Lonesome River Band
to the Ford Amphitheatre
Sunday, August 12th, 2012, 8PM
Advance Discount Tickets on Sale Now!
The Lonesome River Band continues their reputation as one of the most respected names in bluegrass music. Longtime band member and award-winning banjo picker, Sammy Shelor has put together a wealth of talent that includes: Brandon Rickman (lead vocals and rhythm guitar); Mike Hartgrove (fiddle); Barry Reed (bass); and newest member, Randy Jones (mandolin and vocals) all performing the distinctive LRB sound fans love.
Rural Rhythm Records released the band’s new album June 13, 2010 titled STILL LEARNING. The album has hit numerous album charts including Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s (BU) Top 15, Bluegrass Music Profiles (BMP) Top 10, Cashbox Magazine’s Top 20, plus many more. The first single, “Record Time Machine” along with “Jack Up the Jail” and other tracks are appearing on numerous single charts including Bluegrass Unlimited’s Top 30 Song chart.
The band’s 2008 album, NO TURNING BACK (the first CD on the Rural Rhythm label and their 12th career album) received rave reviews, #1 album and multiple #1 singles. The album made its debut received incredible chart success including: debuting at #11 on Billboard’s™ Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart; hitting #1 on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Album Chart where it remained for an impressive three months (May, June and July 2009); and the single, “Them Blues” reaching number #1 on both the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Singles chart (July and August 2009) and the Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Singles (July 2009). Just those two publications alone – LRB garnered SEVEN #1s in 2009! The album also hit #1 spot on numerous other charts including Cashbox Magazine’s Top 25 Albums.
Lonesome River Band’s long career is obviously filled with a multitude of Awards and Recognitions including the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) honoring the group with multiple awards for Album of the Year and topping it off with an amazing four-time award wins for Shelor as IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year. The group has also received recognition by SPBGMA for numerous Bluegrass Band of Year wins, Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year and Shelor as Banjo Player of the Year. In 2010, Shelor again was nominated the IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year award. The previous year, the band received numerous recognitions including: nomination for the 2009 Instrumental Performance of the Year (Struttin to Ferrum); 2009 nomination for Gospel Performance of the Year (Darkness Wept); and Sammy Shelor’s 2009 nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year. LRB opened the 2009 IBMA Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium with a tremendous and extremely well received performance. In 2008, they were chosen as an IBMA Showcase Artist and the band regularly performs at the popular IBMA Fan Fest at the yearly convention. LRB was also included in another album released in 2010 – THE ALL-STAR JAM – LIVE AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN album (Rural Rhythm Records). The album was recorded in June 2010 during the Graves Mountain Festival ofMusic in celebration of Rural Rhythm’s 55th Anniversary. Also included in the album were fellow label-mates, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Lou Reid and Carolina, Carrie Hassler, Brand New Strings and the Crowe Brothers.
Lonesome Otis is an established bluegrass band based in Southern California. LO is a combination of new and experienced talent and with its ability to provide clean instrumentals and harmonies, is guaranteed to satisfy even the most critical of bluegrass music aficionados.
LO is a dedicated band that specializes in hard-driving, classic bluegrass but also has an appreciation for a slightly more contemporary feel as well. Their set lists include traditional, gospel, contemporary, and original songs written by the band members themselves.
What Folks Are Saying . . .
"Lonesome Otis is a perfect example of a band that plays great music not just by having excellent musicians, but by playing extremely well together as a band. They were easily one of the best bands in our festival."
Ken Frankel - San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival
"Lonesome Otis did a great job at our Logandale, NV festival. Everybody loved their music. We look forward to having them back again next year!"
Al Bess - President - Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society
"It was great working with you and our crowds raved about your professional performance. We hope we are fortunate enough to have you with us in future festivals."
Kate Barrington - Heritage Festivals
"The group "Lonesome Otis" from Southern California gave a beautiful performance of the song "Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer"."
Catherine Ellerton - Moapa Valley Progress
At the Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East,
Hollywood CA 90068
$25 Advance purchase
$30 night of the show
20% discount for BASC members and groups.
Tickets on Sale Now!
Phone: (323) 461-3673
At all BASC events,
and West Valley Music Center
24424 Vanowen St.,Westt Hills, Ca.91307, Phone: 818-992-4176
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