Nine Pound Hammer
Before there was Nashville Pussy, there was Nine Pound Hammer. Way before actually. Back in 1985 in the small Kentucky town of Owensboro, future Nashville Pussy frontman Blaine Cartwright was an aspiring “hillbilly Johnny Thunders” guitarist who formed a band with his friend and fellow college dropout, Scott Luallen on vocals. Although they weren’t the originators, the band became the “perfecters” of a style called Cowpunk.
In the early ‘90s, Nine Pound Hammer released some classic records including Hayseed Timebomb, for the German based label Crypt Records, which included their hit “Run, Fat Boy, Run”. The band found success in Europe playing to rabid crowds that were eating up American music, and even had BBC disc jockey John Peel as one of their biggest fans. It’s been 33 years since the release of the first Nine Pound Hammer album - The Mud, The Blood, And The Beers, in 1988. Their last album, Bluegrass Conspiracy, was released five years ago in 2016. NPH's brand new album, When The Sh*t Goes Down might be their best ever, available on Acetate Records.
We are taking licensing inquiries for the albums Kentucky Breakdown and Sex, Drugs, & Bill Munroe.