New Lonesome River Band project due in July

The next CD from Lonesome River Band, The Road With No End, is scheduled for a July release on Mountain Home Records. Sammy Shelor mentioned yesterday that he has a few more banjo tracks to finish, and then they will be ready to start mixing. This will be the first release from the newly reconfigured LRB, with Shannon Slaughter on guitar, Barry Berrier on bass, and Jeff Parker still on mandolin. Guesting on the new CD will be Ron Stewart on fiddle, and Matt Leadbetter on dobro.

Sam said that he was really excited about the material on the new project, with new songs from Billy Smith, Jerry Salley, Shawn Camp, the Easter Brothers and band members Slaughter and Berrier among others. He also mentioned that pre-release sales will be available from the band’s web site, including digital downloads. Keep an eye on their site for more details over the next few weeks.

The LRB site is also reporting that Matt Leadbetter will be out with the band on dobro during the month of June. Matt is the 22 year old son of Wildfire dobroist Phil Leadbetter.

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