wilcox, Blind Corn Liqour Pickers, and so many more! Can’t wait for next year!
May 3, 2017

It’s Derby week and boy am I excited! I’ll be at the Kentucky coffee tree in Frankfort on Thursday night to pick win my ole friend Lucian Parker and all the fine Frankfort pickers. Saturday the Solid Rock’it Boosters will be at the McCracken county Puvluc Library at 10:00 AM and then at Maiden Alley Cinema from 1-5 as we celebrate the big race!

April 24, 2017

This Wednesday, April 26, I’ll be at Doe’s Ear Place in Paducah. Music is from 7-9!  It’s Quilt Week so get there early. 

April 17, 2017

Looking forward to a great week of music. On Tuesday night the Wheelhouse Rousters will be celebrating with the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Columbia Theatre with the Columbia Club at the Hotel 1857 and then on Saturday the Solid Rock’it’ Boosters will be performing for the Charity League’s Paducah Bluegrass Bash! Two great charitable events with great food and live music!
March 24, 2017
Paducah Beerwerks Festiversary

Looking forward to another great weekend as we ring in the 2 year anniversary of Paducah Beerwerks. This two night event features Art Thieves, Leonard the Band, Chris Black and the Eagles of Unemployment, Crunk Witch, Sam Hadfield, Bawn in the Mash, and the Solid Rock’it Boosters. It is going to be a fun time! For more information visit www.paducahbeerwerks.com .

March 5, 2017
Charlie Stamper and Scottie Henson

It’s a blessing to be able to reflect back on two Kentucky musical legends who passed away recently. Charles H.”Charlie” Stamper (Jan. 28, 1930 – Feb . 21, 2017) and Scottie Mitchell Henson (Jan. 15, 1941 – Mar. 2, 2017) paved the way for numerous talented artist such as Clayton Campbell (The Gibson Brothers), Cody Campbell (The Van-Dells), J.D. Wilkes (The Legendary Shack Shakers), Josh Williams (Rhonda Vincent and the Rage), Logan Oakley (Bawn In The Mash), Justin and Jason McKendree (The McKendree’s), John Austin McDaniel, and many others.

I was honored to have known these two great men and learned from both. While Charlie was born in Hindman, KY and spent some time in Arizona, he also built a house on Barkley Lake, where I along with Josh Coffey, accompanied J.D. Wilkes and Layne Hendrickson to record his album “Glory to the Meeting House.” We also performed at the Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace Pickin’ Party one hot June. He was a humble man who’s powerful fiddle cut through the room and eased your troubles.

From the time that I first played the Opry in 1995, Scottie Henson was always there to welcome me with a smile. Like his cabin in Marshall County, KY near Kentucky Lake, his banjo playing and tone was as natural as hit stage presence, acting, and improvisation.

I recall one night some years back while live onstage and unrehearsed when Scottie was introducing me. I noted that it had been awhile since I had been to the Opry and that they had since gotten new wireless microphones to which Scottie replied, “We couldn’t afford the wires.

Both Charlie and Scottie will be remembered for all the great musical gifts that they left. Celebrations are being held today in Cadiz and Benton for these great men who were never to busy to share a smile. I am thankful for the good times.

February 11, 2017
Dry Ground Brewery with the Wheelhouse Rousters and Woody Pines

Tonight the Wheelhouse Rousters and Woody Pines will be playing at Dry Ground Brewery in Paducah, KY in celebration of the grand opening of the Mellow Mushroom. Show starts at 7:00 PM.

January 31, 2017
Tales of a River Hobbit

I’m pleased to announce that my latest album Tales of a River Hobbit will be released in April! Recorded over two days in Goodlettsville, TN at Tunesmith Studios with Phil Harris engineering, mixing, and hosting. The album has 16 tracks featuring me playing multiple instruments, in a one-man-band type of show, focusing on the trials and tribulations of a middle class river hobbit.

January 3, 2017
Thanks to Paducah Beer Werks

A big thanks to Paducah Beer Werks and all you fine folks that came out to celebrate NYE with the Wheelhouse Rousters, Leonard the Band, Red Ember, and DJ Montego!!! Looking forward to another great year of fun! Peace, Love, and Forgiveness!

November 26, 2016
Halfway To Lowertown

TONIGHT!!! The Wheelhouse Rousters will be a Paducah Beer Werks to celebrate the Lowertown Arts and Music Festival!

September 29, 2016
The Solid Rock’it Boosters at DRY GROUND BREWERY

Tonight the Solid Rock’it Boosters will be performing at Paducah’s Dry Ground Brewery from 7-10! Hope to see ya’ there for some DRY GROUND and WET BEER!

