Corn Island Band

The Corn Island band, a group of local businessmen from Louisville, Kentucky assembled in 1999 and began creating a unique brand of easy-going, hometown bluegrass and folk-inspired music. Their name was inspired by the original settlement at the falls of the Ohio River, established by General George Rogers Clark during the Revolutionary War and reflecting the band’s proud Louisville roots. The members of the Corn Island Band have been playing music most of their lives and enjoy bringing together the sounds of traditional bluegrass and folk music with touches of contemporary song-craft.

The current lineup includes Daniel Phelps on guitar, Bobby Parton on bass, John Laswell on banjo, and Rod Lunger on mandolin. Their repertoire ranges from classic Bill Monroe and Jimmie Rodgers songs and excellently crafted original tunes to exceptional “grassified” covers of U2 and the Doobie Brothers.

The Corn Island Band’s first album, “First Crop,” was released in 2004 and plans for a follow-up are in the works. Until then, the group continues to bring big smiles and good times to audiences in the Louisville area and on the Bluegrass festival circuit.

This artist appears in Jubilee #706: Corn Island Band.