NASHVILLE -- February 19, 2014 -- The Soggy Bottom Boys— the rollicking old-time string band featured on the silver screen, known for the Grammy winning "Man of Constant Sorrow" —have reunited for a special performance Saturday, March 22, at Ole Smoky® Tennessee Moonshine Distillery (also known as The Holler™) located at 903 Parkway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It is a free show that starts at 5:00 PM.
This performance marks the first time The Soggy Bottom Boys will appear as a stage band. Led by Dan Tyminski of Alison Krauss’s award-winning Union Station band, the group includes Barry Bales, Ron Block, Stuart Duncan and Mike Compton. Bales and Block are also members of Union Station. Duncan and Compton have played on hundreds of records and dozens of hits. For years, Duncan was a member of the widely acclaimed Nashville Bluegrass Band. Compton was featured in the house band on the fabled “Down From The Mountain Tour." In total, these five musicians have won 47 Grammys.
The March 22 show is the first for The Soggy Bottom Boys as a stage band. It will kick off Ole Smoky Moonshine’s 2014 concert series.
“We are thrilled to bring an influential group like The Soggy Bottom Boys in to The Holler to kick off our 2014 musical programming”, said Ole Smoky Moonshine Founder Joe Baker. “Music and moonshine go hand in hand, as they bring folks together, and we are so looking forward to entertaining our guests with The Soggy Bottom Boys great sounds.”
Adds Josh Trivett, organizer and promoter of the event, “It’s so exciting for myself and Moonstruck Management to be the organizing management company that has helped make this dream of Ole Smoky come to fruition. Considering the combination of the massive success of the movie and soundtrack, and my passion and love for bluegrass music, this show has been a pleasure to help create. We specialize in the bluegrass genre, so needless to say we are all smiles.”
About Ole Smoky ® Tennessee Moonshine ® and The Holler
Ole Smoky is the first federally licensed moonshine distillery in the state of Tennessee. A visit to The Holler is the true moonshine experience. As you approach the entrance, you can detect the distinct smell of our grains cooking and fermenting. You’ll see authentic working moonshine stills and experience the process from beginning to end. Visitors can see for themselves how mountain moonshine is made and learn about the rich history of the spirit made by generations of ‘shiners. Guests are able to sample and purchase Ole Smoky products, which continue to be packaged in traditional mason jars and shipped to 49 states across the U.S. as well as Canada.
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine currently retails nine varieties. The Distillery features Ole Smoky Original Moonshine, White Lightnin’™, Moonshine Cherries®, Peach Moonshine™, Apple Pie Moonshine™, Blackberry Moonshine™, Strawberry Moonshine™ , Lemon Drop Moonshine™ and Pineapple Moonshine™. Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine can be found at local retailers and is sampled and sold at some of the biggest music and sporting events in the country. For more information, please visit www.olesmokymoonshine.com.
The Soggy Bottom Boys –
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Ole Smoky Moonshine –Lauren Peteroy / B|W|R PR / 212.901.3927 / firstname.lastname@example.org