September 22, 2016
The Queen of the Mississippi and BBQ on the River

It’s shaping up to be a busy week. After a great trip on the Queen of the Mississippi, it’s back home to Paducah to celebrate the beginning of fall with the Wheelhouse Rousters. We’ll be performing at BBQ on the River tonight and tomorrow night so come on out for some good times!

August 23, 2016
CONNECT at Bernheim

This coming Saturday, August 27, I’ll be performing at the 7th Annual CONNECT at Bernheim. Held at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest outside of Louisville, KY, it is sure to be a great evening for all ages!

“Now in its eighth year, CONNECT at Bernheim again will challenge minds and delight the senses. The night includes live musical performances, a light sculpture competition, and hands-on experiences for adults and families, including making art, drum circle participation, hacker creations and participatory science.”

Musical acts by the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange include, Billy Goat Strut Revue with guest vocalist, Carly Johnson, kRi (spoken word), John Haywood & Kevin Howard, Lance Newman (spoken word), Anna Krippenstaple & Heather Summers, Samuel Hawkins (spoken word), Nathan Blake Lynn, and a Round Robin of Kentucky Songs.

For more information visit, http://www.bernheim.org

August 9, 2016
Maiden Alley Cinema with Billy Strings and the Wheelhouse Rousters

This SATURDAY at 8:00 PM the Wheelhouse Rousters and Billy Strings will be hosting a legendary night, as take the stage at Maiden Alley Cinema, Paducah! I’m looking forward to a great night with friends and family.

July 22, 2016
The Twinkling Star

After a great trip to the south, it’s time for a welcome home party! The Wheelhouse Rousters will be at the Paducah Downtown Gazebo Saturday from 6-8. Then the Solid Rock’it Boosters will be at the Twinkling Star from 9-12. There is plenty of fun for the whole family so come on out and remember to always keep it local!

July 13, 2016
TONIGHT!!!

The Wheelhouse Rousters will be hosting a CD release party for TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY, tonight at Dry Ground Brewery! It’s going to be a great celebration!

June 15, 2016
PaBREWcah !!!

This Saturday, Josh Coffey and I will be performing as the Wheelhouse Rousters at the first ever PaBREWcah! Our show is from 1-3, then we take the stage with the Solid Rockit Boosters! The event starts at noon and is kicked off by our good friends the Savage Radley. There’s plenty of great beer to be sampled and food will be available.

June 9, 2016
Festival!!!

After a great weekend at the 6th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival at beautiful Bean Blossom, IN we are gearing up for another one. This weekend its back to the Homeplace 1850 Living History Farm, in Land Between the Rivers. The festival runs from 10-5, Saturday and Sunday with numerous musical acts and activities for all ages.

May 20, 2016
Moonshiner’s Ball

This weekend we will be heading to beautiful Berea, KY for the annual Moonshiner’s Ball. This year’s lineup features The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Vandaveer, The Rag Birds, Bear Medicine, Daniel Martin Moore, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg, Darlingside, the Solid Rock’it Boosters and SO MANY MORE ! The Boosters play at 4:00 PM on Saturday and we hope to see you there!

May 11, 2016
The Low Down On Lowertown

This Friday, May 13, I will be supporting the 2016 Lowertown Arts and Music Festival. At 6:00 I will be on the songwriter stage and then at 7:45 the Main Stage. Then Saturday at 4:00 I will be playing with my good friends the Solid Rock’it Boosters on the Main Stage. There are so many great acts to hear and lots of great art and food to be purchased. I hope to see you there and remember to always keep it local.

April 17, 2016
Bawn in the Mash, Jack Martin, the Legendary Shack Shakers, and PSO
Maestro’s Club

Thanks to all of the fine folks that came out to the numerous events this weekend. Between Friday nights Bawn In The Mash show at Paducah Beer Werks, Jack Martin and Good Company at the 7th Annual Earth Day Celebration, and the Legendary Shack Shakers at Maiden Alley Cinema, I can’t say enough how humbled I am by all of the great musicians that come through Paducah. And also, thanks to the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for inviting me to play the Maestro Club’s After Party at the Freight House. Let’s hope next weekend is just as much fun.

March 31, 2016
This Week in Paducah Music

It’s a big week in Paducah, filled with lots of great opportunities for listening to live music. While I will be performing at Doe’s Eat Place tonight, just down that street at the Maiden Alley Cinema, WKMS will be hosting its annual Battle of the Bands. Featured this year will be Year of the October, the Savage Radley, Bantha Tracks, and Fate McAfee.

Saturday, marks the Grand Opening Celebration for Time on the String in the Historic Coke Plant. There will be an open jam starting at 2:00 PM and the Wheelhouse Rousters will be performing at 7:00 PM. Get out and enjoy some great fellowship and as always, keep it local.

