Ducktown Station

Ducktown Station

BandAmericanaBluegrass

“Like a piece of chocolate cake served for dessert" Canoe & Kayak Magazine. "That girl kicked off her shoes & we were in for a wonderful time" Hollonville Opry. "I love you guys!" Moby in the Morning. "Fiery and Energetic" Purple Fiddle

Biography

Referred to as “Neo-Classical-Grass” and the "Rhythm Section of the River," Ducktown Station is a dynamic group of Bluegrass multi-instrumentalists from the Ocoee River region of Ducktown, Tennessee where three state lines and varied musical genres intersect. They make the most out of what they refer to as regional "schyzo-graphy."

They are members of BMI, IBMA and the European Bluegrass Music Association.

Ducktown Station appeals to all metes of the musical-appreciation scale and will make you smile with their sneaky musical asides tucked in at the most unexpected moments. The musicians have an uncanny way making a disparate audience (traditionalists and newcomers) feel that they all arrived to a performance in the same vehicle whether it be a pickup truck or a Saab convertible.

Though the core members met on the river, they honed their music on the terra firma of local honky-tonks and opry houses. Soon they were playing in front of thousands at festivals... and still at honky tonks, just further a-field.

The band, with its engaing leader, Lisa Jacobi, on fiddles, guitar, mandolin and upright bass, are intent on creating a stunningly dynamic acoustic sound that includes original music and songs from the rich heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Kentucky’s bluegrass pastures, as well as the bright lights of Nashville.

Lisa Jacobi was brought into the bluegrass music world by way of the triple fiddles boot camp-band of Randall Collins and Fiddle Styx. After several years of regional traveling with the group, she departed to create her own band that includes the attention-grabbing musicianship of Jarrod Payne (banjo), Pete Dasher (dobro) and Denny Mixon (bass, rhythm guitar). With beautiful three part harmonies on the vocals, this well rounded group is a treat for audiences from all walks of life.

The band has shared the stage in repeat performances with the likes of Cherryholmes, The Grascals, IIIrd Tyme Out, Mountain Heart, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Nashville Bluegrass Band, to name just a few.

The band members are solid songwriters having penned original tunes such as “Tennessee Twister” which takes one on a rambunctious tour through the state of Tennessee on the heels of a moonshine runner; “Somewhere in Nowhere West Virginia,” is a poignant tribute to the men who lost their lives in the Sago coal mines; “No Waiting” for a sailor on his way home to his love; and the absolute crowd-roaring original instrumental “Beethoven’s Old Hen.”

Lyrics

Tennessee Twister

Written By: Lisa Jacobi

Came down from Bristol, bankin’ on a left hand turn
Came down from Bristol, bankin’ on a left hand turn
He’s the Tennessee Twister
With 500 miles to burn

Tennessee Twister, Tennessee Twister
Whatcha runnin’ there Mister
Is it Tennessee Twister?
Gotta keep on movin’, those revenuers just won’t let him be

Roared into Knoxville, runnin’ with that Volunteer T
Roared into Knoxville, runnin’ with that Volunteer T
He’s headed onto Kingston
The ATF just won’t let him be

Tennessee Twister, Tennessee Twister
Whatcha runnin’ there Mister
Is it Tennessee Twister?
Runnin’ it til the sunrise, those revenuers just won’t let him be

(BRIDGE)
From Bristol down to Knoxville
Then onto Nashville town
They wanted the impossible
They tried to slow him down

Those "revenuen" agents, they just won’t let him be
He’s the fastest whiskey hauler in the state of Tennessee

Stopped down in Nashville, distillin’ with those rhythm and brews
Stopped down in Nashville, distillin’ with those rhythm and brews
He just pulled out for Memphis, singin’ those revenuer blues
He just pulled out for Memphis, singin’ those revenuer blues

Somewhere in Nowhere West Virginia

Written By: Lisa Jacobi

Somewhere in Nowhere West Virginia
Roaming the coal black hills tonight
Beauty has nothin’ on your side now
Sweet memories are all that come to light
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From the hills you wander through the darkness
Cross streams your spirit flows on by
Somewhere in Nowhere West Virginia
Darlin’, you’re gone from me tonight
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You seek but find not what’s been hidin’
Deep mountains pull, your heart forever pines
Silent footsteps keep you from my side now
Indigo eyes peer through the walls of time
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From the hills you wander through the darkness
Cross streams your spirit flows on by
Somewhere in Nowhere West Virginia
Darlin’, you’re gone from me tonight
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A voice as silent as the snow flies
Winter, quietly drifts in
Deep winds echo as your soul sighs
With shispers that endlessly begin
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From the hills you wander through the darkness
Cross streams your spirit flows on by
Somewhere in Nowhere West Virginia
My Darlin’, you’re gone from me tonight
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Silent footsteps keep you from my side now
Sweet memories are all that come to light

No Waiting

Written By: Denny Mixon

My mind can see her sweet face smiling

Her lips of red, they haunt me so

If I could only get home sooner

But his old boat is traveling slow

The time for waiting now is over

Soon I’ll knock upon her door

I can see the lighted window

Now waiting for my love no more

Her blue eyes like the brightest sunlight
Have cried so many tears for me
She’s loved and waited for so long now
Arms reaching out across the sea

Chorus
The moon is shining ore the mountain
I’m headed home to her tonight
My love waits down in the valley
Can’t wait to kiss and hold her tight

Chorus

Discography

"Tennessee Twister" - April 2006

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Set List

Our sets range from :45 to 1:15 to "3 with break" depending on the venue.

Our typical repertoire includes our originals as well as covers of:
Bill Monroe
Flatt & Scruggs
Stanley Brothers
Tom T. Hall
Metallica
Ludwig von Beethoven
The Carter Family
Phil Leadbetter
Eagles
Bob Seger
Bruce Springsteen
The Dillards
Dolly Parton

Here's an example of set lists:
SET 1
Beethoven' Old Hen
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Can’t You Hear Me Callin'
Cajun Fiddle
Tennessee 1949
Banks of the Ohio
Nowhere, West Virginia
Think of What You’ve Done
Wayfaring Stranger
Blackberry Blossom
Drifting to Far
Southern Solution
Muddy Road to Ducktown
Steel Guitar Rag - double dobros
Fireball Mail - double dobros

SET 2
Tennessee Twister
Irish Spring
I've Endured
Lonesome Moonlight Waltz
Little Georgia Rose
Gold Rush – Old Joe Clark
Your Man Loves You Honey
Ashoken’s Farewell
Wabash
Rebel Soldier
Wildwood Flower
Lonesome Road Blues
Ya’ll Come