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Nightflyer Releases “Old River” Bluegrass Video

Old RiverThe Ohio band Nightflyer has completed their first professional video for the Hazel Dickens’ tune “Old River” off their recent CD, “Rail River & Road.” It’s safe to say that it isn’t your average bluegrass video. The video was filmed over two days along the banks of the Ohio River in the quaint little town of New Richmond, Ohio, just east of Cincinnati; and an additional day in a Northern Kentucky swimming pool. Yes, swimming pool.

Nightflyer’s “Rail River & Road” Now Available

Rail River & RoadNightflyer announces the release of their sophomore recording “Rail River & Road.” The CD includes 13 cuts, eight of them brand new songs. After the success of the Paula Breedlove/Brad Davis original tunes the band recorded on their first CD, they went back to that well and found three more by this duo that they felt were a perfect fit for the Nightflyer sound. Rick Lang and Joe Richardson each contributed two songs, and the final original, “The Man I’ve Come To Know,” was written by Nightflyer lead singer and guitarist Richard Propps, honoring his late father. The cover tunes range from Hazel Dickens’ “Old River” to “Train, Train” made famous by the rock group Blackfoot, and later recorded by Dolly Parton.

Nightflyer Releases Single From New CD “Rail River & Road”

NightflyerNightflyer announces the release of the single “Old River” from their upcoming sophomore release “Rail River & Road.” Written by Hazel Dickens, the song highlights the vocal talents of banjoist Ronnie Stewart and guitarist Richard Propps. Although Propps most often takes the lead, on this track he contributes his soaring tenor over Stewart’s hair-raising vocals. The band is rounded out by bassist Tony Kakaris, Tim Jackson on dobro and Rick Hayes on mandolin. Guest Clay Hess provided the rhythm guitar work.

Nightflyer Back in the Studio for Second CD

Nightflyer BandNightflyer is back in the studio working on their second CD. Nightflyer is one bluegrass band you don't want to miss -- mostly contemporary with strong traditional bluegrass roots, a little gospel and just a touch of the blues thrown in, and nothing but fun to watch. The southwest Ohio band consists of Rick Hayes, Richard Propps, Ronnie Stewart, Tim Jackson and Tony Kakaris. The project is being recorded at Hayes studio, Hayes Productions, and is being co-produced by Clay Hess and Rick Hayes. It includes many never recorded songs written by Paula Breedlove, Brad Davis, Rick Lang, Joe Richardson, and others; and a few covers with a distinctive Nightflyer stamp on them. The projected spring release of the yet-to-be-named CD will be on the Kang Records label.

Nightflyer Releases Self-Titled Debut Bluegrass Music Album

Nightflyer BandRick Hayes' new bluegrass music group Nightflyer from the Southwest Ohio area, has just released their self-titled debut album on the Kang Records label. The contemporary and traditional bluegrass project includes seven original tunes, along with some bluegrass standards and a couple of unexpected covers as well. The CD was recorded at Hayes Productions studio, with Clay Hess producing. A video for the kickoff tune, "Back to Cumberland Gap," written by Paula Breedlove and Brad Davis, is currently in the works. Visit www.nightflyerband.com to check out this up and coming band.

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