Lonesome River Band Heads West

Article Contributed by Hope River Ent… | Published on Monday, February 18, 2013

Lonesome River Band heads west this weekend with performances in California and Arizona over the next several weeks. Their first show of the tour will be held at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, CA this Friday followed by “A Night at the Grange” concert in Morgan Hill, CA on Saturday. The band will be live in the studio with ‘Sleepy John” on KPIG Radio 107.5 FM on Sunday before traveling to Durham, CA for a concert Tuesday, February 26.On Thursday, February 28, LONESOME RIVER BAND returns to the Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne, CA followed a performance at Boulevard Music in Culver City, CA on March 1. On March 2 and 3, fans can see the band perform in Lake Havasu City, AZ at the Bluegrass on the Beach Festival. For more details and ticket information for each event, please visit LonesomeRiverBand.com.Rural Rhythm Records recently released CHRONOLOGY VOLUMES ONE – THREE album series celebrating LONESOME RIVER BAND’S 30th Anniversary. The band also has a song, “The Legend of Jennie Wade” on the new brand album, “God Didn’t Choose Sides: Civil War True Stories About Real People.” LONESOME RIVER BAND received several 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association awards including the IBMA “Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year” Award for their song “Angeline the Baker” and band leader, Sammy Shelor won his fifth award as the IBMA Banjo Player of the Year.  Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer, Shelor is also a previous winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.Fans will want to check out this month’s debut issue of the new music magazine, LargoUmbra, where LONESOME RIVER BAND credits their loyal fans with their continued success. “I am constantly amazed and humbled by the support of the LRB fans. Not only have new fans jumped on board, but we’ve had people supporting us for thirty years. We are truly grateful and extremely appreciative,” said Shelor in the interview.LONESOME RIVER BAND includes the incredible talents of Sammy Shelor (Banjo, Harmony Vocals); Brandon Rickman (Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Mike Hartgrove (Fiddle); Barry Reed (Bass, Harmony Vocals); and Randy Jones (Mandolin, Lead & Harmony Vocals). For more information on the Lonesome River Band, please visit LonesomeRiverBand.com, Facebook or follow them on Twitter.