The Little Ship
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The Little Ship

Monticello, Kentucky, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Monticello, Kentucky, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Blues




"Master Musicians Festival"

Yovany Pino captains The Little Ship, a Monticello-based band that played early in the evening Friday. The youngest band appearing at MMF by far, The Little Ship brought energy and a fresh sound to the stage. - The Commonwealth Journal

"The Little Ship"

Out of Monticello Kentucky, we bring you a band whose vocals are electifying. They blur the sounds of blues and grundge to bring you a new genre, jazz metal. Just kidding. There’s no Jazz Metal. But that did sound cool right? Cool like this band. This band goes by The Little Ship. The band came to be when mutual friends of the group introduced them to one another. Their first practice, which occurred on Valentine’s Day back in 2012, occurred in a old barn where the band said to me, “The vocals were electeifying.” Though the barn had poorly grounded outlets, the band knew they had something special. At the first jam session, The Little Ship started with 5 members. But they would quickly turn into a 3 piece band, when 2 of the memebers failed to returned for another practice. The band consists of:

Yovany Pino- Guitar and Vocals
Kevin Dishman- Bass and Vocals
Johnny Young- Original Drummer
Casey Massengale- Auxiliary Drummer

When I asked the band where they came up with The Little Ship, they told me the name came to Johnny, the drummer, in a prophetic dream. The dream consisted of Johnny messaging Nickleback, of all bands (The Little Ship wants to emphasize they are by no means Nickleback fans). Johnny pitched the name to the band and it stuck. I happen to find the name very original. The band feels the name suits them very well. It, according to them, describes their uphill battle. They described themselves as a little ship compared to the Titanic, also know as, the industry. Being an artist myself, I can related deeply with the analogy. This band has been compared to everyone; from Nirvana to Jimi Hendrix. The Little Ship doesn’t like to be attached to a genre. They like the fact they dabble in aspects of every genre. Another thing I related heavily on with this band is the fact they feel a genre limits you to the music you make. In their words, it causes you to label yourself, and then that label defines you. This statement is very true. You shouldn’t be defined by one label. Music is universal. It is powerful. It has meaning. Music should never be labeled and The Little Ship gets that.

What makes this band different, isn’t just their sound, but their friendship. Their companionship shows through in there unified sound as the play together. The way they come togethere and harmonize perfectly shows their passion and compassion towards one another. It’s not just a friendship, but a brotherhood. All in all this band is full of material that suits everyone’s taste. The Little Ship is breaking down boundaries with their uniqueness through their sound. The band has found their sound, which can be very difficult to do. This band can honestly say they are breaking the mold on genre stereotypes and that is a wonderful thing. The are not limited to the music they make or the fans they will reach. They have a whole ocean ahead of them but don’t let their name fool you. They are by no means The Little Ship.

If you want to see this band you can check them out at the upcoming Zombie Walk out of Somerset Kentucky. The date will be October 10th, 2015. So, go check it out.

If you would like to take a listen to some of their amazing work, please follow the links below: - 101 Music Room


Still working on that hot first release.



The Little Ship was formed in an effort to create a new breed of music. The fuzz driven drone of the guitar and crunchy bass molds to the explosive drumming, which fronted by the frantic exhilarating vocals and combined with the energetic presence of the trio makes for a painfully enjoyable experience to watch. This trio has begun touring in support of their first record throughout the summer and is gearing up for several shows in their home state of Kentucky. Throughout the last years they have gone from playing for food at local pubs to sharing the stage with the likes of The Counting Crows and other up and coming acts like St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Sundy Best, and The Apache Relay. The future is bright for these three and with the hard work they put into their craft on the music and business side they are sure to break the common saying that "the skies the limit".

Band Members