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Feb 3rd 2017 @ Old Rock School Auditorium

Valdese, NC
I Was There
Friday, February 3rd, 2017
8:00 PM
Old Rock School Auditorium
400 Main St. West, Valdese, NC 28690
Bluegrass at the Rock presents Lonesome River Band February 3, 2017 at 7:30pm
Lonesome River Band continues their reputation as one of the most respected names in bluegrassmusic. Led by five-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Player of the Yearand Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer Sammy Shelor, the group holds a powerhouse line up ofaward-winning players including vocalist and songwriter Brandon Rickman on guitar, Mike Hartgroveon fiddle, Barry Reed on bass and Randy Jones on mandolin and vocals.The band is celebrating their Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Album, Turn On A Dime released onMountain Home Music Company. The album certainly showcases Lonesome River Band at the top oftheir creative game. When masterful players and vocalists combine with top notch material andthoughtful arrangement, the result is a dynamic release. This long awaited project includes numerouschart songs including the hit “Her Love Won’t Turn On A Dime” that reached the #1 spot seven timeson the Bluegrass Today Top 20.Lonesome River Band’s enduring career includes 17 albums, three of which were released in 2012 incelebration of the group’s 30th anniversary. The band received the 2012 International Bluegrass MusicAssociation (IBMA) Award for Instrumental Recorded Event of the Year for their song “Angeline theBaker” from their CHRONOLOGY Volume One album along with Sammy Shelor taking home his fifthwin as the 2012 IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year. Lonesome River Band has received other awardsfrom IBMA including Album of the Year, along with numerous awards from SPBGMA includingbeing named Bluegrass Band of Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year and Shelor as BanjoPlayer of the Year.Sammy Shelor received the 2nd Annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Inhonor of this award, Lonesome River Band with special guest Steve Martin made an appearance andperformed on the Late Show with David Letterman on November 11, 2011.For over 30 years, Lonesome River Band continues set the standard in the bluegrass music world.Whether performing on the famous stage of the Grand Ole Opry or headlining major concert events &festivals, their loyal fans continue to support one of the most loved and most influential acts of ourtime.