February 27, 2016
Lee Academy for the Arts

It was an honor to return to the Lee Academy for the Arts last Saturday, as the Wheelhouse Rousters shared the stage with Dan Knowles, Tyler Andel and so many other amazing musicians. Thanks to all the fine folks that came out. If you were not able to make it, the Rousters will be headlining at the historic school house next Saturday, February 26th. We hope to see you there for an amazing night in Paris, TN.

February 9, 2016
Musical Storytime

Due to the weather, both Musical Storytime programs are canceled for February 9.

February 2, 2016
Saturday MARDI GRAS Lunch!

Hope to see everyone out at Kirchhoff’s Bakery in historic downtown Paducah! Josh Coffey and myself will be performing from 10-2 as we celebrate the best New Orleans food around.

December 30, 2015
Happy New Year!!!

It’s been a great year and it’s exciting to close out 2015 with a series of shows at Dry Ground Brewery in ole’ Paducah. Wednesday, December 30 the Wheelhouse Rousters will be finishing our month of #wheelhousewednesdays with one final show full of special guest and FREE stickers! Then New Years Eve, Bawn in the Mash and the Solid Rock’it Boosters will welcome 2016 in grand Paducah style. Hope to see you there. Keep it local!

September 9, 2015
Summers Almost Gone

The summer is coming to a close, but not before a couple of great events. This Thursday the Wheelhouse Rousters will be playing aboard the Belle of Louisville, celebrating the hard work of the fine folks at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts! Then Saturday Jack Martin and Good Company will be playing at the St. John’s Picnic in the good ole Jackson Purchase. Grab the kids and come on out!

August 6, 2015
August 8th Celebration

After a good time in Marietta Ohio it is great to be back in the Jackson Purchase. This weekend the Wheelhouse Rouster will be performing at the Hotel Metropolitian, Friday night from 5-6:30. Then I will be performing as part of Paducah Main Street’s smashing summer Saturdays, in the downtown gazebo from 11-1. It’s going to be a fun weekend and I hope to see you soon

July 23, 2015
Paducah Farmer’s Market, July 25

Come on out to the Paducah Farmer’s Market this Saturday, July 25. Live music from 8:00 – 10:00 and plenty of good for the whole family. Remember to always keep it local and support your area farmers and artisans.

July 21, 2015
Ramble Lynn

Now available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets, Ramble Lynn features 9 original songs about the road, home and the time in between.

Supporting guests include Josh Coffey, Clayton Campbell, Cody Campbell, Mike Witcher, Michael Bub, Julie Lee, Travis Stinson, Tim O’Brien, Stuart Duncan, Kenny Malone, Donnie Herron, Stu Kimball and Casey Campbell. Recorded at pH Balanced Studios in Nashville, TN by Phil Harris.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ramble-lynn/id1001313901

July 10, 2015
Smashin’ Summer Saturdays

Getting ready for a great time tomorrow at Paducah’s Smashin’ Summer Saturdays. We’ll be picking at the Downtown Gazebo from 11:00-1:00. Grab the family and come on out for the farmers market, lunch and some great music. Keep it local.

July 8, 2015
RAMBLE LYNN Available on iTunes

Ramble Lynn is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and other major outlets.

June 25, 2015
Paducah Gazebo

Due to an untimely injury, Chris Black will be taking the 11:00 am slot at the Paducah Gazebo, this Saturday, June 27, 2015.

June 16, 2015
Good Ole Days

The last couple of weeks have been busy, busy, busy! The Lowertown Arts and Music Festival, Sundown Concert Series, John Hartford Memorial Festival and the Homeplace Pickin’ Party were packed full of great picking and good friends. Thanks to all who came out!

May 1, 2015
Derby Day Celebration, Farmers Market and Lowertown Arts and Music

We had a blast at the Bawn in the Mash Reunion shows. Looking forward to a number of great shows coming up including the Paducah Farmers Market and Lowertown Arts and Music Festival. Stay in touch on Facebook for more updates.

April 23, 2015
Bawn In The Mash 10 Year Anniversary Shows!

Thanks to all the great friends that came out to Dry Grounds Brewery in Paducah, KY last Friday night! What a fun event. Also thanks to Concept Zero for hosting the Earth Day Celebration at Carson Park. The Wheelhouse Rousters are honored to have been a part of the event. This weekend the Mash heads to the Station Inn in Nashville, TN and Headliners in Louisville, KY. It’s guaranteed to be a GRAND OLE TIME INDEED!

April 14, 2015
Delta Symposium

I had a great time at the 2015 Delta Symposium! Thanks to all the great folks who came out. It is always a pleasure to be in Jonesboro! This weekend I will be playing with Bawn in the Mash on Friday as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary show at Dry Grounds Brewery. Then Saturday the Wheelhouse Rousters will be at Carson Park in Paducah, KY.

