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

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.

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.