Lonesome River Band: Press Releases

Lonesome River Band is Bridging the Tradition

Lonesome River Band had been established for nearly a decade when the band released its landmark album, Carrying the Tradition, in 1991. The critically acclaimed project ushered in a new era for Bluegrass by acknowledging tradition while introducing new elements that expanded the genre.

Now, 25 years later, this award-winning band is again set to build on the familiar while adding bold progressiveness to its legend with, Bridging the Tradition (Mountain Home Music Company), which is releasing worldwide on March 18, 2016 and available for pre-order now at iTunes, Amazon, and 7digital.

The new album contains the familiar LRB groove but offers Grass versions of Country songs. The band covers the popular Waylon Jennings hit, “Rose In Paradise,” making the tune all its own. A progressive and spooky rendition of the Old Time ballad, “Boats Up The River,” is rendered with the familiar sound that LRB has perfected over the past quarter century, as is the working class anthem, “Real People.”

Driving, in-the-pocket power Bluegrass is here as well. The Carter Stanley classic, “Rock Bottom,” lives alongside the commanding, “Swinging Bridge.” Both are examples of the finest Traditional Bluegrass being recorded today.

Bridging the Tradition is both familiar and progressive, with each track receiving just the right treatment. Some arrangements include the addition of masterful session drummer, Tony Creasman, who adds percussion in the most tasteful way to complement the rhythmic pulse that is a hallmark of the LRB sound.

“This album is different than anything we’ve ever done,” says multi-award winning banjo player, Sammy Shelor. “The songs are ones that we are really personally interested in doing. What we came up with has once again helped to recreate our sound. All the while, we are being true to ourselves as musicians.”

Lonesome River Band is continuing to evolve in the ever-changing landscape of Bluegrass and Acoustic Country music. With Bridging the Tradition, the band once again delivers incredible, ground-breaking music that is rooted in the tradition it began decades ago.

Lonesome River Band Releases New Album: Turn on a Dime Available Oct. 14

(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.

Lonesome River Band Releases New Album: Turn on a Dime Available Oct. 14th

LonesomeRiverBandTurnDimeBigCovNASHVILLE, TN – For more than three decades, Lonesome River Band has set a standard that other Bluegrass groups have aspired towards. They have returned to live up to that standard with their first original studio release in four years, Turn on a Dime, from Mountain Home Music Company.

Turn on a Dime showcases Lonesome River Band at the top of their 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 made them an iconic band who pioneered and still shapes the modern bluegrass sound.

To Pre-Order Turn On a Dime: iTunes or AmazonMP3.

Lonesome River Band Signs With Mountain Home

ARDEN, NC (April 3, 2014): Carrying the tradition into 2014, Bluegrass powerhouse The Lonesome River Band has just signed an exclusive recording agreement with North Carolina-based label Mountain Home Music Company.

The band’s multi-award-winning banjo player Sammy Shelor comments: “Lonesome River Band is very excited about the opportunity to be a part of The Mountain Home/Crossroads Music Family. We look forward to recording this next project and having the support of such a great team. Thanks to Mickey Gamble and the rest of the team for making this a reality.”

The Lonesome River Band is a staple in Bluegrass and has remained a headlining act at major Bluegrass and Roots Music festivals for years. They continue their heavy presence as a sought-after live band as they begin work on this new album.

Mountain Home, based in Arden, NC, near Asheville, is home to some of the top bands in Bluegrass including Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, The Boxcars, Balsam Range, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, The Grascals, and more.

The group begins recording in April with the new release planned for this summer.

lrb

CAPTION: From left to right: Standing: Daniel Mount (Mountain Home); Josh Trivett (Moonstruck Management); Ty Gilpin (Director of Marketing for Mountain Home): Tim Surrett (Producer for Mountain Home); Scott Wagner, (V.P. of Sales for Mountain Home). Seated: Mickey Gamble, (A&R for Mountain Home); Sammy Shelor (Lonesome River Band).

LINK TO HIGH-RESOLUTION SIGNING PICTURE: http://mountainhomemusiccompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/lrb.jpg