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1. Lonnie Ray - Mike O'Reilly / Harpy Publishing, SOCAN
2. Longneck Blues - Mike O'Reilly / Harpy Publishing, SOCAN
3. Hang A Wreath - Bill Castle, Don Rigsby / Bill Branch Music (BMI), Yonder
Hills Music (BMI)
4. Land On Our Feet - Ed Williams / Draw Four Music (BMI)
5. In This World But Not Of It - Jeff McClellan, Daniel Salyer / Blueridge West
Publishing (BMI), Pay Low Music (BMI)
6. Jimmy, JD & Paul - Tim Stafford, Barry Bales / Daniel House Music (BMI),
Quackhead Music (BMI)
7. Walking In The Blue Ridge - Milan Miller, Thomm Jutz / Songs From
The Stillhouse (SOCAN), Thomm Songs/SESAC/ Bluewater Music)
8. I Watched You Go - Dan Wells / Sandy Mush Music (BMI)
9. Poor Boy's Pleasure - Tim Massey, Dixie Hall, Tom T. Hall, Harry C. Sisk
Jr. / Dixie Breeze Publishing (BMI), Good Homegrown Music (BMI),
Dreamin' Creek Publishing (BMI)
10. Cold In Carolina - Terry Foust, Daniel Salyer / Creekbed Music (BMI),
Pay Low Music (BMI)
11. What About Me Lord - Harry C. Sisk Sr. / Doobie Shea Music (BMI)
12. Ain't Gonna' Work Tomorrow - William York / Fort Knox Music, Inc.,
Trio Music Co., Inc.
Junior Sisk: Lead Vocals
Kameron Keller: Upright Bass, Tenor Vocals
Jason Davis: Banjo
Jamie Harper: Fiddle
Johnathan Dillon: Mandolin, Harmony Vocals
*Special Guests: Aaron Ramsey: Guitar. Bass and Vocals on track 11.
Ronnie Bowman: Baritone Vocals on track 2. Lead Vocals on 2nd verse of track 2.
Paul Williams: Tenor Vocals on track 6.
Industrial-Strength Bluegrass. That’s a phrase that I’ve heard my father use all of my life to describe a select number of bluegrass songs and artists that grab you like a bear-claw to the chest and don’t let go. Legends such as Jimmy Martin, The Stanley Brothers, and The Johnson Mountain Boys appear on the industrial-strength list, and I’m grateful for it. They presented music with a reckless abandon and authenticity that is often missing from today’s music. In a day and age when music in general is becoming watered-down, when you come across something that has some grit to it, you know it. Industrial-strength bluegrass is not meant for the faint of heart, but it will touch your heart with its raw emotion and powerful honesty.
Poor Boy’s Pleasure from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice should contain a disclaimer on the back:
WARNING — This album contains industrial-strength bluegrass. Possible side effects may include but are not limited to unexplained crying, fist-pumping, fast-driving, singing along, and general restlessness. If you have a heart condition, handle with care. If you do not have a heart condition, be advised that you may develop one by listening to this album.
Junior’s sincerity and passion as an artist may be unequaled among today’s leading bluegrass figures. I have seen him break down in tears from the love he has for this music, and knowing Junior, I’m sure he did that a time or two while recording this album. You can feel it. Junior has also surrounded himself with a stellar cast of some of today’s top young pickers, although their youth shouldn’t be viewed as a caveat; their hunger for excellence adds a sense of urgency and drive to their craft, that adds another level of excitement to the album.
The bluegrass presented on Poor Boy’s Pleasure is as “real deal” as you can get. It lingers. It cuts to the quick. It doesn’t “pussyfoot around.” In other words, it’s industrial-strength bluegrass!