If you’re hankering to see a whole bunch of handsome people do a killer version of “Ramblin’ Fever,” you’re in luck. Bluegrass outfit Flatt Lonesome recently performed the Merle Haggard tune at the Opry.
As you’d expect, the killer rendition earned a rousing ovation. The Tennessee sextet may be a lot younger than the typical bluegrass outfit, but they bring an authentic flair to their sound. The group also forays into country and gospel.
Those harmonies on this tribute to Haggard are flawless. Check out the excellent bluegrass twist they put on the Hag’s tune.
Haggard released “Ramblin’ Fever” in 1977. The title track off his 25th studio album of the same name, “Ramblin’ Fever” represents one of the last songs Haggard released before “retiring” in 1979.
It was one of the only songs Haggard wrote during that tumultuous time of his career. Of course, he since returned to country music in the 1981.
The song fits Flatt Lonesome’s style perfectly, so it makes sense they chose to perform it. Siblings Kelsi, Charli and Buddy Robertson comprise Flatt Lonesome, along with three family friends. And Kelsi Robertson just happened to marry banjo player Paul Harrigill in 2012. They perform together all across the South.