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Lonesome River Band

Lonesome River Band

Dec 3rd 2016 @ Muddy Creek Music Hall

Winston-Salem, NC
I Was There
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
3:00 PM
Muddy Creek Music Hall
5455 Bethania Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
14 RSVPs
$25 advance tickets/$30 at the door
TWO SHOWS: 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm


Doors open at 2:30 for advance ticket holders


All ages show





QUOTES


“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.” Rambles.net





“One of the hottest bluegrass acts in the world, Lonesome River Band.” McCreary County Record





“LRB has done what few bands have done, continuously reinvented itself through the years, staying both popular and relevant.” – Keith Lawrence, BLUEGRASS NOTES





“For three decades, the Lonesome River Band has been one of the top Bluegrass acts in the format. One of the reasons for that is that their sound has always continued to evolve. This collection is sterling proof of that. The songs are ones their fans are no doubt familiar with, but each of the songs have been re-cut to celebrate the band’s milestone.” – Chuck Dauphin, Music News Nashville





“It is remarkable, one of the best recordings that I have heard recently and


done in a very inspired fashion.” – Jim Moulton, CountryStarsOnline





“Lonesome River Band’s Chronology, Volume One is a mighty fine album! LRB are among my all-time faves and this celebration makes me more than happy!” – Remo Ricaldone, THE LONG JOURNEY (ITALY)





“If you haven’t heard this recording, I would recommend it highly, but I would also recommend that if you haven’t heard the original recordings by the LRB, that you should seek them out.” – BLUEGRASS TODAY





“Featuring four-time IBMA banjo player of the year Sammy Shelor and Brandon Rickman on guitar and lead vocals, Lonesome River Band creates modern bluegrass music that burns with passion and precision.” – Steve Stone, AUDIOPHILE





“While all the tracks are great – would I expect less? – The last two are my favorites. “Hobo Blues ” has a great instrumental opening, with a “new grass” mood set by the fiddle and banjo duet prominently out front. The album’s closer, “Angeline the Baker” is a traditional instrumental reel with the band giving the Irish tune a bluegrass feel. It’s only 28 minutes long but this EP satisfies nicely.” – Steve Ramm, ANYTHING PHONOGRAPHIC





“Keep ’em coming, fellas: we’ll look forward to more great stuff in years to come.” – SLIPCUE





“Excellent musicians all. If you’re a longtime LRB fan and have all their old albums this is still a good one to add to your collection since they are all cut again for this CD. If you don’t have the old versions, run out and get this one. It’s a good listen.”


LONESOME ROAD REVIEW





“Chronology, Volume One by the Lonesome River Band is full of perky rhythms, joyful whoops and glorious bluegrass sounds. The classic band is still discovering how much is possible.” – John Shelton Ivany jsitop21.com





“A stomping banjo-fiddle duet kicks off Angeline The Baker, a new recording that proves the band hasn’t finished making that distinctive sound.” BLUEGRASS MUSIC PROFILES





“Although routed in the tradition sound of artist including Flatt and Scruggs and Bill Monroe, LRB has always features a driving rhythm, tight vocal harmonies and arrangement, in addition to dynamic improvisations. Just listen to their treatment of Angeline the Baker, with Shelor, Jones and Hartgrove trading licks on this old time foot tapper.” HUDSON VALLEY BLUEGRASS





“Lonesome River Band, like Special Consensus, have been working for decades now and on this eight track album, the current configuration of the legendary bluegrass outfit takes on some of the band’s best, most well-known songs from the first decade of their career. Two more albums will be released throughout 2012 that will cover the second and third decades of their career as well. Listening to this album, Sammy Shelor and company deliver sterling performances on I’m Afraid To Love You Anymore, Hobo Blues and The Game Is Over (just to name a few).” Matt Bjorke, ROUGHSTOCK.com





QUOTES FOR “STILL LEARNING”





“Man, I love this! It’s a HIT!” – Kyle Cantrell – Sirius XM Radio





“FABULOUS! That’s a winner!” – Terry Herd – Bluegrass Radio Network





“On their latest album, the band delivers the same driving sound that has made them fan favorites.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine





“STILL LEARNING is the best album I have heard in ten years” – Bob Hayes – Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival (Canada)





“The instrumental work is impeccable throughout, and showed off to best effect on the sparkling ‘Pretty Little Girl’, a traditional instrumental arranged by Sammy Shelor, which closes the set.” ~ My Kind of Country





“Longevity in one’s career could be a double edged sword, but the Lonesome River Band has found a way to evolve with the times while always keeping their sound in tact and with the release of Still Learning you get another classic bluegrass album for your collection.” –


Today’s Country Magazine





“Shelor is the lynchpin. His right-handed precision infuses every song with a solid rhythmic pocket, and his laying is unique due in part to his ability to be ever-so slightly on top of the beat without speeding up.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine





