NINE POUND HAMMER, founded by Blaine Cartwright *guitar( and Scott Luallen *vocals(, rose from the flatlands of Owensboro, Kentucky in 1985, fully possessed in spirit of their heroes the Ramones, Cash, and Bruce, and tons of BBQ. The first LP, @The Mud, the Blood, and the Beers@ caught the ear of the BBC-s John Peel, and roped in much critical raves, @the Ramones in a pickup@ Billboard. That launched a ten year ride that landed them on the legendary Crypt Records, to record @Smokin Taters@ *1992( and @Hayseed Timebomb@ *1994(. Intense roadwork made them family to thousands of fans in the states and Europe, even Japan got a taste in 96. Tony Hawk also snatched up the smash @Run Fatboy Run@ for his video game. A burnout break saw Blaine form the notorious NASHVILLE PUSSY, and finally in 2003 they reunited for the triumphant @Kentucky Breakdown@ on Acetate Records. @Sex ,Drugs, and Bill Monroe@ 2005 followed, and the band penned @Carl-s Theme@ for the AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE movie soundtrack, along with the intro song to the cult classic @12 OUNCE MOUSE@ on Adult Swim. Scott even wrangled a role as corndog farmer @Rooster@. @Country Classics@ 2010, rounded out the gloriously erratic decade, punctuated by more self imposed crises and exiles. Rising again out of the topsoil,@BLUEGRASS CONSPIRACY@ produced by Brian Pulito on Nitrosonic Records, brought back original drummer Rob Hulsman, bassist Mark Hendricks, and guitarist Earl Crim to the fold. Following a PledgeMusic campaign, the band is focused on 2016 and beyond to awaken the masses to the BLUEGRASS CONSPIRACY!!