March 24, 2015
John Harrod, WKMS Battle of the Bands, Paducah Beer Werks

After a couple of great trips to the Smoky Mtns., Asheville, NC and Frankfort, KY, I am excited to spend some time with my friend John Harrod as he comes to speak at the McCracken County Public Library this Thursday night at 7:00 PM. After that I am hoping to head over to WKMS’s Battle of the Bands at the Maiden Alley Cinema. Then on Saturday the Wheelhouse Rousters will be opening for Chris Black and the Eagles of Unemployment at the newly opened Paducah Beer Werks. It’s a busy week hear in the Commonwealth with plenty to do in historic downtown Paducah, KY. Hope to see you!

February 16, 2015
Robert E. Lee Academy of Arts

The Wheelhouse Rousters will be performing at the Robert E Lee Academy of Arts in Paris, TN this Saturday. The show will be in support of Dan Knowles and starts at 7:00 PM.’

December 21, 2014
Charlie Stamper

It was an honor to back Charlie Stamper on his album, “Glory to the Meeting House.” Thanks to Layne Henderickson and J.D. Wilkes for asking Josh and I to pick along. You can purchase a copy at http://store.appalshop.org/shop/cd-compact-disc/charlie-stamper-glory-to-the-meeting-house/

December 9, 2014
‘A Grand Ole Time Indeed’

Bawn in the Mash will be releasing our new album, “A Grand Ole Time Indeed,” on December 16, 2014. Visit http://www.bawninthemash.com for more information. After finishing up a number of speaking engagements and private appearances it’s good to be locked in the 600 block with my banjo and guitar. Christmas times a comin’…

November 13, 2014
Evening Upstairs at the McCracken County Public Libary

I will be speaking tonight at 7:00 the McCracken County Public Library as part of Evenings Upstairs. I will be discussing the Mary Wheeler Collection as well as showing the digital collection which can be viewed at

http://digitalcollections.mclib.net/luna/servlet/McCracken~13~13

October 23, 2014
Festival of Riverboats, MB Rowland Distillery and BITM Nashville Session

I had an amazing week at the Belle of Louisville’s Centennial Festival of Riverboats. It was full of great people, boats and food. I had the great opportunity represent the McCracken County Public Library as well as to play with the Wheelhouse Rousters. After a fun night featuring all Western Kentucky at MB Rowland Distillery, Bawn in the Mash headed to record a session in Nashville, TN. More to come on that…I give thanks.

October 8, 2014
Howl At The Moon

The McCracken County Public Library will be hosting Bawn in the Mash, tomorrow night at 6:00 PM for the second annual Howl at the Moon. Come on out and support your local library.

October 4, 2014
Paducah Farmer’s Market w/ Chris Black

Howdy folks! Come on out to the Paducah Farmer’s Market today. Chris Black plays from 8-10, then I will be performing from 10-12. It’s a beautiful day in the Jackson Purchase and I hope to see you there.

October 3, 2014
Wheelhouse Rousters CD Release of STEAMBOATIN’

Tonight the Wheelhouse Rousters will be releasing our first CD, STEAMBOATIN’. The show starts at 8:00 at the Maiden Alley Cinema in historic downtown Paducah. For more information visit http://www.wheelhouserousters.com

September 24, 2014
Festivals, Steamboats and BBQ!!!

Bawn in the Mash has had a wild end of summer. We spent Labor Day with our good friends at Ondessonk, at one of the most pristine places left in Southern Illinois. We also had an amazing time opening of the Infamous Stringdusters at Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, where we spent the late night jamming with the Rumpke Mountain Boys… I think?! Last weekend we spent with our ol’ pal Chris Henry, performing at the 2014 Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. It was great to my buddies Brett Radliff, Adrian Powell, Dave Stallard, Josh Oliver and so many more familiar faces.I also had a interesting time singing a couple of river songs with Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton and Frank Fairfield in the wee hours of the morning. If you haven’t heard either one of their music, make sure you check it out. And oh yeah somewhere in the midst of all of this I had the great opportunity to guide some historical tours for the fine folks visiting Paducah on the American Queen. Life is grand….Coming up this week is

August 18, 2014
Downtown Farmer’s Market This Weekend!!!

Hey folks! Come on out to the Paducah Downtown Farmer’s Market this Saturday! I will be performing from 12-1! Hope to see you there.

August 12, 2014
All the Good Times!

After a great trip down south, the summer has been as busy as ever. The Mash had an amazing time at the Biggest Block Party Ever in Columbus, IN and Cecilpalooza! The Wheelhouse Rousters enjoyed a great night on the Queen of the Mississippi and an amazing wedding… oh yeah, and we are gearing up for our debut album release! Check out the schedule!

