Related Information for Nine Pound Hammer Nine Pound Hammer is an American cowpunk band formed in 1985 by vocalist Scott Luallen and guitarist Blaine Cartwright (of Nashville Pussy) in their hometown, Owensboro, Kentucky.Nine Pound Hammer first played at The Ross Theater in nearby Evansville, Indiana, with drummer Toby Myrig, David Epperson, and bassist Brian (Forrest) Payne. David and Brian left, and Bart Altman joined on bass. This lineup played locally in Owensboro, Kentucky and Evansville before relocating to Lexington.. read more