The Lost River Cavemen

Hailing from the cave-ridden region of western Kentucky, The Lost River Cavemen have been playing Rock and Roll on Bluegrass instruments since 2005. Always the innovators, The Lost River Cavemen dig up Roots music and shower it with a modern seasoning that will leave your palate tingling.

The Cavemen's instrumentation includes upright bass, fiddle, acoustic guitar, and drums, but they are not a bluegrass band; their music has been described as punk-country, neo-folk-rock, and indie-americana, to name a few. The Cavemen's songs seamlessly span the gap between traditional singer/songwriter and modern roots-rock, without giving you that feeling of "isn't this the same song that just played?"

Their live show creates an atmosphere filled with good vibes and the kind of high-energy buzz that makes you want to drink and dance all night. Their songs tell stories of real-life experiences and hardships, and while many of their songs have a serious tone, The Cavemen definitely aren't afraid of throwing a little bit of tongue-in-cheek humor into their lyrics. Their eclectic mix of musical and lyrical styles will keep you on your toes until the end of the performance.

Dedicated believers in the DIY industry model, The Cavemen have toured all over The United States, written over 40 original songs, self-released two albums (with a third to come out this year), and all without the help of a manager or booking agent. Keep your ear to the ground, because these boys are just getting started.


“The Lost River Cavemen’s music stands like a settler’s tree: its limbs stretching out wide to incorporate the sounds of a multitude of genres. The sounds of these four instruments have been blended together so sweetly it is like pure Kentucky honey.” -Franne J. – The Amplifier

“Their record ‘…And the Circus Goes On’ is loaded with catchy tunes. One of the best is ‘Special Sight.’ It’s catchy, well-produced, features some pretty cool fiddle shredding, and talks about Jesus as a hippie. This band isn’t quite like the typical bluegrass act.” -Clay Graham – Mr. Chaka’s Song of the Day

“With an eclectic mix of lyrical and musical styles, haunting vocals and imagery, The Lost River Cavemen is unlike anything else currently flowing through the veins of their college town.” -Jamie Resch – The Post and Courier [+]