June 30, 2014
Seedtime on the Cumberland, Homeplace Pickin’ Party, and ROMP!!!

What a great festival season! The last three weekends have been spent in Whitesburg, KY at Seedtime on the Cumberland, The Homeplace Pickin’ Party in Land Between the Lakes, and last weekend at ROMP in Owensboro, KY. So many great friends and great music! After returning from a Preservation Kentucky and Kentucky Oral History Commission fundraiser at my friend Richard Taylor’s in Frankfort, KY, I am packing up the guitar and banjo for a trip down south. Heading to Clarksdale, Vicksburg, Natchez, and NOLA. I’ve got them STEAMBOAT WHISTLE DELTA BLUES! Catch you downstream…

June 4, 2014
Summer’s Eve

Summer is approaching and what a wild month of May! From the McCracken County Public Library Derby Day Party, Moonshiner’s Ball, Lowertown Arts and Music Festival and John Hartford Memorial Festival to numerous weddings and shindigs across the Midwest. This week I will be doing a Songwriter Showcase at JP’s Bar and Grill in Paducah, KY with Shannon Morgan Vetter and Daniel Neihoff. Then it’s off to Whitesburg, KY with my good friends JD Wilkes and Josh Coffey to perform the songs of Charlie Stamper at the Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival. Hope to see you down the road!

May 5, 2014
Spring 2014

Spring time has brought a lot of great times! Thanks to all the fine folks who came out to see Bawn in the Mash in Paducah, Murray and Louisville. I’ve also been fortunate enough to get to spend two great nights at the Kentucky Coffee Tree, in Frankfort, with all of my friends at the Thursday night jam! As well as music, I have been busy with the Kentucky Oral History Commission and also got to spend a great afternoon with my good friend Keith Norrington at the Howard Steamboat Museum. And I can’t forget the amazing Derby Day String Band at the McCracken County Public Library. The rest of May looks to be just as exciting! I will be performing this weekend at the Moonshiners Ball in Berea, KY with both the Solid Rock’it Boosters and Bawn in the Mash. The following weekend the Mash will be headlining the Paducah Lowertown Arts and Music Festival on Saturday night! Looking forward to seeing you all!

April 18, 2014
WKMS Documentaries

I am pleased to have been a part of two recent WKMS documentaries, Kentucky Dam and Irvin Cobb. Both can be accessed by visiting http://www.wkms.org

March 5, 2014
Winter’s Projects

What a winter! I was proud to be a part of two amazing recording projects over the last couple of months. The first was a recording with legendary Kentucky fiddler, Charlie Stamper. Col. J.D. Wilkes, Josh Coffey, Layne Hendrickson and myself recorded a number of songs with Charlie at his home on Barkley Lake outside of Cadiz, KY. Look for a release in the summer! Also the Wheelhouse Rousters recorded our debut album at the historic River Discovery Center in Paducah, KY. Focusing on the songs of the Roustabouts, collected by Paducah native Mary Wheeler, the album will be available in June.

October 11, 2013
Leon Russell Dates Canceled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I am disappointed to announce that I will not be perform with Leon Russell for any of the previously scheduled dates in November. My sincere apologies to the folks who have purchased tickets already. You can inquire about a refund at your point of purchase. Rock and Roll…

September 24, 2013
Shooter Jennings and Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

Howdy folks!!! Just wanted to say thanks to all the fine folks who made last week’s shows so amazing. The Wheelhouse Rousters opened for Shooter Jennings at the Maiden Alley Cinema on Wednesday night to a sold out crowd. Then the Mash had great shows both Friday and Saturday at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. It was great to see so many friends! Good picking and great hospitality. This Friday, September 27, the Wheelhouse Rousters will be performing at Shandies in historic downtown Paducah, along with Red Ember and Gideon’s Rifle. Show starts at 9 and we hope to see you there.

September 10, 2013
Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival

What a great time we had at the 2013 Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival. It was a blast performing with both the Wheelhouse Rousters and Bawn in the Mash. Dumpstaphunk, Rumpke Mtn Boys, Flatland Harmony Experiment, New Old Calvary, Hot Buttered Rum, John Eric, 23 String Band, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Very Garcia Band, and so many others provided some great music. Amazing campfire pickin, Disco Pizza, Momma Peg’s cooking and old friends. What a blessed life!!! Can’t wait for next year!

August 27, 2013
The Closing of Summer

It’s been a great summer full of amazing times with good friends and hot music. Last Saturday night was a blast with the Solid Rock’it Boosters and the Hoot n Hollers at the Maiden Alley Cinema Birthday Bash. Thanks to all the fine folks who came out. As we roll into September, make sure and check out the schedule for some more spectacular fun. Lot of dates including Shooter Jennings, Terrapin Hill Harvest Fest, and Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion! Looking forward to it!!!

