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 Band live at the following shows this month and visit LonesomeRiverBand.com for a complete tour schedule:
June 6 – Festival of the Bluegrass – Lexington, KY
June 7 – Blacksburg, VA
June 8 – Niswonger Performing Arts Center – Greeneville, TN
June 9 – CMA Music Festival – Nashville, TN
June 10 – Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, Bean Blossom, IN
June 14 – Shenandoah River Music Festival – Berryville, VA
June 15 – Rockahock Bluegrass Festival – Lanexa, VA
June 19 – 33rd Annual Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival – Summersville, WV June 21 – Rudy Fest Hosted by Lonesome River Band – Grayson KY
June 22 – Rudy Fest Hosted by Lonesome River Band – Grayson, KY
June 28 – Jenny Brook Family Bluegrass Festival – Tunbridge, VT
June 29 – Cure The Coast Concert – Saint-Anne-De-Kent, New Brunswick, CAN
Fresh off their 30th Anniversary celebration, the band continues with radio airplay and sales for their three albums, Chronology Volumes One – Three on Rural Rhythm Records. Numerous songs from all three albums have hit a variety of radio charts including “Stray Dogs and Alley Cats” from Chronology, Volume Three currently appearing at #9 on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Chart. Another fan favorite, “Perfume, Powder & Lead” from Chronology, Volume Two recently received the 2013 Spirit Award for Song of the Year presented by Strictly Country Magazine and “Angeline The Baker” from Chronology Volume One won the 2012 IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year Award.
Lonesome River Band also appears on the album, “God Didn’t Choose Sides” Civil War True Stories About Real People” performing “The Legend of Jennie Wade.” The album includes a variety of artists including Russell Moore, Carrie Hassler, Marty Raybon, Dave Adkins, Steve Gulley, Brad Gulley and many more.
Reigning IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Award Winner, Sammy Shelor (Banjo, Harmony Vocals) is joined by Brandon Rickman (Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals), Mike Hartgrove (Fiddle), Barry Reed (Bass, Harmony Vocals), and Randy Jones (Mandolin, Lead & Harmony Vocals). For more information on the Lonesome River Band, please visit LonesomeRiverBand.com, youtube, Facebook or follow them on Twitter.