In English

In Honor Of Dr.Ralph Stanley – O Death – a capella

For decades Ralph Stanley has been one of my heroes in bluegrass music.

He recorded “Oh Death” with The Clinch Mountain Boys back in the early seventies and later on did the song a capella style in the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou”. With his lifelong achievement he has inspired many generations of musicians, keeping the roots and old style bluegrass alive.

We wanted to honor his memory with a version of “O Death”, in a capella and in a version that combines the Clinch Mountain Boys and the latter.

Stanley has influenced a whole world with his unique voice and songwriting, and through his interpretation of traditional songs the memories and history is kept alive.

We wish to keep Stanley’s legend and contribution to bluegrass thriving so we will later on this year record some of our favourite songs of Dr. Ralph Stanley with Jussi Syren And The Groundbreakers and other guests.

Because even though Stanley wrote and sang with the soul of the Appalachian winds, the feeling he admitted in his music is universal and has spread along globally to echo in peoples hearts worldwide.

Even here – in the north and cold dark Finland.

Thank you Dr.Ralph Stanley – bluegrass would not be the same without your banjo, voice, and songs!

– Jussi Syren

Album Shave And Haircut NOW on YouTube!

NOW you find out 2011 album “Shave And Haircut” on YouTube!
They might still have some CD’s to order over at Goofin’ Records too if you like it!

The instrumental “Southern Lady” (Track 5) is composed by our banjoist Tauri Oksala!
Here underneath you can listen to the whole playlist we created.

NYT löytyy 2011-vuoden albumi “Shave And Haircut” YouTubesta!
Goofin’ Recordsin sivulta voi mahdollisesti vielä löytyä joitakin kappaleita CD:nä vielä jos haluaa tilata!

Ja instrumentaali “Southern Lady” (viides biisi) on banjistimme Tauri Oksalan käsialaa!
Tässä alla on soittolista koko albumista.

Photography by Marko Hämäläinen, Artwork on CD by J.Sävy. The video made by ertrudsgn!

More of our bluegrass-playlists!

Here’s some playlists on YouTube with Jussi Syren & The Groundbreakers previous albums!

Tässä soittolistaa YouTubessa missä pystyy kuuntelemaan joitakin aikaisempia levyjämme! iTunes-latauslinkit löytyy alempana myös.

All are available to buy on iTunes of course!

The Verdict – album
Sea Of Changes – album
Most Requested – album

And much more too.

VIDEO-playlist from the album release 2015

We put together a playlist from the release-event of the “Bluegrass Singer“-album on YouTube. There were many guests, such as Roy Hohenthal, Nelli Ikola, Jyrki Levä, Marko Vanhatalo, Veera Syren. And songs as “The Banjo Song”, “Sure To Fall” and “My Dreams Of Yesterday”! All the speaks are in Finnish, but the bluegrass goes in English!

It was also the 20th anniversary for Jussi Syren And The Groundbreakers!
The event took place at Rekolan Kino in Vantaa 2015 in November

Laitoimme kokoon soittolistan YouTubessa “Bluegrass Singer” albumin julkaisukeikasta.
Lavalla vieraili monet lahjakkaat muusikot, kuten Roy Hohenthal, Nelli Ikola, Jyrki Levä, Marko Vanhatalo, Veera Syren. Soitimme pitkän setin mihin muun muassa mahtui mukaan “The Banjo Song”, “Sure To Fall” ja “My Dreams Of Yesterday” joka on versio Kari Kuuvan “Pienen Pojan Haaveet”-biisistä!

Samalla juhlittiin Jussi Syren And The Groundbreakers 20-vuotispäivää.
Keikkapaikka oli Rekolan Kino Vantaalla, marraskuussa 2015.


Rootsinpyhtaa went well, big thanks to all who came and enjoyed the festival!
Here is the updated schedule for our performances summer/fall!
To keep updated you can follow the bands FB or check the live-feed calendar on our websites frontpage!

Kiitos Rootsinpyhtaa, ja yleisö!
Tässä on uusi keikkalista kesä/syksy.
Seuraa bändiä Facebookissa tai katso verkkosivun kalenteria, siellä näkyy tulevat keikat ja uusimmat päivitykset!


Announcement: Todays Bill Monroe tribute canceled

Sadly I have to inform, that the Bill Monroe – tribute event is canceled due to health issues! We are seeing if it still is possible to perform at the main event on Rootsinpyhtaa Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, those news will come up on our Facebook-page as soon as we know!

Valitettavasti minun pitää ilmoittaa että Bil Monroe-keikka on peruttu terveydellisistä syistä! Selvitämme vielä että onko mahdollista kuitenkin vetää keikka Rootsinpyhtaan Bluegrass festivaalilla lauantaina! Seuratkaa Jussi Syren And The Groundbreakers facebook-sivua, sinne tulee hetimmiten tiedotus kun asia selviää!

Rootsinpyhtaa poster 2016.