August 8, 2013
RIP Cowboy Jack Clement

I’d just like to say rest in peace to Cowboy Jack Clement. He was one of a kind and I am honored to have had the chance to meet him and share the stage with him. A true legend. The world needs more fine folks like him.

July 19, 2013
Long Hot Summer Daze!

Howdy folks! What a busy summer! Thanks to all the fans who have been coming out to support the music. I had a great time with the Mash in Pennsylvania, Lexington, Huntington, and Ironton! And I cannot say enough how much fun the Land Between the Lakes Homeplace Pickin’ Party was. The Rousters got to open up for our old friends Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three, and we also had a nice time at the Cottage Grove 4th of July Celebration. Last night JD Wilkes, Josh Coffey and myself got to do a little pickin’ at Doe’s Eat Place and I have to say it was one fine night in Ye Ol Paducah. Thanks for all the support and I’ll see ya’ down the road Keep it local!

May 24, 2013
Memorial Day Weekend!!!

Oh Boy, Oh Boy!!! Tonight, Friday, May 24, Bawn in the Mash will be playing at the Rustle Hill Winery in Cobden, IL. Show starts around 7:00 pm. Saturday we will be at the Heartwood Forest Council at Camp Kum Bah Ya near Jonathan Creek, Ky. And Sunday we head down to Monte Eagle, TN to celebrate with some old friends.

May 16, 2013
Springtime in the Commonwealth

It has been a busy spring!!! We’ve had great shows at Doe’s Eat Place and JP’s in Paducah as well as a wonderful time in Lexington last weekend. Today I spent at the Howard Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville, Indiana visiting with Keith Norrington and the fine ladies there, discussing river history. Tonight I will am grateful to get some quality picking time with the amazing John Harrod in Frankfort, KY. Tomorrow morning I will be at the Kentucky Historical Society and then it’s back to Paducah for a fun night of music with Bawn in the Mash and the Great Gatsby at the beautiful Grand Elks Lodge. From the 5th floor of the Capital Plaza in the Commonwealth’s Capital, I am thankful for the great friends and music that make this life so wonderful. See you down the road!

May 11, 2013
Kentucky Life on KET

KET will feature a segment on Western KY music today @ 7:00 pm on the show Kentucky Life. Tune in!!!

May 2, 2013
Summer Times a Comin!!!

Howdy Folks!!! Summer time is coming and boy is it going to be a busy one! I will be performing in a number of arrangements, with Bawn in the Mash, The Solid Rock’it Boosters, The Wheelhouse Rousters and a number of solo dates. Check out the show dates for a complete list!

April 16, 2013
Purchase Ramble Lynn!!!

You can now purchase Ramble Lynn here at http://www.nathanblakelynn.com . Produced and recorded by Phil Harris at pH Balanced Studios in Nashville, TN, Ramble Lynn features 9 original songs. Supporting musicians include Tim O’Brien, Mike Bub, Stuart Duncan, Donnie Herron, Stu Kimbell, Kenny Malone, Josh Coffey, Casey Campbell, Cody Campbell, Clayton Campbell, Julie Lee, Mike Witcher, and Travis Stinson.

February 1, 2013
Ramble Lynn, The Places I Used To Know!!!!

Hey Folks!!! We will be making available two different projects online this month. Ramble Lynn was recorded and produced by Phil Harris and features 9 original songs and tons of great Nashville and Western Kentucky players. The Places I Used to Know was recorded in our farm house in Heath, Kentucky by myself. Stay tuned!!!

December 9, 2012
The Years End

What a great year 2012 has been! I had a number of great opportunities to perform with Bawn in the Mash, the Solid Rock’it Boosters, Jonathan True Ferrell and the Sluegrass Boys! As the New Year draws near you still have a couple of chances to catch some music. December 15 the Sluegrass Boys will be performing at the Civil War Christmas Ball at Columbus Belmont State Park. Then on New Year’s Eve, I will be providing musical entertainment at the Yeiser Arts Center for the Wastlanders Art Show, starting around 6:00. And last, the Solid Rocket Boosters will be closing out the year in Honky Tonk madness at Shandies! Hope to see you there and Happy Holidays!

August 23, 2012
Closing of Summer

My how the summer has flown by! Thanks to all the folks who have supported this summer’s shows. I had a great time with the Kentucky Humanities Council at Lake Barkley! An amazing time at Peaceful Bend outside of Steelville, MO. And who can forget the Market Squares show at Doe’s Eatplace in historic downtown Paducah!!! While I cannot make it to the Folky Fish Festival, I will be sending all of my love to the great folks putting that event on this weekend. To close up the summer I will be performing a number of shows including the Maiden Alley Cinema’s Birthday Bash this weekend, and the Homeplace Storytelling Festival and Del Yeah over Labor Day weekend. Also stay in touch for the launching of the new website, designed by my ol’ buddy Grady Wring.

