Ken Carpenter: Guitar, Trumpet, Drums, Vocals
I played first chair trumpet in high school; switched to drums my first year at UNM. I drummed for all original band “Solid State.” Then the for “Illegal Aliens”; then cover band “Good Grief.” I then switched to guitar and formed “Blue Spirits” and finally my current band “Ken Carpenter and the Nailers.” Recently I’ve started incorporating playing the trumpet our performances. Currently I also play drums for the Duke City Ramblers.

Stevie Ray Vaughn

The Nailers are:
Larry Steffy: Bass and vocals

Jim Schwarar: Drums and vocals

Quatro Gillis or Andy Dunn: Guitar and vocals