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Singer/Songwriter Brandon Rickman Coming to Western North Carolina and East Tennessee

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Brandon RickmanNashville, TN -- In addition to his performances as the lead singer and guitarist with the Lonesome River Band, Brandon Rickman will coming to the area as a solo artist performing at Jack of Hearts Pub in Weaverville, North Carolina and with JD Crowe and the New South in Jonesborough, Tennessee. He appears in Weaverille on February 24th and Jonesborough on February 25th.

Brandon Rickman hails from the farming community of Purdy, Missouri. A product of a musical family, Rickman grew up playing guitar though he picked up the upright bass just hours before playing his first show as a member of the esteemed bluegrass gospel group, New Tradition. Prior to joining the Lonesome River Band, he spent 2001 appearing with award-winning bluegrass singer and songwriter Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time. These great musical experiences have provided Rickman with a wide range of material. The songs he will perform in his solo shows will draw heavily on his original material ranging from lighthearted songs like "I Bought Her a Dog" to powerful gospel and deep and soulful cover tunes like "Rain and Snow".

The show in Weaverville will feature Jubal's Kin, an acclaimed acoustic group that will also perform at Merle Fest later this year. Tickets are $5 at the door. The Jonesborough show is the first night of the 2012 Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series. Rickman will appear as a solo artist along with JD Crowe and the New South and Cane Creek Band. Tickets for the show are on sale now for $20. Additional details will soon be available at www.BrandonRickman.com

In 2009 Rural Rhythm Records released Brandon's solo album, YOUNG MAN, OLD SOUL. This successful album appeared in WNCW Radio's Top 50 CDs of the Year (2010) and received numerous other honors. Two singles, "Always Have Always Will" and "I Bought Her a Dog" appeared on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Song chart; and the track, "Wearin Her Knees Out Over Me" won the Strictly Country Magazine's Song of the Year in 2010.

"I'm excited about the upcoming solo tour and visiting East Tennessee and the Asheville area. I'm also looking forward to the work I'll be doing with the Lonesome River Band in 2012. 2012 is going to be a great year and I look forward to kicking it off officially with these shows!".

Additional details on Brandon Rickman are available at www.BrandonRickman.com or www.MountainMusicEntertainment.com

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