“I harbor a seriously soft spot for banjo, and Sammy Shelor plays a mighty fine one, melodic, smooth, but constructed from whirlwinds and uber-kinetics when required.” ~ FAME





“The LRB 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 fist 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.” – CYBERGRASS





“It’s a shame music like this isn’t making it to the mainstream as much as it should. Certainly, on classic rock stations where Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, the Band, and the likes of Springsteen and Mellencamp are so easily found, you’d think this much rootsier sound would be a godsend. But that may itself be the problem. Were Lonesome River Band and ilk to show up in such venues, they just might start bleeding off sales of those other estimables, and we can’t have that……can we? Well, yes we can. That’s what competition means, and that’s what keeps everything alive and fresh. Think about it.” – FAME








AWARDS, NOMINATIONS and SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS


2015 – Nomination for IBMA Song of the Year for “Her Love Won’t Turn On A Dime” from the album Turn On A Dime


2015 – Nomination for IBMA Gospel Recorded Event of the Year for “Holding To The Right Hand” from the album Turn On A Dime


2015 – Nomination for IBMA Instrumental Recorded Event of the Year for “Cumberland Gap” from the album Turn On A Dime


2015 – Sammy Shelor Receives Nomination for IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year


2014 -AWARD – SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)


2013 – IBMA Nomination Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)


2013 – AWARD – Spirit Award for Song of the Year for “Perfume, Powder & Lead” presented by Strictly Country Magazine.


2012 – AWARD – IBMA for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for “Angeline The Baker” by Lonesome River Band (artist and producers) Rural Rhythm Records.


2012 – AWARD – IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year – Sammy Shelor


2012 – AWARD – Spirit Award’s Song of The Year Award for “Record Time Machine” presented by Strictly Country Magazine


2012 – SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Nomination – Sammy Shelor


2012 – Chronology, Volume One Names in Roots Music Bluegrass Reports Top 100 Albums of 2012


2011 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass award


2011 – IBMA Nomination Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)


2011 – IBMA Nomination Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year “Pretty Little Girl” from the album Still Learning (Lonesome River Band)


2011 – IBMA Nomination Instrument Recorded Performance of the Year “Groundspeed” from the album “The All-Star Jam – Live at Graves Mountain” (Sammy Shelor, Brandon Rickman, Mike Hartgrove)


2011 – IBMA Nomination – Album of the Year – “The All-Star Jam – Live at Graves Mountain” – includes: Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Carrie Hassler, Lou Reid and Carolina, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Brand New Strings, Carl Jackson, Mark Newton – Rural Rhythm Records


2011 – IBMA Nomination Recorded Event of the Year for the song “Graves Mountain Memories” from the album The All-Star Jam – Live at Graves Mountain – Rural Rhythm Records (Sammy Shelor, Mike Hartgrove)


2011 – Carolina Music Association Nomination for Bluegrass/Country/Americana Band of the Year (Lonesome River Band


2011 SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)


2011 – March – #1 Album, Still Learning – Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Album Chart


2010 – IBMA Nomination for Banjo Player of the Year (Sammy Shelor)


2010 – Sept-Oct – #1 Album, STILL LEARNING on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine’s Top 10 CD Chart


2009 – INDUCTION – Sammy Shelor inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame


2009 – IBMA Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)


2009 – IBMA Nomination for Instrumental Performance of the Year for “Struttin’ to Ferrum” from the album No Turning Back


2009 – IBMA Gospel Performance of the Year for “Darkness Wept” from the album No Turning Back


2009 – July-August – #1 Song “Them Blues” on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Song Chart


2009 – May-June-July – #1 Album, No Turning Back on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Album Chart


2009 – July – #1 Song, “Them Blues” – Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine Top 30 Hot Singles Chart


2009 – #1 Album, No Turning Back on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine’s Top 10 Album Chart


2008 – IBMA Showcase Artist


2006 – AWARD – IBMA Award for Album of the Year for Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (LRB along with a host of top bluegrass artists)


2006 – SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)


2005 – SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)


2005 – SPBGMA Nomination for Bluegrass Band of the Year


2005 – SPBGMA Nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year


2004 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award


2004 – SPBGMA Nomination for Bluegrass Band of the Year


2004 – SPBGMA Nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year


2003 – SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)


2003 – SPBGMA Nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year


2002 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award


2000 – AWARD – Lonesome River Band wins SPBGMA Bluegrass Band of the Year Award


2000 – AWARD – Lonesome River Band wins SPBGMA Song of the Year Award for “Am I A Fool”


1999 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins BLUEGRASS NOW MAGAZINE Fans Choice Banjo Player of the Year


1999 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award


1998 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award


1997 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award


1997 – AWARD – Lonesome River Band wins SPBGMA Album of the Year Award for “One Step Forward”


1996 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award


1995 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award


1992 – AWARD – Lonesome River Band wins IBMA Album of the Year Award for Carrying the Tradition – Rebel Records