June 30, 2012
Long Hot Summer Days

It’s been a wild summer with shows from Bean Blossom, IN to ROMP in Owensboro, KY. From the Road Rocket Rumble in Indianapolis, IN to the Oaktree Concert Series in Barnhart, MO…And many more in between. Thanks to all the great folks who helped make them all possible!

April 21, 2012
Roberts Western World and Oaktree House Concert w/ Ryan Spearman!!!

Last weekend kicked off with a Friday crawfish boil here in Paducah at our good friend over a Western Rivers! Amazing food and a great way to get the season started. Thanks to all the fine folks who came down to Roberts Western World in Nashville last Saturday. The pH Balanced party was an amazing time. Also thanks to Phil Harris for hosting and to the Campbell Brothers for holding down the honky tonk. Tonight I will be returning to Barnhart, MO to the Oaktree House Concerts as part of the John Hartford Memorial Festivals Pre-Party Series. Ryan Spearman will also be performing. Show starts around 7! It’s going to be good time back in the hills of Missouri!

March 28, 2012
St. Louis Flatpick 2012

Last weekend was a great time at the 2012 St. Louis Flatpick event. Major thanks to Tyler Grant and Bull and Tammy Harman. Great instruction and music by Tim May, Dan Miller, and the Harper Family. Fun times and great picking at the Crown Plaza.

March 3, 2012
Solid Rocket Booster’s Perform March 10!!!

Next Saturday is the Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center’s 2012 Men Who Cook Benefit. Come on out and share an evening of great food and music for a good cause. Doors open at 6:00 and the Solid Rocket Boosters will kick off around 7:30. Hope to see you there!

February 17, 2012
New show!!!

Spring is near!!! It’s going to be a busy April. I will be performing at a John Hartford Memorial Festival Pre-Party as part of the Oak Tree Concert Series in Barnhart, MO on April 21. Sets are limited so order now! Check back for more dates!

September 24, 2011
Fall Preview

It’s been a great summer folks!!! Sluegrass kicked off the fall with two great sets at Paducah’s BBQ on the River. October is packed full of shows including Jonesboro, Paducah and a radio appearance on WKMS. Come on out and take home a copy of ‘The Places I Used to Know,’ written, recorded and produced back home on the farm.

August 5, 2011
August and September 2011

Its been a big year so far. Great shows all over Western Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri and Colorado. Thanks to all the fine folks who came out for their support. This August is full of some great shows in Paducah, St. Louis, and Jonesboro, AR. Then in September I will be appearing with The Atomic City Ramblers in Paducah, Bawn in the Mash in Peoria, and The Cumberland River Plowboys in Paris. The month ends with Paducah’s BBQ on the River where the Campbell Brothers, Josh Coffey, and I will be performing Friday September 23. Come on out and stay in touch for updates on the new projects!

February 11, 2011
2011 Peaceful Bend Americana Music Festival

The 2011 Peaceful Bend Americana Music Festival and Flatpicking Guitar Camp will be held May 20 and 21 in beautiful Steelville, Missouri. Featured guest this year include Tyler Grant, the Goldmine Pickers and Robert Bowlin and Wil Maring, as well as myself. This weekend not only features great live performances but also private lessons, onsite gourmet cooking from Bob-a-que and a quiet and peaceful setting in the Ozarks. For more information please visit http://www.simplefolkproductions.com

December 23, 2010
Good times around the bend

Hey folks, I’d just like to thank everyone for supporting the cause this year. Thanks and we look forward to many more. We hope to be releasing 2 new projects in 2011, including the much anticipated Slue. Keep It Local and have a great holiday season.

November 8, 2010
Review of the 2010 Chicago Backyard Film Festival

Check out a review of the 2010 Chicago Backyard Film Festival written by Zach Long for Time Out Chicago by visiting chicago.timeout.com

October 25, 2010
The Solid Rocket Boosters Halloween Party!!!

Come on out to Doe’s Eatplace in Paducah, KY this Sat. October 30, for a spooky night with the Solid Rocket Boosters! Prizes for the best Hank Williams Ghost will be awarded!!!

September 15, 2010
BRISTOL!!!!

This weekend Nathan and the boys will be in Bristol, TN for the 10th annual Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. Come on down if you got the weekend free. Artist include The Gibson Brothers, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, The Del McCoury Band, The Drive by Truckers, Dr. Dog, Woody Pines, Darrell Scott, The Infamous String Dusters, Dale Watson, Unknown Hinson and so many more!!!!!

June 6, 2010
The Beverly Arts Center w/ Head for the Hills!!!

