(NASHVILLE, TN) – With a track record of more than 30 years, Lonesome River Band is one of music’s most enduring and beloved bands. LRB has set a standard for Bluegrass and Acoustic bands and the band raises the bar once again with its first original studio release in four years, Turn on a Dime. The new release from Mountain Home Music Company is available tomorrow, Oct. 14.
Turn on a Dime showcases Lonesome River Band at the top of its creative game. When masterful players and vocalists combine with top notch material and thoughtful arrangement, the result is a dynamic release.
Led by five-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Player of the Year Sammy Shelor, the group holds a powerhouse line up of award-winning players including vocalist and songwriter Brandon Rickman on guitar, Mike Hartgrove on fiddle, Barry Reed on bass and Randy Jones on mandolin and vocals.
From the title track, “Her Love Won’t Turn On a Dime,” which offers a clever twist on a familiar phrase, to the jazz-influenced gospel track “Don’t Shed No Tears,” Turn on a Dime brings both excitement and nostalgia. Pulsing with drive and sentiment, the recording moves from the pocketed groove for which LRB is renowned to barn burning versions of ultra-traditional tunes like “Cumberland Gap.”
With Turn on a Dime, Lonesome River Band delivers the kind of album that earned the band its iconic status. This is a group that pioneered the modern bluegrass sound and with Turn on a Dime, LRB is still shaping that sound.