Nightflyer is one bluegrass band you don't want to miss -- mostly contemporary with strong traditional bluegrass roots, a little gospel and just a touch of the blues thrown in, and nothing but fun to watch.

There are plenty of
videos, photos and music on this site, facebook and YouTube of this Southwest Ohio band. I could go on, but why don't you be the judge!

Nightflyer News


The new CD "Rail River & Road" is now in! You can purchase a copy through the STORE page, or download MP3s from the MUSIC page. Feel free to take a listen first!  

DJs ... the project is available via Airplay DIrect at If you prefer not to use APD, please fill out our DJ Questionnaire so we can get the music to you in the format you prefer -- and so we can get to know you better. :)  Click here to be taken to the online form. It should only… Read more

"Old River" Single Is Out! 

We debuted the new single, "Old River," from Nightlfyer's upcoming CD "Rail River & Road" on WOBO 88.7 FM last night. Written by Hazel Dickens, the song highlights the vocal talents of banjoist Ronnie Stewart and guitarist Richard Propps. Although Richard most often takes the lead, on this track he contributes his soaring tenor over Ronnie's hair-raising vocals. And of course all of the other guys are awesome on it! We expect to get the full “Rail River & Road” CD out by late August. Until then, you… Read more

Bean Blossom and then on to North Dakota! 

Playing the Father of Bluegrass's Festival!  
Nightflyer is excited and honored to be playing Bean Blossom this year -- the oldest, continuously running bluegrass festival in the world! It's a full 10-days and is already under way! 
  And a Little Later in the Week -- North Dakota, Here Comes Nightflyer!  Last year the guys traveled to the Lakes Bluegrass Festival and had a such a great time. Apparently they made an impression and several people went back home to North Dakota and made sure they… Read more

Ch-ch-changes - Part 2 Involves You 

Nightflyer has been so fortunate to enjoy a great group of fan-friends. We can't just call them fans because we feel they are more than that. Many of you not only come out to the shows, but do so much to help spread the word and introduce others to Nightflyer. Well, we would like to organize those of you that are interested into our our own grass roots street team to hopefully pull those efforts together and use a strength-in-numbers approach.

We don't have all of the details figured out yet --… Read more

Ch-ch-ch-changes - Part I 

Not to worry, no changes to the lineup!   What's new?   New CD in Process. This is of course our biggest news! The guys have been at Rick's studio (Hayes Productions) working hard on their second CD. Clay Hess is co-producing with Rick and all the guys have been doing a wonderful job. We're hoping for a spring release if at all possible.

New Email Service. We have changed email service providers to give us more creative freedom, make emails more mobile friendly, and give us the ability to… Read more

Bird's Eye View -- revisited! 

Well, I tried starting this blog a couple of years ago (hard to believe it's been that long) and didn't make it past the first entry. I've decided to resurrect it once again in hopes of giving you an inside look at Nightflyer -- the band, the guys, the myth, the legends! Ha! Totally kidding there. If you are lucky enough to know these guys personally, you know they are incredibly humble and down-to-earth. And if you know me at all (and plan on spending any time reading this blog) you might as well get used… Read more

Well, now, isn't that nice... 

I'm afraid my desk has been piled up a bit lately, but no excuse for forgetting to post this wonderful review of Nightflyer's CD by Joe Steiner, Vice President of NIBGA (Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association) and DJ at WLFC. Thanks Joe!

"This is the first album from a fine Cincinnati, Ohio area group. After hearing this first effort, I am really looking forward to hearing future material from them. This group really has all the bases covered toward becoming regionally or nationally recognized. They have anRead more

"Power Position" on Radio Hits Compilation 

Bluegrass Valley Entertainment & Records, a new branch of Nashville's Southern Gospel label, Mansion Entertainment, has included Nightflyer's "Power Position" in a compilation Radio Hits CD that is being distributed to radio programmers across the nation. Thanks go out to our good friend and songwriter Paula Breedlove for bringing the song to their attention -- and it wasn't even one she wrote!

Click here to read an article in Bluegrass Today about the venture.

#1 on the Ohio Roots Music Airplay Chart 

We are thrilled to start out the year in the NUMBER ONE spot on the Ohio Roots Radio Airplay Chart on Roots Music Report for all music genres, and #28 for the National Roots Music Report chart for bluegrass!

Any DJ that would like to download the album, it is available on Airplay Direct or use our contact form to request a copy.

Great Review from BU! 

We're more than excited about the enthusiastic review from Bluegrass Unlimited that Nightflyer received on their debut album! 

Kang Records (kr0309)

This is a very enjoyable production from this powerful southwestern Ohio quintet. Lead singer and guitarist Richard Propps shows off the considerable abilities he has gleaned from his time as a Southern gospel singer. Rick Hayes, who has acquired a Highlight Review in these Bluegrass Unlimited pages, is a tremendous bandmember on the mandolin and
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"I hired Nightflyer for our 2013 Lakes Bluegrass Festival without having heard or seen them in person, but they were such delightful people and easy to deal with that I decided to take a chance on them. To say they exceeded my expectations is an understatement. They are marvelous musicians, great entertainers, and just good people.

Many of our audience commented that they were favorites among many other well-known national bands. I will definitely have them back when I can."

Tim Roggenkamp, Entertainment Director
The Lakes Bluegrass Festival.


"I heard great things about the band Nightflyer for years. I even had a CD but never heard them live. I found out that they were playing at the Blue Ribbon Foxhunters Lodge so we went over to hear them and they absolutely killed it.  A short time later they were booked at Rudy
Fest and they did not disappoint. Nightflyer is a killer band, good musicians, tight vocals and best of all, a great bunch of boys."

Rudy Burchett, Rudy Fest


"When you think of the qualities it takes for a band to reach star status it is easy to see why Nightflyer is moving to the forefront of the bluegrass world. Having five superbly talented musicians, there is nothing Nightflyer can’t play. Vocally, their harmonies are dead on and in a group that has four lead singers it is Richard Propps who reaches notes that are beyond most mortals with his powerful soaring vocals. From traditional and progressive bluegrass, to gospel and blues, the group can play any style. For promoters, Nightflyer is a must have for your event and for bluegrass lovers, Nightflyer is a must see for you.” 

Ron Kodish, Smoked Country Jam


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