Lonesome River Band releases "Heyday" music video

Article Contributed by Mountain Home … | Published on Thursday, August 18, 2022

Lonesome River Band has released a music video for "Heyday," the title track from their latest album, after a premiere by Bluegrass Today.

“Heyday,” the band's current radio single, is a wistful reminiscence cast in the voice of a small town that’s “still sleepy but…still alive.” It features new member Adam Miller (mandolin) on lead and subtle, sympathetic solos from fiddler Mike Hartgrove and guitarist Jesse Smathers.

“When we received this song from Barry and Will Hutchens, the visual aspect of the story jumped right out at me," says bandleader and banjoist Sammy Shelor. "When it became the title cut of our album, we started searching for the perfect town that had all the right places. Cherryville, North Carolina was that place, and we had a blast visiting with the locals and seeing their beautiful town."

"We don’t like what has happened to our small towns," Shelor continues, "and maybe this is our little contribution to helping the renovation, and bringing light to these forgotten places. We love Small Town America!”

"Heyday" follows the band's single "Mary Ann Is A Pistol," which topped the Bluegrass Today charts and set the tone for the album as a set of songs that serves both to introduce new members and to extend the group’s influential legacy even further.

Watch the video for "Heyday" above and stream it and the rest of the album HERE.

About Lonesome River Band
Since its formation decades ago, Lonesome River Band continues its reputation as one of the most respected names in Bluegrass music. Five-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Player of the Year, and winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, Sammy Shelor leads the group that is constantly breaking new ground in acoustic music. With stellar lead vocalists and impressive instrumental talents, the band seamlessly comes together, performing the trademark sound that fans continue to embrace.