The August 2006 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited is on its way to subscribers, with the new edition of Lonesome River Band on the front cover. The LRB article by Bill Conger is primarily about the recent personnel changes in the band, with bandleader Sammy Shelor describing the difficulties of managing a band – and also being a bus mechanic!
There is a nice feature on banjo picker Mike Scott, and one on fiddler Mike Tatar. Kate Buford contributes a lovely remembrance of Don Stover, with comments from several modern banjo pickers whose playing was influenced by Don’s. The National Bluegrass Survey saw a lot of movement, with four new songs and two new albums making the chart this month.
Some of these articles and features will be available on the BU web site on or about the issue’s publication date of August 1