Nathan and The Lawrence Garfield Express will be performing at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago, this Tuesday as a supporting act for Head for the Hills!!! Show starts at 6:00 so come on out for a great night outdoors!!!

March 27, 2010
CD RELEASE PARTY!!!! April 7 @ The Station Inn!!!

Nathan Blake Lynn is releasing his newest full length record titled: Who Said the World’s Fair? April 7th at the World Famous Station Inn. Special Guests to include: Mike Bub, Kenny Malone, Josh Coffey, Mike Witcher, The Campbell Brothers (Clayton, Cody, Casey) and the wonderful Julie Lee. $10 at the door and for another $5 you can take home a copy of the CD.

March 10, 2010
March 12 at Uncommon Grounds on Clark

Come checkout a solo performance as well as Zapruder Point and The Monologue Bombs. Show starts at 10:00….and by the way, GO CATS!!!

February 25, 2010
Sara Watkins at the Clemens Fine Arts Center on March 5, 2010

Hey friends!!! Just wanted to drop a line that Sara Watkins will be performing at WKCTC on March 5, 2010 in Paducah, KY. Sara is a great musician and I hope you can make it out. For more info please visit http://www.sarawatkins.com.

January 18, 2010
Who Said the Worlds Fair Review

Check out a great review of Who Said the Worlds Fair at Blueridge Outdoors.

November 30, 2009
“Who Said the Worlds Fair,” for sale at Vintage Vinyl
Howdy to all the folks in St. Louis!!! You can pick up a copy of Nathans new album, “Who Said the Worlds Fair,” at Vintage Vinyl.

November 23, 2009
New Album, “Who Said the Worlds Fair” Available

Pick up a copy of “Who Said the Worlds Fair,” at Kirchhoff’s Bakery or Etcetera Coffee in Paducah, Ky. If you would like to order a copy, please email your request to sales@nathanblakelynn.com

November 9, 2009
Reggie’s Music Joint November 11

Come on out to Reggie’s Music Joint at 2105 South State Street for some good times this Wednesday!!!

August 20, 2009
Lynn to open for Tim O’Brien at the Station Inn
Nathan Blake Lynn will be opening for Tim O’Brien at the Station Inn on September 10, 2009. With him will be Mike Bub, Tyler Grant, and Clayton Campbell. Come on out for some great fun!!!

May 9, 2009
Featured Performance on WSM Bluegrass Underground, May 23, 2009

Tune in to 650AM, May 23, 2009. Nathan will be featured in a 20 minute showcase, after The Traveling McCourys and Ronnie Bowman. Check out http://www.bluegrassunderground .com for more info.

May 9, 2009
New Album, Who Said the Worlds Fair? To be released late summer

Late this summer will mark the release of Nathan Blake Lynn’s new album, Who Said The Worlds Fair, featuring 10 new original songs.

March 15, 2009
“Last Night in Grandma’s Bed” on WSM

“Last Night in Grandma’s Bed” is featured as the closing song for the great show Bluegrass Underground on WSM 650AM. Tune in every Saturday at 5:00 for some great recordings from the amazing Cumberland Caverns.

February 24, 2009
March 14, 2009 Backstage Pass with Brice Long

Nathan Blake Lynn will be performing an opening set for singer/songwriter Brice Long at the Clemens Fine Arts Center on WKCTC’s Paducah campus on Saturday, March 14, 2009. The show starts at 7:30, so get there early for a good table.

January 18, 2009
New CD Release: The Confluence

Bawn in the Mash’s new release ‘The Confluence’ was introduced to the public at back to back shows. BITM opened for The Greencards playing a 45 minute set and then meeting with fans in the lobby for autographs and conversation. The Mash followed this performance with a marathon show at their favorite Paducah bar, Jeremiah’s.

October 28, 2008
Farewell to the Delta Queen

After many pleas to congress to keep the Delta Queen as the only remaining original steamboat, she is scheduled for decommission. The Delta Queen made its final stop at the Port of Paducah on Monday, October 27. Nathan Blake Lynn was on hand for the occasion and played a tribute at the riverfront titled Last Ride on the Delta Queen.

October 22, 2008
Six Show Blitz with Clayton Campbell Generates Radio Play

Nathan Blake Lynn just completed a 6 show run with Clayton Campbell. Saturday morning the duo was featured on WKMS Music from the Front Porch. Nathan was also featured on Bluegrass Underground WSM. Also thanks to KDHX in St. Louis MO for all the great radio play.

September 10, 2008
Online Music Store Launched

The Nathan Blake Lynn Music Store is live. Download your favorite songs or download the entire album. Just click the “Store” link at the top of the page. Our payment system uses Paypal. No Paypal account, no problem. You can pay with a credit card or debit card without needing a Paypal account.