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Soggy Bottom Boys: “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow”
 
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Mike Compton plays this iconic song with the original band that gave “O Brother, Where Art Thou” its authentic sound.
By: Dan Gabel
July 12, 2017

Peghead Nation’s Monroe-Style Mandolin instructor Mike Compton recently joined his cohorts in the Soggy Bottom Boys for a series of reunion concerts, including one at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. With Mike on mandolin, Dan Tyminski on guitar and vocals, Pat Enright on guitar, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Ron Block on banjo, and Barry Bales on bass, the Soggy Bottom Boys provided the soundtrack for the on-screen band played by George Clooney and company in the 2001 film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, helping to introduce millions to bluegrass and roots music and kicking off a surge in popularity of both listening to and playing this music.

In this video from their recent Ryman Auditorium concert, the Boys play the most widely heard track from the movie and soundtrack, the traditional song “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow.”

Video shot by Heidi Herzog.

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