• Lonesome River Band reunion show at The MAC

    Don Rigsby hosted  a reunion of one of the classic Lonesome River Band lineups this past weekend at The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonburg, KY. The show featured Don, Ronnie Bowman, Sammy Shelor and Kenny Smith, who performed together as

  • Crooked Road tour in April

    The National Council for the Traditional Arts has announced another Music From The Crooked Road concert tour for 2010. The focus is on the traditional music and musicians of southwest Virginia, and to highlight The Crooked Road,Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. Concerts

  • LRB reunion show at The MAC

    Lonesome River Band is one of bluegrass music's longest running touring acts. They recently completed 28 years recording and performing under that name, serving as a proving ground for some of today's most celebrated bluegrass artists in the process. Adam Steffey,

  • Lonesome River Band in the studio

    Sammy Shelor tells us that Lonesome River Band is in the studio this week tracking material for a new CD on Rural Rhythm Records. They are cutting at Mountain Fever Studio in Riner, VA. "In the last two days we have

  • Blue Ridge All Stars in Asheville

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is a venerable institution in our part of the world. This scenic drive runs 469 miles, from Shenandoah National Park (south of Charlottesville, VA) to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina (southwest of

  • New Lonesome River Band CD

    I caught up with Lonesome River Band banjo picker Sammy Shelor today, and he filled me in on their next CD. Sam said that they have finished recording (14 tracks) and he will start mixing later this week. 13 tracks are

  • Sammy Shelor on WWB

    Also on Internet radio today is Uncle Billy Dunbar's interview with Sammy Shelor of Lonesome River Band on WorldWideBluegrass.com. Dunbar sat down with Sammy at the Nebraska Bluegrass Festival in Lincoln, NE and they discussed the band's fall schedule and