Ducktown Station
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Ducktown Station

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"Ducktown Station in Canoe & Kayak Magazine Oct 2006"

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"Ducktown Station "Tennessee Twister" in Bluegrass Unlimited"

Curmudgeon Cafe Records CCR-010.

Ducktown Station is named after a small community in the southeastern corner of Tennessee, and the group has created a pleasant offering of mainstream bluegrass. The title song was inspired by a local moonshine concoction while "Beethoven's Old Hen" is an instrumental rendition of the classic master's "Für Elise." Other numbers include Dolly Parton's "Marry Me," "Little Georgia Rose," and the instrumental "Muddy Road To Ducktown." "Tennessee Twister" is a CD that is certain to perk up ears throughout Southeast Tennessee. - Bluegrass Unlimited

"Pickin' Down the River"

East Tennessee Musicians Play Their Way into the Heart of Georgia

Bluegrass music has gone through a rebirth in recent years, thanks to actor George Clooney and his off-kilter lip syncing in the movie “O’Brother Where Art Thou” and now more recently in the stellar CD compilation of Americana tunes by Bruce Springsteen.

Riding that downriver swell, the talented east Tennessee Bluegrass band, Ducktown Station will perform its music in an afternoon performance at the Countryside Music Festival in Butler, Georgia on Saturday November 4th at 1:00 pm. “

Ducktown Station will play songs from its debut album, Tennessee Twister (2006) which is laden with three-part soulful harmonies and dynamic musicianship. The original title track laments the life of a whiskey hauler dodging ever so diligent revenuer agents.

Ducktown Station maintains a traditional one-microphone performance style and appeals to all ages with it standard Bluegrass music fare of Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs and Dr. Ralph Stanley that easily glides back and forth into more Newgrass flavors mixed with a touch of Beethoven, Carter Family and the Dillards.

The band is made up of accomplished musicians including multi-instrumental fiddler, dancer, singer, Lisa Jacobi; Larry Guy on vocals, rhythm and resonator guitar, 16 year old banjo phenom J-Rod (hotrod) Payne, Pete Dasher on vocals and resonator guitar and rounding out the group is Denny Mixon on vocals and bass.

The Countrywide Festival gets rolling at 10:00am and is located downtown. For more information on Ducktown Station visit
- Butler Express


"Tennessee Twister" - April 2006

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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.”