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“Turn On A Dime was released in late 2014 and clearly demonstrates they are the iconic band who pioneered and still shapes the modern bluegrass sound. “ Read more at Digital Rodeo
“No surprise, everything works like a finely tuned, well-oiled machine able to Turn on a Dime. Any LRB fan has to know only that it’s an LRB album. Satisfaction is guaranteed, even assumed. If you like bluegrass, disdaining anything the band does is not an option. These guys have the whole notion of modern ‘grass mastered.” Read the entire review at Rambles.net.
Excerpt: “If James Brown was the hardest working man in show business, LRB would have to be the hardest working band in the bluegrass business. I can’t recall the number of times I’ve seen that green tour bus, sitting at festivals I’ve attended across the country. With a tons of awards packed beside his Huber Banjos, bandleader Sammy Shelor continues to crank out albums and miles on the road. Turn on a Dime has this five-piece—with Brandon Rickman (guitar, lead and harmony vocals), Randy Jones (mandolin, lead and harmony vocals), Mike Hartgrove (fiddle), and Barry Reed (bass, harmony vocals) joining Shelor—bringing their signature smooth, steady rolling sound to the work of a wide variety of contemporary bluegrass songwriters.
The first single on the album “Her Love Won’t Turn on a Dime” sets the tone with a love song to that rarity in country music—a woman who is not hard on the wallet of the singer. Others unmistakably in the Shelor/LRB wheelhouse include “Gone and Set Me Free” (featuring sweet twin fiddling from Hartgrove), the bouncy “If the Moon Never Sees the Light of Day,” and the foot-tapping “Teardrop Express”
“Sammy Shelor is mesmerizing and precise as always on banjo, guitarist Brandon Rickman sings warm and effortless leads, Mike Hartgrove fiddles convincingly in both contemporary and traditional styles, Randy Jones provides engaging tenor range leads and mandolin solos, and Barry Reed matches each shift of style with appropriate bass lines.” – Bluegrass Unlimited
Read the full review at Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
“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.
“…….it’s a great way to get reacquainted with the LRB’s roots and hear some great vocals by Rickman and Jones, some fantastic harmony and some outstanding picking.” – Read Keith Lawrence’s entire review at Bluegrass Notes.
Includes Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee Russell Moore,
Banjo Performer of the Year Nominee Sammy Shelor,
Mandolin Performer of the Year Nominee, Wayne Benson and many more.
Rural Rhythm Records is extremely proud to announce “The All-Star Jam Live at Graves Mountain” has received four International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award nominations including ALBUM OF THE YEAR. This special event album includes the extraordinary talents of: Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Mark Newton, Carl Jackson, The Crowe Brothers, Lou Reid & Carolina, Carrie Hassler, and Brand New Strings. The album was produced by Mark Newton and recorded & mixed by Gene Daniell.
The historic project also picked up two nominations for RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR for the songs “Graves Mountain Memories” featuring Carl Jackson, Mark Newton, Audie Blaylock, Lou Reid, Russell Moore, Carrie Hassler, Sammy Shelor, Mike Hartgrove, Wayne Benson, Mike Anglin, and produced by Mark Newton and Carl Jackson; and “Lonesome River,” also received a nod with top notch performances by Lou Reid & Carolina featuring Russell Moore.
The fourth nomination is for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for the song “Goundspeed,” written by Earl Scruggs and performed by Sammy Shelor, Carl Jackson Brandon Rickman, Wayne Benson, Mike Hartgrove, Mike Anglin, and produced by Mark Newton and Carl Jackson.
A documentary on the “The All-Star Jam Live at Graves Mountain (Rural Rhythm Records’ 55th Anniversary Celebration)” will begin airing in October exclusively on BlueHighways TV. This special event was recorded last year during the Graves Mountain Festival of Music in Syria, Virginia and MC’d by popular Sirius XM radio host, Kyle Cantrell. While the label has already released numerous live performances from the event, they plan on releasing a full length DVD early 2012.
“The All-Star Jam Live at Graves Mountain” album reached as high as #10 the BILLBOARD Bluegrass Album Chart and numerous songs have charted on a variety of radio charts. Mark Newton, the album’s Producer and Production Coordinator said, “The All-Star Jam album recorded at Graves Mountain Festival of Music in Syria, Virginia last year represents the spirit of what Bluegrass Music is all about. I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to the Rural Rhythm family and staff, The Graves family and everyone involved that made this project become a reality. It’s like the last line in the verse of the song “Graves Mountain Memories” by our brother Carl Jackson says, “Where making friends and keeping people are the words that you live by” That’s what bluegrass music is all about.”
For more information on IBMA including the popular IBMA Awards show to be held at the Ryman Auditorium next month, please visit www.ibma.org
Album Promo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82M-BijWu7s
Single Promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4N2g71Gn8k
Words & Music Performances, Video 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8RJyX4faB8&feature=player_embedded
Words & Music Performances, Video 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9ZyNYwpi5E
“Longtime bluegrass favorites Lonesome River Band’s latest effort blends several significant moments into a single story line. The music drifting from an old RCA record player brings back home-grown memories on Record Time Machine, though nostalgia alone is not enough to keep a rambling, heartbroken musician in one place for long, as the catchy Goodbye Wheeling laments.” Read full review at Country Weekly Magazine
“The Lonesome River Band has really has put out a winner of a CD with “Still Learning”, from the stellar sound quality to the great singing and wonderful selection of songs. This is Bluegrass at it’s best, with fast songs, great playing, great high lonesome harmonies. This could be the best Bluegrass CD this year. From the first song “Record Time Machine” I knew I was in for a real treat. Could it be? This band has been together almost 30 years, yet they sound so fresh.” Jim Moulton -read the entire review at No Depression.