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    Our new album "Ramblin On" hit #2 on the APD Global Radio Indicator Charts for Bluegrass this week! Check it out using the link below on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer, iTunes, Etc.
    Be sure to add it to your library and follow us!
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    https://thejacktownramblers.hearnow.com/ramblin-on

    Alan N. (Longtime Cafe Member) wrote us a review for the album: Thanks Alan!!

    The JackTown Ramblersí new release Rambliní On highlights the passion, breadth and inherent musicality of the seasoned musicians who make up this well-oiled and strong-sounding 4-piece bluegrass band. Featuring a delightful mix of the old and new, the scope of songs and the talents of the members keep the listenerís interest and showcase the musicians in good stead. The classic combination of 5-string banjo (Brett Setzer), flat-top guitar (Shannon Leasure), mandolin (Gabriel Wiseman) and string bass (Mike Ramsey), all deftly played and well-balanced in the mix, delivers the generous 10-song repertoire in fine form. Exhibiting traits from the 2nd and 3rd generational mix, the bandís formidable debut effort features material and a delivery style which recalls the timeless wellspring of IIIrd Tyme Out, The Lonesome River Band and J.D. Crowe & The New South.

    Home Sweet Home Revisited will surely draw the inevitable comparison to the benchmark version recorded decades ago on RR0044, and here The Ramblers breathe new life into the classic song, with a lovely mandolin intro, deft guitar work and a tight vocal harmony, all encased in a sparse, laid-back framework. Robbie Robertsonís Ophelia, a song tailor-made for bluegrass treatment, is given a hearty go by the band, with a perfect banjo intro. Gabriel Wiseman sings the song in fine fashion and it would be of little wonder if more bands didnít bring this tune into the fold after hearing The Ramblersí strong take. Cedar Hill, the Grisman mandolin tour-de-force, is given solid treatment by all, with a swift, swing-backed guitar rhythm along with lovely lead lines; it even gets the modulation-to-A up-lift at the end. The catchy banjo tune Raindrops, composed by Brett Setzer, features well-played solos by both Brett and Gabe. Typsy Gypsy, harkening back to the days of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, is given a personalized approach by all, with mandolin, guitar and banjo contributing scintillating solos, all anchored by a solid bass line. On the songwriter front, Gabe contributes the up-tempo lost love tome Another Girl Left Crying, a song with a modern chord progression that truly moves along. On the trad front, the Jimmie Davis classic Shackles and Chains is given a nice duet treatment and rounding out the program, #Sheís Gone Gone Gone brings the band full-circle to a New South-era vibe.

    This release introduces The JackTown Ramblers to the larger bluegrass audience in a strong, pleasing way and will surely be a joy to their burgeoning fan-base.

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    Yessir! Great stuff Gabe and a nicely written review from Alan. Great fellas and great pickers all around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Egerton View Post
    Yessir! Great stuff Gabe and a nicely written review from Alan. Great fellas and great pickers all around!
    Thanks Drew!!
    Gabriel Wiseman
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    sounds great - Unique choice of tunes 2 Grisman covers?- now that I can listen to!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmsweeney View Post
    sounds great - Unique choice of tunes 2 Grisman covers?- now that I can listen to!
    Thanks for listening man!!
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    Great album! You guys make McDowell County proud! Absolutely love the Ophelia cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Biddix View Post
    Great album! You guys make McDowell County proud! Absolutely love the Ophelia cover.
    LOL. thanks man!
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    Great new project! I'm sure you have a winner there. Usually when you hear those samplers there are some cuts you'd like to hear to the end and some not as much. But on this project they all sound exciting to my ear! And for sure when I release my bluegrass project I'm gonna get Alan to do the review! Be listening for you on Bluegrass Junction!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Daniel View Post
    Great new project! I'm sure you have a winner there. Usually when you hear those samplers there are some cuts you'd like to hear to the end and some not as much. But on this project they all sound exciting to my ear! And for sure when I release my bluegrass project I'm gonna get Alan to do the review! Be listening for you on Bluegrass Junction!
    Wow Bernie! Thanks so much for the kind words man! We've been shocked at how well it's doing... didn't expect it at all but it is still sitting at #2 on the APD Global Radio Indicator Bluegrass Charts. Thanks for listening!
    Gabriel Wiseman
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