2012 marks 30 years that Lonesome River Band has been making bluegrass music together. The band’s 2010 album Still Learning made Bluegrass Music Profile‘s top 10 list, while its 2008 album No Turning Back hit number one on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine‘s top 15 album chart. The band is currently comprised of Sammy Shelor on banjo, Brandon Rickman on vocals and guitar, Mike Hartgrove on fiddle, Barry Read on bass, and Randy Jones on vocals and mandolin. Shelor recently received fellow musician/actor Steve Martin’s award for excellence in bluegrass and banjo, which was presented to him on The Late Show with David Lettermen, prior to a collaborative performance by Lonesome River Band with Steve Martin on banjo.
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