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May 25, 2022

Episode 209: The Po' Ramblin' Boys, probably the hottest young band in bluegrass, started as a house band at a distillery in East Tennessee, where they were able to hone their sound over years of daily performing. Balancing that polish with the raw and earthy sound of traditional bluegrass music has become a signature of the band, says founder C.J. Lewandowski in this wide-ranging conversation. Also here, the newest member, fiddler and powerful singer Laura Orshaw. Their celebrated new album Never Slow Down was released by America's oldest roots label, Smithsonian Folkways.