Led by Dan Tyminski of Alison Krauss's Union Station band, Barry Bales, Ron Block, Stuart Duncan and Mike Compton, also known as the Soggy Bottom Boys, have won 47 Grammys between them. They gained national attention as a band when their song, "Man of Constant Sorrow," was featured in the hit film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, but the talented men went back to their regular musical lives rather than pursuing fame as SBB. A CMA win for Single of the Year and a Grammy win for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals were great, but still not enough to bring the Soggy Bottom Boys to the stage.
Now, 14 years later, that is all about to change for a night. The Soggy Bottom Boys will reunite for their first-ever on stage performance at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Distillery on March 22, 2014 to kick off the Ole Smoky Moonshine’s 2014 concert series.
In a press release, Ole Smoky Moonshine Founder Joe Baker talked about the series, saying, "We are thrilled to bring an influential group like The Soggy Bottom Boys in to The Holler to kick off our 2014 musical programming. 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."
The free show will start at 5 p.m. at the Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Distillery (also known as The Holler) located at 903 Parkway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Music fans and moonshine connoisseurs can also look forward to a Railroad Earth concert to be held at the historic Eijou Theatre on April 2nd for the second featured show in the series.