Jasper Lorentzen receives Grammy Award Nomination as member of Po’ Ramblin’ Boys

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The U.S. bluegrass band Po’ Ramblin’ Boys is one of five bands being nominated for a Best Bluegrass Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

Jasper Lorentzen, second son of Tim and Vanessa, and grandson to Lorentz and Mary Lou of Three Hills, joined the band at its formation in 2014.

Jasper says that he started learning classical guitar when he was 8 or 9. When he was about 15 he switched to the upright bass and has been focused only on the that since then.

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys have been given recognition for their special stylings of old favourites and original compositions and have travelled throughout the USA, Canada, and abroad. They have traveled coast to coast in the USA, toured in Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan in Canada and have been three times in Europe visiting Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Switzerland.

Earlier albums have included: “Back to the Mountains” - released in 2015, and their Gospel album “God’s Love is So Divine” released in 2017.

In 2018 they won the International Bluegrass Music Associations (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year award. Since then they’ve been nominated for Song of the year with IBMA as well.

It is their newest album “Toils, Tears & Trouble” on Rounder Records that was released this year that is nominated for the Grammy.

Five bands are nominated: Missy Rains, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys.

The awards will be announced January 28, 2020.