• The Po' Ramblin' Boys

  • About

    Born in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, springing to life with all the zest and zeal you’d expect from a 1940s-style Tennessee bluegrass band, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys have rambled far from home, touring throughout the United States and Europe.

     

    Yet, these four friends – C.J. Lewandowski (Vocals, Mandolin), Jereme Brown (Vocals, Banjo), Josh ‘Jug’ Rinkel (Vocals, Guitar) and Jasper Lorentzen (Bass) – remain close to their musical roots by cranking out some of the tightest and hardest-driving traditional bluegrass you’ll find anywhere.

     

    “We want to be known for keeping the old music alive, and making some new music that’s still close to the roots,” says Lewandowski, a native Missourian who is the group’s eldest member as well as its lead singer and mandolin player. “A tree can’t stand without its roots. So we are just trying to keep those roots alive. We want to complement and not take away.”

     

    “We want to take the best from all the bluegrass pioneers,” added Brown, the band’s youngest member and a fourth-generation banjo player whose own roots include a grandmother raised just a stone’s throw from Bill Monroe’s hometown of Rosine, Ky. “That’s why C.J. plays the Monroe-style mandolin, and I play a Ralph Stanley-style banjo. It all ties together. It works.”

     

    It works, all right. It works like a Missouri mule. Just ask the band’s fast-growing legion of fans. Whether they’re playing a standard by bluegrass giants Bill Monroe or Ralph Stanley or a new heartbreaker penned by rhythm guitarist Rinkel, there’s an unmistakable energy to it. The hard-driving bass pounds like a jackhammer as it keeps time; the melodic rhythm hooks you deep with the first note and doesn’t let go until the last playful note of the banjo.

     

    “We are all on the same musical footing,” says Lewandowski. “We’re all big into rhythm and timing, so we build off of that.”

     

    Signed to Randm Records in 2015, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are coming out of the gate strong with their debut album, “Back To The Mountains”, released worldwide on February 5th, 2016

  • Music

    From our debut album, "Back To The Mountains", out now on Randm Records.

     

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  • Tour

    6/21 - Tunbridge, VT - Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival

    6/28 - Nashville, TN - Station Inn

    6/29 - Owensboro, KY - ROMP

    6/30 - Wylie, TX Wylie - Jubilee

    7/1 - Sulphur, LA - Our Lady Of Prompt Succor

    7/4 - Reesville, PA - Remington Ryde Festival

    7/6 - Nelsonville, OH - Hocking College

    7/7 - Cambridge, MA - Rounder event

    7/12 - Olive Hill, KY - Shriners Bluegrass Festival

    7/13 - Minneapolis, MN - Fraternal Order Of Eagles

    7/14 - Oronoco, MN - Loy’s Show Barn

    7/20 - Tamassee, SC - DAR

    7/21 - Southern Pines, NC - Sunrise Theater Concert

    7/27 - Lyons, CO - Rockygrass

    7/31 - Parsons, WV - Pickin’ In Parsons

    8/3 - 8/4 Stony Plain, AB

    8/5 - Stony Plain, AB - Blueberry Bluegrass Festival

    8/10 - Medical Lake, WA - Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival

    8/16 - Marion, NC - NC State Bluegrass Festival

    8/25 - Asheville, NC - Jam In The Trees

    8/30 - Piketon, OH - SamJam

    8/31 - Brunswick,  - Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival

    9/2 - Woodstown, NJ - Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival

    9/8 - Nashville, TN - Station Inn

    9/13 - Conway, MO - Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival

    9/14 - Burkesville, KY - Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival

    9/15- Kodak, TN - Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival

    9/19 - Bean Blossom, IN - Uncle Pen Days

    9/20 - 9/22 Vine Grove, KY - Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival

    10/6 - Ontario, CA - Huck Finn Jubilee

    10/20 - Guyton, GA - Rebecca Rose Memorial Fest

    10/27 - 11/3 Cape Canaveral , FL First Quality Bluegrass Cruise

    11/8 - Palatka, FL - Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival

    11/16 - Fishersville, VA - All American Indoor Bluegrass Festival

    11/30 - Nashville, TN - The Station Inn

     

  • Video

    The Po' Ramblin' Boys

    Are You Homesick In Carolina [Live]

    The Po' Ramblin' Boys

    Drive Myself To Drinkin' [Live]

    The Po' Ramblin' Boys

    At Barley's Behind The Barn, Part 1

    The Po' Ramblin' Boys

    At Barley's Behind The Barn, Part 2

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  • Back To The Mountains

    Pick up a copy of our new album - Vinyl, CD, or Digital Download!

     

    "When I hear The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys I’m taken back to when I first fell in love with this music. Each is a master of their craft, but it’s the special joy they take in playing it “the old time way” that commands your attention. This music hails from a time before people saw bluegrass and country music as separate things, and the band accomplishes that most difficult of musical tasks by capturing the manic energy of their live shows in the studio." - John Lawless, Bluegrass Today

  • Contact

    -Management-

    Mike Drudge

    Rainmaker Music Management

    813-867-7209 x18

    mike@rainmakermanagement.net

    rainmakermanagement.net

     

     

    -Booking-

    Barron Ruth

    Crossover Touring

    404-793-7023 x102

    barron@crossovertouring.com

    crossovertouring.com

     

     

    -Publicity-

    Katie Keller

    270-929-5505

    The Press House

    www.thepresshouse.com

  • Press

    "The debut album from the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Back to the Mountains, is music for people like my dad. Old school bluegrass fans, who grew up on Flatt & Scruggs and the Stanleys, who believe that Bill Monroe set the rules for bluegrass music and albums without banjo might as well be thrown out the window. It’s also music for people like me, and people like you, and even your hipster friend who thinks Mumford and Sons is really cool. Though at the core of things, the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys fully embrace the retro sound of the 1950s, and do it very well, the sheer energy they do it with is what really stands out about them. They seem to truly love what they are doing, and because of that, I think many listeners will too." - John Curtis Goad, Bluegrass Today