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Album Review for Turn On A Dime by Country Standard Time

“From slow and sentimental to blazing fast and hard driving, Shelor and crew never disappoint their loyal followers.”  Read the entire review at Country Standard Time.

Album Review for Turn On A Dime by Bluegrass Today

logo-bluegrasstodayPerhaps the best way to describe Turn on a Dime, their new effort from Mountain Home Music Company, is that from start to finish, it’s a Lonesome River Band album – just what fans have come to expect from one of the most consistent hitmakers in bluegrass music.

album-LonesomeRiverBand-TurnDime-600wAmong the many standouts here is the catchy Her Love Won’t Turn on a Dime, a cheerful love song about a lady who could care less about flowers and candy. “Throw your wallet in the river,” Brandon Rickman advises, “cause her heart don’t see dollar signs.” Bonnie Brown flips that song on its head, sharing the misfortunes of a man who has fallen for a woman who, unfortunately, seems to only care about money and gifts. It’s an upbeat, toe-tapping traditional piece, with Rickman and mandolin player Randy Jones sharing lead vocal duties.

READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW AT BLUEGRASS TODAY

Band of Renown, Lonesome River Band, Chooses Asheville for CD Release Celebration

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2014-lonesome-river-band_SMALLFor more than three decades, Lonesome River Band has set a standard to which other Bluegrass groups aspire. The band lives up to that standard with their first original studio release in four years, Turn on a Dime, (Mountain Home Music Company).

Turn on a Dime showcases Lonesome River Band at the top of their creative game. The masterful players and vocalists of LRB combine with top notch material and thoughtful arrangement on the dynamic project that will be shared with an audience at the Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Saturday, November 1st in Asheville. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy one of acoustic music’s most beloved and enduring bands.

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 ~ 9:00 p.m.
Lonesome River Band in Asheville
CD Release Celebration for TURN ON A DIME
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
743 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
FOR RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION: (828) 575-2737 or info@isisasheville.com

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.

ABOUT LONESOME RIVER BAND
For over 30 years, Lonesome River Band has set the standard in the bluegrass music world as they tour extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Whether hitting the famous stage of the Grand Ole Opry or headlining major concert events and festivals, their loyal fans continue to praise them as one of the most loved and influential acts of our time, Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer and multi-award winning banjo picker, Sammy Shelor, has assembled a wealth of talent that includes Brandon Rickman, Mike Hartgrove, Barry Reed, and Randy Jones; all performing the distinctive LRB sound that fans adore.
Lonesome River Band’s enduring career includes 17 albums, three of which were released in 2012 in celebration of the group’s 30th anniversary. The band has a multitude of awards and recognitions including numerous IBMA Awards for Album of the Year, Instrumental Recorded Event of the Year, and Sammy Shelor for his five Banjo Player of the Year Awards.

The band has been seen on high-profile national TV shows like The Late Show with David Letterman. Sammy Shelor was honored with the 2nd Annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Award as they sat down to chat with Letterman. LRB also performed with special guest Steve Martin. Recently, Sammy Shelor returned to the show, performing with country superstar Alan Jackson.

Bluegrass on Main Street will bring music to the square

lonesome_river_band_sandlin_gaither_banner3cLonesome River Band has traveled all across the country, but Ohio is one of the members’ favorite places to stop. “Ohio has always been a great state for us” banjo player Sammy Shelor said. “There’s always been a great bluegrass following.” Members of the group are looking forward to coming to Newark on Saturday and performing at the first Bluegrass on Main Street festival, taking place just west of the Licking County Courthouse Square. “It’s going to be a high-energy show,” Shelor said. “We pick up on the energy of the crowd. The more energetic they are, the more energetic we are going to be.”
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LRB to Debut New album at IBMA World of Bluegrass

ibma-lrb-poster-dates2Lonesome River Band will debut their new album, Turn On a Dime from Mountain Home Music Company, this week at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. The band at their Pre-CD Release Party taking place Wednesday, October 1 at the Architect and Social House located at 108 ½ East Hargett St. beginning at 11:00 PM.

On Thursday, October 2, Lonesome River Band will appear at the Youth Council Band Drop In at the Raleigh Convention Center. The youth will have an opportunity to ask the band about their careers and also jam with Lonesome River Band. Founded in 2012, the IBMA Youth Council (YC) is comprised of dedicated youth active in the bluegrass community. “The goal is to get kids interested and involved in the bluegrass community,” says council chairperson Andy Rigney. The YC strives to provide an outlet and direction for an up-and-coming generation of bluegrass and roots musicians and budding industry professionals.

Fans can see Lonesome River Band on the main stage of the Red Hat Amphitheater, Friday, October 3 at 2:15 p.m. as part of the IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. On Saturday, October 4, the band will hold a Meet N’ Greet at the Red Hat Amphitheater at 4:00 pm. For information including tickets to the IBMA World of Bluegrass, please visit www.ibma.org.

Lonesome River Band is led by Sammy Shelor, a nominee for this year’s IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Award who is a 5-time Award winner in that category. He is joined by the outstanding talents of Brandon Rickman (guitar & lead vocals), Mike Hartgrove (Fiddle), Randy Jones (mandolin & lead vocals), and Barry Reed on Bass. Reed will participate in the IBMA Bass Workshop at 4:00 pm in the Convention Center at the Workshop Stage on Friday, October 3 at 4:00 p.m.

Lonesome River Band Set to Release New Album

album-LonesomeRiverBand-TurnDime-600wFor 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.

Track Listing:

1. Her Love Won’t Turn On a Dime
2. Gone and Set Me Free
3. Lila Mae
4. Don’t Shed No Tears
5. If the Moon Never Sees the Light of Day
6. Teardrop Express
7. Bonnie Brown
8. Every Head Bowed
9. Shelly’s Winter Love
10. Hurting With My Broken Heart
11. A Whole Lot of Nothing
12. Holding To the Right Hand
13. Cumberland Gap

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

Pre-Order physical copies on our Store page.

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Youth Council “Band Drop In” at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass

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Lonesome River Band is very excited to appear at the Youth Council “Band Drop In” at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST. This event will take place in the Raleigh, NC Convention Center in The Youth Council Room #203. During these Band Drop Ins, the youth (college age and younger) will have an opportunity to ask the artists about their careers and also jam with the band!

Founded in 2012, the IBMA Youth Council (YC) is comprised of dedicated youth active in the bluegrass community. “The goal is to get kids interested and involved in the bluegrass community,” says council chairperson Andy Rigney. The YC strives to provide an outlet and direction for an up-and-coming generation of bluegrass and roots musicians and budding industry professionals.

Pre-Order New Album by Lonesome River Band

Pre-order Lonesome River Band’s new album Turn On A Dime (Mountain Home Music) at at iTunes and Amazon

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Musicians Against Childhood Cancer – by Ted Lehmann

Sammy Shelor Photo by Ted Lehmann

Sammy Shelor Photo by Ted Lehmann

“The Lonesome River Band is a MACC regular, always bringing their brand of murder, love rejected, and lost souls to the mix. Many people yearn for the early days of LRB, but for us, this band is ours. They’re pretty much the band they were when we started in bluegrass, but banjo great and leader Sammy Shelor has continued to improve his personnel with each move. We’re always glad to see them and hear their brand.” Ted Lehmann – Read the entire article here.

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