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Lonesome River Band To Headline Northern Ireland Bluegrass Festival

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Lonesome River BandNashville, TN (August 22, 2013) – Lonesome River Band, fresh off another performance at the Grand Ole Opry last weekend, will now head overseas to headline the 22nd Annual Bluegrass Music Festival in Omagh, Northern Ireland on August 31 and September 1, 2013. For more information on the festival including tickets, please visit Ulster American Folk Museum.

Lonesome River Band's recent performances are a testament to their tried and true entertaining shows they continue to deliver to audiences around the world. The band includes the award-winning talents of Sammy Shelor who is considered one of the most influential banjo players of his generation. As announced last week, Shelor has received his 19th nomination as Banjo Performer of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association and is a previous 5-time winner of this award. The band includes two outstanding lead vocalists, Brandon Rickman on guitar and Randy Jones on mandolin, with the exceptional talents of fiddler Mike Hartgrove and bassist Barry Reed.

After Northern Ireland, Lonesome River Band will return to the U.S. and perform at the Bluegrass & Chili Festival in Claremore, OK (9/5); the WDVX World Class Bluegrass on the Market Square in Knoxville, TN (9/6); and the Pickin' in the Panhandle festival in Inwood, WV (9/7).

Sammy Shelor will perform at the Station Inn in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, August 27 with Alan Jackson to promote his new bluegrass album. The show will be hosted by Eddie Stubbs and broadcast live on WSM 650AM, streamed live on and available via the free WSM mobile app. The show begins at 9:30 pm and doors open at 7:00 pm.

For a complete tour schedule and more information on Lonesome River Band, please visit www.lonesomeriverband.comleft

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