Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Newsletter - May 2016
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May 2016 Newsletter
 
It's been a big month for Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice! Not only has the band been up and down the road, to places like Lil' John's Mountain Music Festival in Snow Camp, NC, Fish and Pick on the Maury River in Buena Vista, VA, and Doyle Lawson's Bluegrass Festival in Denton, NC, they also helped host their home festival - Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival in Floyd, VA - AND released a brand new album!

Keep reading for more info on the new album and how you can buy it, as well as LOTS of photos from Chantilly Farm, a chart update, and a look at all the shows coming up in June!
Poor Boy's Pleasure... Available Now!
 
Poor Boy's Pleasure, the brand new album from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice on Mountain Fever Records, is available now! It was officially released May 27 with a celebration at the 6th Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival. 

The album features twelve tracks of what writer and broadcaster Daniel Mullins calls "industrial-strength bluegrass" in the liner notes. Featuring songs from top bluegrass songwriters like Milan Miller, Mike O'Reilly, Tom T. and Dixie Hall, Tim Stafford, and Bill Castle, including number one single "Longneck Blues," Poor Boy's Pleasure is twelve tracks full of what the bluegrass life is all about! John Lawless of Bluegrass Today says "the album sparkles with energy and soul."

The album is available for immediate download from iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay. You can also order CD copies from Amazon or County Sales. Even better, you can order a signed copy from Junior by sending a check for $18 to:
Junior and Susan Sisk
1365 Lighthaven Road
Ferrum, VA 24088
Track Listing:
1. Lonnie Ray (Mike O'Reilly)
2. Longneck Blues (Mike O'Reilly)
3. Hang a Wreath (Bill Castle, Don Rigsby)
4. Land on Our Feet (Ed Williams)
5. In this World But Not of It (Jeff McClellan, Daniel Salyer)
6. Jimmy, J.D., and Paul (Tim Stafford, Barry Bales)
7. Walking in the Blue Ridge (Milan Miller, Thomm Jutz)
8. I Watched You Go (Dan Wells)
9. Poor Boy's Pleasure (Tim Massey, Tom T. Hall, Dixie Hall, Junior Sisk)
10. Cold in Carolina (Terry Foust, Daniel Salyer)
11. What About Me Lord (Harry Sisk, Sr.)
12. Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow (William York)
Download from iTunes
Download or Purchase from Amazon
Download from GooglePlay
Purchase from County Sales
Download from Airplay Direct (Radio Broadcasters and Programmers)
Since its release in January, the debut single from Poor Boy's Pleasure, "Longneck Blues," has experienced quite a bit of success on the Bluegrass Today weekly and monthly airplay charts! It debuted at number one on the weekly chart (eventually spending two weeks there) and has spent numerous weeks in the Top 10. The song is currently sitting at number 8! It has also spent several months on the monthly chart, most recently coming in at number 9 for the month of April! Thanks to all the broadcasters who have been spinning the song, and thanks to all the fans who keep requesting it!
Here's where you can catch Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice over the next month...

June 2: Graves Mountain Festival of Music (Syria, VA)
June 10: Festival of the Bluegrass (Lexington, KY)
June 11: Dinwiddie Music Fest (North Dinwiddie, VA)
June 12: Crooked Road Mountains of Music Homecoming (Norton, VA)**
June 13: Crooked Road Mountains of Music Homecoming (Critz, VA)**
June 14: Crooked Road Mountains of Music Homecoming (Marion, VA)**
June 17-18: Bill Monroe Bluegrass Festival (Bean Blossom, IN)
June 23: RudyFest (Grayson, KY)

**Shows featuring Crooked Road All-Star Band (Junior Sisk, Sammy Shelor, Wayne Taylor, Billy Baker, and Shawn Lane)
6th Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival
May 27-28, 2016


The band had a wonderful time over Memorial Day weekend at their home festival at Chantilly Farm in Floyd, VA. Not only did they play shows both days, they also celebrated the official release of Poor Boy's Pleasure! Here are some photos that were shared on Facebook from the weekend. 
Thanks to Tony Sloan for sharing these images on Facebook!
Thanks to B Chord Photography for sharing these pictures on Facebook!
Thanks to Amanda Smith (top), Susan Sisk (bottom left), and Kela Simpson (bottom right) for sharing these images on Facebook!
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