Podcast 360: C. J. Lewandowski of the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Pt. 2

On our 357th episode, we heard an incredible guitar safari tale from the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys’ C.J. Lewandowski that involved a trip to Greece in the middle of a pandemic, an underground bank vault and the Lloyd Loar-signed Gibson mandolin he ended up bringing home. Today we’re sharing the second half of that interview where C.J. talks to us about the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys’ new record, Never Slow Down (out now, link), his band’s lineup, signing to Smithsonian Folkways, and much more. Yes, there’s even another great mandolin lost & found story.

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Above photo: Amy Richmond