Nashville, TN -- One of bluegrass music’s favorite groups, Lonesome River Band debuted songs from their Chronology Volume Two album last weekend in front of 10,000 attendees of the popular RudyFest Festival in Kentucky. The album officially releases next Tuesday, July 3, 2012 on Rural Rhythm Records and is the second of three 8 song EPS releasing this year commemorating Lonesome River Band’s 30th anniversary.
The new single release, "I Barely Beat The Daylight In" from Chronology, Volume Two comes right on the heels of their current chart single, “Close the Door Lightly When You Go” from Chronology, Volume One. That song is continuing to climb the charts including appearing on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Airplay Chart, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine's Top 30 Songs, Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Hot Singles, SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction Most Played Tracks and many more.
Lonesome River Band includes the talents of Brandon Rickman (Guitar and Lead & Harmonoy Vocals); Mike Hargrove (fiddle); Barry Reed (Upright Bass and Harmony Vocals); Randy Jones (Mandolin and Lead & Harmony Vocals), and led by Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer and multi-award winning IBMA Banjo Player of the Year winner, Sammy Shelor. Last November, Shelor earned yet another award for his talents when he and the band appeared with special guest, Steve Martin on The Late Show with David Letterman where he was presented The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass followed by a performance with Lonesome River Band and Steve Martin.
Lonesome River Band has numerous other albums on the label including Still Learning and No Turning Back, and also part of three others including the recently released Life Goes On by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN, A Bill Monroe 100th Year Celebration - Life at Bean Blossom, produced by Sammy Shelor; plus The All-Star Jam - Live at Graves Mountain that received four 2010 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)award nominations including one for Album of the Year.