Lonesome River Band announces new disc
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
– The Lonesome River Band will release its first original studio release in four years, "Turn on a
Dime," on Oct. 14 from Mountain Home Music Co.
Led by five-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Player of the Year Sammy Shelor, the group includes vocalist and songwriter Brandon Rickman on guitar, Mike Hartgrove on fiddle, Barry Reed on bass and Randy Jones on mandolin and vocals.
LRB's career includes 17 albums, 3 of which were released in 2012 in celebration of the group's 30th anniversary.
1. Her Love Won't Turn On a Dime
2. Gone and Set Me Free
3. Lila Mae
4. Don't Shed No Tears
5. If the Moon Never Sees the Light of Day
6. Teardrop Express
7. Bonnie Brown
8. Every Head Bowed
9. Shelly's Winter Love
10. Hurting With My Broken Heart
11. A Whole Lot of Nothing
12. Holding To the Right Hand
13. Cumberland Gap
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