Lonesome River Band returns to Grayson, Kentucky this Friday, June 23 to host RudyFest at Carter County Fairgrounds. The band, who is now out on their 35th Anniversary tour, will also be celebrating their brand new album Mayhayley’s House (purchase here) releasing Friday on Mountain Home Music Co. LRB fans can purchase the album at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and LonesomeRiverBand.com.
RudyFest kicks off Wednesday, June 21 with performances by one of RudyFest’s fan-favorites, Dave Adkins Band, along with Josh Williams Band, Sideline, Billie Renee & Cumberland Gap, and Pactolus Pony Riders. On Thursday, June 22, the line-up includes: Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, The Grascals, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Volume Five, Sammy Adkins and The Sandy Hook Mt. Boys, and Jaylee Roberts Band.
The stellar line-up continues this weekend with Lonesome River Band, The Steeldrivers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Flatt Lonesome, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, and Turning Ground on Friday, June 23 and The Del McCoury Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Balsam Range, Hammertowne, and The Wooks on Saturday, June 24.
Lonesome River Band has two stellar lead vocalists, Brandon Rickman (guitar) and Jesse Smathers (mandolin), with the pro talents of Mike Hartgrove (fiddle), Barry Reed (bass), and banjo master Sammy Shelor. After this weekend, LRB’s 35th Anniversary tour continues with these summer dates:
- June 29 – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival , Conway, MO
- July 1 – Bon Aqua BluegrassFest, Bon Aqua, TN
- July 8 – Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival, Murfreesboro, TN
- July 9 – Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, Chillicothe, OH
- July 14 – Wayside Bluegrass Festival, Stuart, VA
- July 19 – Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, Lockbourne, OH
- Aug 2 – Pickin’ in the Parsons, Parsons, WV
- Aug 3 – Milan Bluegrass Festival, Milan, MI
- Aug 5 – Osborne Brothers Hometown Festival, Hyden, KY
- Aug 12 – Les Chateaux De Sable Des Iles, Magdalen Islands Canada
- Aug 18 – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, Gettysburg, PA