Think of it this way: If you wanted to find some real foot-stompin’, down-home bluegrass, wouldn’t East Tennessee be a good place to start your search? Well, that’s what will make the Thursday, August 24th Otter Opry show so special, because The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are coming to town with just that authentic Appalachian touch. Country, bluegrass, and Americana singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale couldn’t agree more: “Every so often a band comes around that knocks everybody’s socks off and gets people talking. I’m putting my money on them.”
There’s something about the music of The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys that cuts right through the noise of the world and speaks plainly to the soul. Formed in the Smoky Mountains, this East Tennessee bluegrass outfit has brought its music from rural festival stages to the rock clubs of Europe. The group was recognized as Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2018 IBMA Awards, and its Rounder Records album “Toil, Tears & Trouble” scored a 2020 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album.
Charlie Mattos, producer and co-host of WSM Radio’s “Coffee, Country & Cody” show, sums it up perfectly: “Loved having the guys in studio… great live performance… they’re the real deal!” Come on out and see (and listen) for yourself. The event includes a public jam starting at 4:00pm and an dinner at 5:30pm ($12.50 before August 20, $17.50 at the door). Online sales will end at noon the day of the performance.
7pm. Monterey United Methodist Church, 1 Soledad Drive, Monterey. $35/show (CBA members $30; 15 and under free); $12.50-17.50/pre-show dinner. (831) 375-8285, www.otteropry.org. We will observe all County COVID restrictions.