The Old Home Place Ain´t The Same Anymore

The Old Home Place Ain't The Same Anymore - Jussi Syren and The GroundbreakersJussi Syren and The Groundbreakers will be releasing a new album on October 15 with a decidedly throwback vibe. From the ’60s-style cover to having been recorded in 2 days in an analog format with no overdubs, The Old Home Place Ain’t The Same Anymore seeks to capture a sound and vibe of a bygone time.

All of the songs were written by Syren, who handles mandolin and lead vocals with the Groundbreakers. He is assisted by J.P. Putkonen on guitar, Tauri Oksala on banjo, Kari Hella on bass, and Nelli Ikola on fiddle.

This will be the eighth recording from the group, based in Finland, and will be available in 180 grain vinyl and CD from Snowflake Records later this month.

Jussi tells us that the band’s sound derives from their live performance style, which he described as high energy, and “close to the bridge – close to the mic.” You can hear what he means in these three audio samples he sent along.

Detroit Blues: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/detriot_blues.mp3]

East Kentucky Coal Mining Man: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/ekcmm.mp3]

The Old Home Place Ain’t The Same Anymore: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/aint_the_same.mp3]

Syren and the group shot this video during the recording sessions. They really are doing it live!

 

Copies of the CD or LP can be ordered online.

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  • Dennis Jones

    I’ve heard the project and it’s real Old School. They sound more like they come from the mountains of East Tennessee than Finland. There are some great new songs on the album.

  • Stu Wilson

    WOW! WOW! WOW! RALPH STANLEY WILL BE PLEASED AS WOULD HAVE MR. BILL, LESTER AND EARL, MAC, AND ALL THE OTHER OLD TIME GREATS. WOW!

  • Uncle Billy Dunbar

    HOT DERN! This is what Country music fan’s have been wanting and Bluegrass Fan’s have. Jussi Syren And the Ground Breaker’s are truely breaking ground with this album! We Doggie’s bring it on!