Nightflyer Releases Single on Pinecastle Records

Nightflyer’s “Lightning Rod” is the first single from their upcoming album to be released summer 2018. The single is available today for fans through major digital retailers and radio stations via AirPlay Direct or directly from Pinecastle.

The album is being co-produced by Clay Hess and Rick Hayes. Richard Propps will be pulling much of the lead singing duties, however each bandmember will be featured on at least one track.

The band has a busy touring schedule upcoming with dates throughout Ohio and the Midwest including the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival, Rudy Fest, and the Brown County Bluegrass Festival.

Devin Adams of Down Home Bluegrass on WYSO radio said, “Nightflyer has everything a modern bluegrass band needs including a memorable vocal sound and incredible musicianship that drives as hard as a freight train but is smooth enough to rock a baby to sleep.  I am thrilled to hear of their partnership with Pinecastle Records.”

Nightflyer was named in honor of Tony Rice’s song and album of the same name, consists of a group of talented professionals from Southwestern Ohio. The band has a contemporary sound with strong traditional bluegrass roots, a little gospel and a touch of blues.


The band’s lead singer and guitarist Richard Propps developed his powerful pipes on the Southern Gospel circuit. Rick Hayes is the band’s mandolinist and occasional lead vocalist who spent four years touring with the Gibson Brothers. Tony Kakaris plays bass, baritone and lead vocals for the group. Tim Jackson is the band’s Dobro player, and he contributes on baritone and lead vocals as well. Last but not least is Ronnie Stewart on banjo, tenor and lead vocals.