David Davis and the Warrior River Boys have long been recognized as modern leaders in traditional bluegrass, but on their latest release Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole, they throw genre boundaries aside by delving deeper into the roots of acoustic music. They have produced a masterful and exciting collection of songs originally recorded in the 1920s by the legendary Charlie Poole and His North Carolina Ramblers, a generation before Bill Monroe is credited with founding bluegrass music. Didn’t He Ramble is eagerly anticipated in bluegrass circles, as well as more widely among fans of folk and acoustic music. Co-producer David Davis is a veteran picker appearing on numerous classic bluegrass recordings and a recipient of countless awards in bluegrass and country music. Davis’ own deep musical roots played a part in taking on this project, with his uncle Cleo having been the original Blue Grass Boy with Bill Monroe, and along with the Warrior River Boys' energy, commitment, and pure bluegrass spirit, they pay homage to Poole and those who paved the way for bluegrass music.
Davis joined Garry Thurmond and the Warrior River Boys in 1982 at the age of 21, and by late 1984 he accepted the role of bandleader. Since then, he and the band have appeared in 46 states, all Canadian Provinces and the Bahamas. In 2010, Davis was inducted into the Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, and last year, he was the recipient of the National Old Time Country Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.