Sunday Bluegrass: Man of Constant Sorrow
Words By J-man
When you hear the strength of the opening instrumentation of "Man of Constant Sorrow", one can not help but to picture O Brother Where Art Thou's "Soggy Bottom Boys" (George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson) singing into a can in an old southern studio. The powerful voice behind George Clooney's character was Union Station's Dan Tyminski. Dan's flawless/powerful lead vocals in that specific track brought great attention to the bluegrass/string genre and inspired a tour featuring Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Allison Kraus & Union Station and more.
Enjoy The above Youtube clip from the Cohen Brothers' "O Brother Where Art Thou" as well as the clip below of Dan Tyminski and Ron Block doing a live version at the Crossroads Festival. If you haven't seen the movie, it's very entertaining and provides an amazing soundtrack.