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Bluegrass Today. By John Lawless.
We have covered the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys extensively since they first came to our attention in 2015. From the first moment, we saw the special spark in their music, and their sincere dedication to share their love for the hard-edged, hard-driving style of traditional bluegrass that they favor with the rest of the world.
They didn’t have superstar back stories, or time with big name acts on their resumes. Just a passion for the music and a knack for delivering it in the old time way. From their stage outfits to their song choices and their manner of presentation, these Boys made you feel like you had stepped through a portal in time to an earlier day in bluegrass.
Read MoreRounder Records Signs The Po' Ramblin' Boys
Bluegrass group The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys have inked three new partnerships, including a label deal with Rounder Records, management deal with Rainmaker Music Management, and aligning with Crossover Touring. Their move to management with Mike Drudge at Rainmaker Music Management places them on a roster alongside Del McCoury, Hot Rize, The Travelin’ McCourys, Sierra Hull, The Gibson Brothers and The Kruger Brothers
Read MoreSigning Story: The Po' Ramblin' Boys
For bluegrass bands, there’s no better place to be seen than the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. When The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys got nominated for a Momentum Award, everyone who could accelerate their career saw them. The morning of last year’s ceremony, a 20-minute spot in front of 500 of the genre’s biggest movers included Rounder Records co-founder Ken Irwin. “I remember seeing him and it scared the daylights out of me,” recalls lead singer and mandolin strummer C.J. Lewandowski in his typically understated drawl.
Read MoreBillboards 2018 IBMA awards coverage
The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys were named emerging artist of the year.
Read MoreWMOT's 2018 IBMA Awards coverage
The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, one of the most talked about bands at IBMA in general, were named Emerging Artist of the Year in a crowded, six-nominee field. They’re a young but old-school band that wears suits and cowboy hats in the manner of early bluegrass stars like Flatt & Scruggs. “Our dreams are coming true,” said CJ Lewandowski, noting all the new members of their professional team, from management to label. “It’s unbelievable to play the music that we love, and you love us back,” he said.
Read MorePo' Ramblin' Boys' C.J. Lewandowski Talks Digging Into Bluegrass' Rich History
The Missouri-native looks back at whirlwind year and reveals how he and his band are connected with the roots of bluegrass in order to push the genre forward.