Rural Rhythm Records just released Lonesome River Band's new single “Close the Door Lightly When You Go” from their upcoming album, CHRONOLOGY, Volume One. The album is set for release February 28, 2012 and celebrates Lonesome River Band's 30th Anniversary. This retrospective collection includes 24 songs to be released in a series of three 8-song EPs - one for each decade of LRB's existence. The material will lean heavily on updated versions of many of the LRB’s most popular songs during each decade, reprised by the current LRB line-up. CHRONOLOGY, Volume One is now available for pre-orders on the band's website.
Lonesome River Band has been in the news with numerous events lately including their new Strictly Country Magazine Spirit Award for Song of the Year for "Record Time Machine" from their STILL LEARNING album, plus Sammy Shelor's 2012 SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year. Shelor was also a recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Award that included an appearance and performance (watch video) by Lonesome River Band and special guest Steve Martin on The Late Show with David Letterman last November.
Lonesome River Band includes the talents of: Sammy Shelor (banjo and harmony vocals); Brandon Rickman (guitar, lead & harmony vocals); Mike Hartgrove (fiddle); Barry Reed (bass and harmony vocals), and Randy Jones (mandolin, lead & harmony vocals). Please visit LonesomeRiverBand.com for more information.