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Lonesome River Band To Perform At Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest

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Lonesome River BandBristol, TN/VA -- Lonesome River Band will perform Saturday, March 28 at the 1st Annual Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest to be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Bristol, Virginia. The two day event take place March 27 and 28. Tickets are: Two-Day Early Bird Tickets $50; Gate: Friday $30, Saturday $35; Kids 12 and under free. Discounted hotel rates are available.

The Friday, March 27 line-up includes the talents of: Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Newton & Thomas, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Ralph Stanley II, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Darrell Webb Band, Randall Hibbits, The Kody Norris Show, and Tennessee Skyline.

Joining Lonesome River Band on Saturday, March 28 will be Blue Highway, Adkins & Loudermilk, Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers, Judy Marshall, Nathan Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, The Kody Norris Show, and the Bluegrass Kinsmen.

Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer and multi-award winning banjo picker, Sammy Shelor, has assembled a wealth of talent for Lonesome River Band that includes Brandon Rickman, Mike Hartgrove, Barry Reed, and Randy Jones; all performing the distinctive LRB sound that fans adore.

Lonesome River Band’s enduring career includes 17 albums, three of which were released in 2012 in celebration of the group’s 30th anniversary. The band has a multitude of awards and recognitions including numerous IBMA Awards for Album of the Year, Instrumental Recorded Event of the Year, and Sammy Shelor for his five Banjo Player of the Year Awards.

This stellar group has been seen on high-profile national TV shows like The Late Show with David Letterman where Sammy Shelor was honored with the 2nd Annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Award. They sat down to chat with Letterman and performed with special guest Steve Martin. Recently, Sammy Shelor recently returned to the show, performing with country superstar Alan Jackson.

Lonesome River Band is celebrating their current album, Turn On A Dime, released on Mountain Home Music Company. The first single from the album, "Her Love Won't Turn On A Dime" appeared in the #1 spot seven times on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Song Chart since its release. The album is available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Lonesome River Band and other retail sites.

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