The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, ‘Toil, Tears & Trouble’ [Exclusive Premiere]
Tennessee bluegrass four-piece the Po' Ramblin' Boys are premiering "Toil, Tears & Trouble," the title track from their forthcoming new album, exclusively on The Boot. Press play below to listen.
A showcase of sharp instrumentation and traditional harmonies, "Toil, Tears & Trouble" is a cover of a song originally recorded by Connie & Joe in 1960. "It's an old, grassy song that gets you up and moving along," mandolin player and Po' Ramblin' Boys frontman CJ Lewandowski says of the track.
"It came out pretty stout, a good bluegrass song to get on down the road," he adds. "If you're not on cruise control, you'll be speeding by the end."
Comprised of Lewandowski, guitarist Josh Rinkle, banjo player Jerome Brown and bassist Jasper Lorentzen -- plus Laura Orshaw on fiddle -- the Po' Ramblin' Boys will release their third studio album, Toil, Tears & Trouble, on Aug. 23. The project will be their first with Rounder Records; label co-founder Ken Irwin helped the band choose songs for the album, including its title track and a cover of Tanya Tucker's "Bidding America Goodbye."
The Po' Ramblin' Boys are the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association Emerging Artist of the Year. Fans can learn more about the band and their new record at ThePoRamblinBoys.com.
Listen to the Po' Ramblin' Boys' "Toil, Tears and Trouble"
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