Tag: Sammy Shelor

20 Questions with Katy Daley – Sammy Shelor

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

With this post we introduce a new feature, which will appear sporadically at Bluegrass Today. The column may be new, but you all know the contributor, Katy Daley, a familiar voice from the Katy Daley Show each weekday morning at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. As the situation […]


Rock royalty at The Station Inn

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Aerosmith’s legendary lead singer Steve Tyler made it known that he was moving to Nashville to get involved in country music, there were a lot of doubters. “What does this rocker know about country music?” and “It’s just a publicity stunt,” were heard loud and […]


Sammy Shelor gets key to the City of Martinsville

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sammy Shelor, banjoist extraordinaire and leader of the indomitable Lonesome River Band, was surprised last week when he was presented with the Key to the City of Martinsville, VA. Shelor was performing with some buddies of his at Mtn’ Jax Restaurant & Pub in Martinsville, […]


2015 Scott Street Five String Finals

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Virginia was a busy place for bluegrass pickers this past weekend. In addition to the Virginia Bluegrass Band Championship in Chesterfield, the first annual Scott Street Five String Finals were held during the Richmond Folk Festival. This new competition is especially for younger banjo players, held in memory […]


Sammy and Mike honor Steve Martin

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sammy Shelor and Mike Hartgrove of Lonesome River Band were invited to perform at last night’s gala honoring Steve Martin with the 43rd American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. They were featured onstage with comedian/actor Martin Short singing the song, Friend Of Mine. While Steve was aware of most […]


Sammy Shelor speaks

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

We had posted back in January about Bud Bennett, the Appalachian Music Specialist at Radford University’s McConnell Library, and his series of videos with banjo legend Butch Robins, who lives near Radford. Butch spoke at length about his life and music, and his time with Bill Monroe. It’s […]


Sammy Shelor with Zac Brown Band

| June 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

This past Sunday (June 22), Sammy Shelor performed with the Zac Brown Band in Bristow, VA. Brown and his eclectic country band have been known to favor bluegrass music and acoustic artists, and his former bass player and current guitarist, John Driskell Hopkins, has a […]


Rogers and Larrance recreate Foggy Mountain Banjo

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… A pianist and a drummer walk into the studio to record an updated version of Foggy Mountain Banjo. But this one’s no joke. Tyson Rogers and Bryon Larrance are celebrating how the five string has been a thread in […]


Lonesome River Band to Mountain Home

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mountain Home Music Company, a division of Crossroads Entertainment, has announced the signing of bluegrass powerhouse Lonesome River Band. The band is expected to start on a new album this month, with plans for a release this summer. Sammy Shelor with LRB says that he […]


Photos from California Banjo Extravaganza

| November 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Bill Evans has shared some photos from his recent California Banjo Extravaganza. For the second year in a row, he brought a pair of prominent banjo pickers out west for a weekend of shows and workshops in northern California. This year it was Sammy Shelor and Tony […]