COMING JUNE 1, 2018: Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole, a tribute to the legendary acoustic music artist, will be released by Rounder Records on June 1, 2018. “He Rambled” is available now.
David Davis & The Warrior River Boys have produced a masterful and exciting collection of songs originally recorded in the 1920s by the legendary Charlie Pooleand his North Carolina Ramblers, a generation before Bill Monroe is credited with founding bluegrass music. “Our intention was to evolve the songs, yet leave the strength and essence of the original feel as our foundation and build on that,” explains Davis.
Didn’t He Ramble is eagerly anticipated in bluegrass circles. Co-producer Davis is a veteran picker who has appeared on numerous classic bluegrass recordings, and a recipient of countless awards in bluegrass and country music. In recent years Davis has been quietly challenging the notion that to be faithful to traditional bluegrass necessitates exclusively channeling Monroe-or other first-generation bluegrass legends, such as The Stanley Brothers and Flatt & Scruggs. Now, with the release of Didn’t He Ramble, Davis is seeking to nudge discussions about the origins of bluegrass back a generation.
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