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Lost River Sessions introduces you to emerging artists from the world of bluegrass, folk and Americana music. In addition to the award-winning TV show produced by WKU PBS, Lost River Sessions is on the radio - featuring recordings from the TV show and from our live shows at the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green. You can be a part of the audience for our live shows. See below for our upcoming schedule.

LRS LIVE Replay: The Po' Ramblin' Boys & Misty Mountain String Band

The Po' Ramblin' Boys, recently named Emerging Artist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, were the headliners at Lost River Sessions LIVE on Oct. 18 at the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green.

The band originally formed in East Tennessee as a fill-in band for peformances at a distillery. They've since gone on to perform across the United States, in Canada and even Europe.

Josh Rinkel, guitarist for the Po' Ramblin' Boys says Europeans' affinity for roots music dates back to World War II and just after. 

"The soldiers would have records shipped over and they would set up little makeshift record shops and the locals would go in and buy American records and learn American music," said Rinkel. "So of course in the '50s, bluegrass was as hot as rock-n-roll until the later '50s and '60s. They love it over there, they eat it up. Anything American from the mid-century, from the '50s or so, they love over there."

Josh Rinkel of the Po' Ramblin Boys discusses the band's beginnings

Rinkel, CJ Lewandowski, Jasper Lorentzen and Jereme Brown make up the Po' Ramblin Boys.

Misty Mountain String Band plays Lost River Sessions LIVE

Louisville-based Misty Mountain String Band opened the show, playing several songs from their brand new album Kentucky Bound, released earlier this month. 

"This one for us was a really fun project to work on because it was our attempt to be a little bit of a return to more of a bluegrass kinda form on everything," said Derek Harris, bass player for Misty Mountain. "The arrangements are a little bit tighter, a little bit less complicated. We're just trying to sing some really good songs on this one."

Misty Mountain String Band bass player Derek Harris on the band's new album

Misty Mountain String Band is made up of Harris, Neal Green, Paul Martin and Frank Leo.   

Lost River Sessions LIVE is made possible thanks to generous financial support from Mike Simpson, Farmers National Bank, the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Glasgow EPB, Warren County Public Library and Katelynn & Zach Simpson. 

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