Soggy Bottom Boys

Soggy Bottom Boys

Soggy Bottom Boys

The voices behind the Soggy Bottom Boys are well-known bluegrass musicians including the likes of Union Station's Dan Tyminski and the Nashville Bluegrass Band's Pat Enright, most widely known for their rendition of the song "Man of Constant Sorrow," featured in the Cohen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?  starring George Clooney.

The song, by Dick Burnett, had already enjoyed much success in real life. The fact that the Soggy Bottom Boys are a fictitious group from the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? doesn't make their hit single, "Man of Constant Sorrow," any less amazing, winning the real-life Soggy Bottom Boys a CMA Award for Single of the Year and a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.

The name Soggy Bottom Boys is possibly a reference to the famous Foggy Mountain Boys, a West Virginia bluegrass band of the 1940s with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, but also a humorous name given the two backup singers who were wet from being baptized earlier in the film.

Members of the Soggy Bottom Boys are...
Dan Tyminski (also in Alison Krauss Union Station - 14 time grammy winner)
Barry Bales (also in Alison Krauss Union Station)
Ron Block (also in Alison Krauss Union Station)
Pat Enright (Nashville Bluegrass Band member)
Mike Compton (IBMA Mandolinist of the Year several times - Bill Monroe protege, Nashville Bluegrass Band member)
Stuart Duncan (Nashville Bluegrass Band member - 3 time Grammy winner and ACM Fiddle player of the year 6 times)


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