Lonesome River Band at Bean Blossom

Here’s another video from last week’s Bean Blossom festival in Indiana, shot by the good folks at Rural Rhythm Records. They had a crew on hand documenting the live audio recording for an upcoming Bill Monroe Tribute project, due later this year.

This time it’s Lonesome River Band, performing Record Time Machine from their Still Learning CD.


Good to see that Sammy’s still got that chicken neck working!

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • Nice job on the song! Hey, John, I like Sammy’s “chicken neck” moves. It is a refreshing change from some banjoists (we seem to be the most guilty) who act like we are in a coma when we play, except for some limited motion of our hands.

    It is an interesting topic of itself: Do we want to perform giving the audience the impression that we are actually enjoying what we are doing? Or are we “too cool to move” and perform our music acting so detached that it might encourage folks to put a mirror under our noses to see whether or not we are still breathing? I suggest there needs to be balance and while I don’t encourage jumping around the stage smashing things with our instruments (I know I don’t want to smash my banjo just to show some enthusiasm), but I thing those watching need to see some action – and Sammy supplies it! You keep it up, Sammy

  • Great Job Guys! Keep bobbin’! 🙂