• Day 1 of the 40th Annual RockyGrass

    This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. This year’s RockyGrass sold out on February 27th, the earliest ever sellout for the festival by two months. For those lucky enough to get tickets, this year’s lineup is

  • Virginia Squires reunion in August

    A reunion of the influential 1980s bluegrass band, The Virginia Squires, has been scheduled for August 24 in Fredricksburg, VA. The all-day event, which will also include a golf outing, is a benefit for bluegrass veteran Mark Newton. We had reported

  • Sammy Shelor interview at ROMP

    Terry Herd took refuge yesterday afternoon in the Lonesome River Band bus during the afternoon heat at ROMP, and captured this interview with Sammy Shelor. Big Sam talked about the second volume of LRB's Anthology album, due July 2, which features

  • Bein’ Country from Acoustic Blue

    Acoustic Blue has released a new recording, Bein' Country, their fifth album over a ten year history. The band consists of Shaun Batho on guitar, Corey Zink on mandolin, Lary Neu on banjo and Ray Evans on bass. Vocals are shared

  • Help LRB pick the songs for their next CD

    Speaking of the enduring powerhouse, Lonesome River Band... As we have mentioned before, the band is celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2012 by releasing a trio of short-form albums throughout the year, each featuring reworked versions of their classic recordings. The

  • Big Lick Scruggs tribute video

    Here's video of the Earl Scruggs tribute held last weekend at the Big Lick Festival in North Carolina. We published some photos yesterday taken by Laura Tate Ridge, and now comes this  27-minute video of the stage presentation, hosted by Little Roy Lewis and

  • Sammy Shelor on Earl Scruggs

    These ruminations on the passing of Earl Scruggs are a contribution from Sammy Shelor, banjo player and band leader with Lonesome River Band, and a hugely influential contemporary 5 string stylist. Earl Scruggs influenced American music as much as any one

  • Lonesome River Band to Moonstruck Management

    Lonesome River Band has signed an exclusive representation and management agreement with Moonstruck Management. The company is a new venture between two successful pros in music and artist representation: Josh Trivett, who manages Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and Peter Keiser, who

  • Sammy Shelor on Lonesome Pine RFD

    Friday morning (2/24) will find Sammy Shelor of Lonesome River Band visiting Lonesome Pine RFD, airing on WFDU in the New York City metro market. Sam will join host Carol Beaugard at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) to talk about LRB's new 8 song CD,