• Sammy Shelor’s Corn Acoustics

    Last year around this time, we told you about Lonesome River Band banjo picker Sammy Shelor's side business when fall rolls around. He and his wife Sue plant a field of corn each spring, not to bring to market, but

  • New faces with Lonesome River Band

    Sammy Shelor let us know today that he has two new members with him in Lonesome River Band. To be precise, it's actually one new member, and one returning. Brandon Rickman is back with the band, playing guitar and singing lead,

  • New CD from Sammy Shelor and Linda Lay

    The newest release in the Crooked Road series from the Virginia Folklife program is just out. It is by Linda Lay, Sammy Shelor & Crooked Run, and entitled Taking The Crooked Road Home. Linda Lay grew up in Bristol, VA singing

  • Benefit Concert for Jody King

    In October of 2006 banjo player Jody King fell off a ladder and broke his pelvis. He was hospitalized and underwent surgery. One month later he was back in the hospital for two additional surgeries to treat infection. He continues

  • 3rd Annual St. Louis Flatpick in March

    Bull and Tammy Harman will again be hosting their weekend guitar and banjo workshop in 2007. St. Louis Flatpick will be held March 9-11, 2007 at Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel in St. Louis, MO. There will be two days of guitar

  • Sammy Shelor interview today

    Later this afternoon, you can catch an interview with Lonesome River Band's Sammy Shelor on WorldWideBluegrass.com. Sam will join WWB host Gracie Muldoon at 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Friday afternoon (9/8) for a chat, which will surely include their newest

  • Sammy Shelor’s Corn Acoustics Corn Maze

    We expect that readers of Bluegrass Today know Sammy Shelor as the award-winning banjo player and manager of Lonesome River Band. Some may be aware of his work with the state of Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, more commonly known as

  • Episode #40 – Sammy Shelor

    Episode #40 features an interview with banjo player and band leader Sammy Shelor. We've interviewed Sammy before, but felt like it was time for an update. Lonesome River Band has seen some band member changes, has a new CD out,

  • Huber Banjos launches Vintage Series

    Huber Banjos got its start in 1997 when Steve Huber introduced his Vintage Flathead banjo tone ring. Steve's earlier investigations had shown him that the alloys used in most modern banjo tone rings differed significantly from that which was used