Soggy Bottom Boys Coming to Gatlinburg

Country music setting with cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and guitarRemember the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? The band made famous by the 2000 Cohen brother comedy, The Soggy Bottom Boys, have recently announced that they will be performing an exciting show at Gatlinburg’s own Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler.

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The first time the band has performed together since the movie, the band The Soggy Bottom Boys is a compilation of talents artists who collectively have won over 47 Grammy awards. The band members are as follows:

  • Dan Tyminski- vocals

  • Barry Bales- bass

  • Ron Block- banjo

  • Stuart Duncan- fiddle

  • Mike Compton- mandolin

Outside of the band, members Tyminski and Bales are well known for their musical roles in country music legend Alison Krauss and Union Station’s music. Band fiddler, Duncan, is also part of the Nashville Bluegrass Band.

Man of Constant Sorrow

The band’s most popular hit, “Man of Constant Sorrow,” was originally recorded in 1928 by Emry Arthur. However, the song was brought to life when O Brother actors George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson covered the song in the film. As a result of the Hollywood hit, the song went on to win “Single of the Year” from the Country Music Association, as well as a Grammy for “Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.” The song peaked at number 35 on Billboard’s chart. Relive the film’s success with the song for yourself by watching the band play it in the video below:

Location & Admission

The Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler is located at 903 Parkway, in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Tickets to the show are free. The concert begins at 5 p.m. on March 22.

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Photo courtesy of Ole Smoky Moonshine.

Ole Smoky Moonshine

The first legal moonshine distillery in Tennessee, Ole Smoky Moonshine offers nearly a dozen different moonshine varieties. With flavors ranging from original White Lightning to the company’s newest addition, Pineapple, there is no doubt that Ole Smoky Moonshine has definitely mastered the art of moonshining in the Smoky Mountains. The best part about the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery is that they give free tours and samples to all of-age guests who visit! Click here to learn more about the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery.

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About Mal Alder
Mal Alder is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she studied Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism and Electronic Media. Beyond writing, her interests include politics, new technology and anything involving the Smoky Mountains. When she's not at work she can be found at the dog park, a bookstore or a golf course, depending on the weather.