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  • Photo by Amy Richmond

    Photo by Amy Richmond

    Po' Ramblin' Boys Sign to Smithsonian Folkways for their Upcoming Third Album

    Smithsonian Folkways is proud to announce that the award-winning bluegrass group The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys will release their third studio album on the label in 2022. The new album follows the acclaimed 2019 release Toil, Tears & Trouble on Rounder, which earned them praise from No Depression, American Songwriter, PopMatters, and a coveted appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage and Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry. The GRAMMY-nominated quintet won Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2018 IBMA awards, and have been nominated for Entertainer of the Year at this year’s ceremony taking place next week in Raleigh, NC.

    On the signing, the band says,

    “The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys take pride in preserving legacies along with carving out our own musical path, just like Smithsonian Folkways. We feel this is the perfect partnership and are proud to be the newest members of the family as we look forward to the upcoming album. Together we can help bring our version of Bluegrass music to audiences all over the world.”

    The group is currently on tour, and will be showcasing at AmericanaFest this Thursday, September 23. They will also be performing at the IBMA Awards Show in October, and Joe Mullins’ inaugural Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival November 12.

    Po’ Ramblin’ Boys On Tour

    Sept. 22 – Vine Grove, KY – Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival

    Sept. 23 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom – AmericanaFest Showcase

    Sept. 24 – Vine Grove, KY – Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival

    Sept. 30 – Raleigh, NC – IBMA Awards Show Presented by Yamaha

    Oct. 2. – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater / IBMA World of Bluegrass LIVE!

    Oct. 6 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood

    Oct. 9 – Tunbridge, VT – Jenny Brook Mini Fest

    Oct. 21 – Dale, TX – Old Settler’s Music Festival

    Oct. 30 – Lexington, KY – BooGrass at the Clarion

    Nov. 12 – Wilmington, OH – Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival