Tyrone, PA -- The Lonesome River Band will perform at the COJO Campout Benefiting the Hunters for Sharing Harvest Program on July 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm. The concert will take place at the Bald Eagle Campsite located at 7015 Tyrone Pike, Tyrone, PA. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. More information can be found at www.baldeaglecampsite.com
The Hunters Sharing The Harvest (HSH) is Pennsylvania’s charitable venison donation program for hunters who share their extra venison via a statewide network of participating butchers to Food Banks across Pennsylvania. HSH participating butchers, who are paid for their services through monetary donations, coordinate the meat deliveries and work with local food banks. The food banks redistribute the venison to more than 4,000 local food assistance provider organizations such as food pantries, missions, homeless shelters, Salvation Army facilities and churches, as well as needy families. HSH provides an excess of 750,000 meals annually to help feed the hungry.
Lonesome River Band is celebrating their 30th anniversary with three 2012 album releases, Chronology Volumes One - Three on Nashville’s Rural Rhythm Records. They have garnered numerous #1 albums throughout their impressive career and continue to be one of the most popular bluegrass touring artists. Lonesome River Band is led by Virginia Country Music Hall of famer, Sammy Shelor, who is a four-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Performer of the Year award winner. He is joined by Brandon Rickman (lead & harmony vocals, guitar), Randy Jones (lead & harmony vocals, mandolin); Mike Hartgrove (fiddle); and Barry Reed (harmony vocals, bass).
Last November, the Lonesome River Band with special guest, Steve Martin performed on The Late Show with David Letterman in celebration of Sammy Shelor’s award for The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Martin and Shelor sat down with the late night host who proudly displayed the award followed by an incredible performance by the band along with Martin and Shelor both on banjo.
For more information on the Lonesome River Band, please visit www.LonesomeRiverBand.com