Lonesome River Band lead singer slates solo debut
Thursday, May 7, 2009 – Lonesome River Band lead singer Brandon Rickman will release his debut disc in late June on Rural Rhythm Records. "Young Man, Old Soul" contains 12 songs produced by Rickman and Jimmy Metts. The first single is Always Have, Always Will," penned by Christ Stapleton of The SteelDrivers. Aaron McDaris helps out on banjo, Randy Kohrs play resophonic guitar and Terry Eldredge offers harmony vocals.
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Turn on a Dime
Sammy Shelor's banjo playing is just one facet of another great CD from the Lonesome River Band.
Shelor is one of the top banjo players on the circuit, and he always has a great band. Brandon Rickman plays guitar and sings half the leads. He also co-wrote three of the songs. "Lila Mae" and "Hurting With My Broken Heart" are love gone wrong songs while "If The Moon Never Sees the Light of Day" celebrates a good love affair. Mandolinist Randy Jones shares the »»»
No Turning Back
From their beginnings a quarter-century ago, the Lonesome River Band has been at the forefront of contemporary bluegrass as a band deftly able to mix the old and the new and were credited by many in the mid-'90s as being among the first to bring a "rock and roll attitude" to the genre with a "wall of sound" approach that attracted a young cult following. Banjo player Sammy Shelor, with the band since at least 1991, is the closest thing to an original member in the current »»»
The Road With No End
When Sammy Shelor's hammers the opening banjo kickoff, he leaves no doubt this is Lonesome River. Despite the years of being on "the road with no end," the band that achieved prominence with Shelor, Dan Tyminski and Tim Austin and has had a number of personnel change through the years, continues to maintain the characteristic LRB sound. The "River Band," as they are often known in bluegrass circles, continues to play with their straightforward sound with a progressive »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Gibson Brothers join "Brotherhood" in style
The idea of releasing "Brotherhood" by veteran bluegrass band The Gibson Brothers was a natural. The disc paid tribute to a long list of brother acts including the Everlys and lesser known acts like the York Brothers and the Four Brothers.
While the younger Gibson, Leigh, sure gave Eric a ton of grief throughout the show - all in jest, of... »»»
Concert Review: Moorer, Gauthier pull for each other
In their own right, Allison Moorer and Mary Gauthier did not really need the other because each is most capable of headlining.
But in one of those geniuses of booking, fans had the chance to see the two in a most enjoyable and alternative setting - a good, old-fashioned guitar pull.
That meant that the two were seated in comfortable chairs on... »»»
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