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Lonesome River Band Signs with Mountain Home Music Company

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 … Continue reading

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Sammy Shelor Wins SPBGMA Banjo Player of the Year Award

Congratulations to Sammy Shelor who won the 2014 SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award.  For more information on SPBGMA, please visit

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Sammy Shelor on WMYN Radio

Tune in on the air on online at WMYN Radio Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM EST to talk about Lonesome River Band’s music, touring and more.

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Herald Dispatch: Lonesome River Band Returns to Mountaineer Opry House

Excerpt:It has been an interesting couple of years for the Lonesome River Band, who will appear at the Mountaineer Opry House in Milton on Saturday, Nov. 9. The group celebrated its 30th anniversary recently by releasing a series of three albums called “Chronology,” featuring re-recordings of the best songs from all periods of the Lonesome River Band’s existence. One cut, “Angeline the Baker,” won the … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everybody!  Thanks to Anthony Ladd for the photo! We hope to see you at these upcoming shows!Nov 1 – Fall Festival  – Dixieland RV Park, Waldo, FL Sat, Nov 2 – Brock Performing Arts Center, Mocksville, NC Sat, Nov 9 – Mountaineer Opry House, Milton, WV Fri, Nov 22 – Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, Gatlinburg, TN It’s great to see bluegrass music on … Continue reading

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Lonesome River Band To Headline Bluegrass Festival in Northern Ireland

Lonesome River Band, who is fresh off another performance at the Grand Ole Opry, will now head overseas and headline the 22nd Annual Bluegrass Music Festival in Omagh, Northern Ireland on August 31 and September 1, 2013. For more information on the festival including tickets, please visit Ulster American Folk Museum. Lonesome River Band’s recent performances are a testament to their tried and true entertaining … Continue reading

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Sammy Shelor to Perform with Alan Jackson at Station Inn

Sammy Shelor will perform at the Station Inn in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, August 27 with Alan Jackson to promote his new bluegrass album.  The show will be hosted by Eddie Stubbs and broadcast live on WSM 650AM, streamed live on and available via the free WSM mobile app. The show begins at 9:30 pm and doors open at 7:00 pm.

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Lonesome River Band Returns as Host of RUDY FEST

Lonesome River Band returns as the Host of RUDY FEST held at the Carter County Fairgrounds in Grayson, KY.  The event began today and runs through Saturday, June 22 with LRB taking the stage Friday and Saturday. This year’s festival will also feature The Bluegrass Album Band that includes the talents of Doyle Lawson, J. D. Crowe, Tony Rice, Bobby Hicks, Todd Phillips, and Josh … Continue reading

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Live Performance Review – Festival of the Bluegrass

Read the entire review here. “The headliner was a Festival regular, the Lonesome River Band, a group that last year came off a pretty heady anniversary of its own. But the quintet lineup that group leader and longstanding banjo titan Sammy Shelor showcased last night was as musically tight and adventurous as any in the LRB’s 31 year history.  It’s easy to place the spotlight … Continue reading

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Head Start to a Busy Summer Tour

Press Release – June 3, 2013  Lonesome River Band Gets Head Start on Busy Summer Tour “Stray Dogs and Alley Cats” Returns to Chart Lonesome River Band gets a head start on their busy summer tour with numerous June performances including this week’s CMA Music Festival in Nashville and returning as Host of the popular Rudy Fest in Grayson, Kentucky. Fans can see Lonesome River … Continue reading

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