Bridging The Tradition A Groundbreaking New Release from Lonesome River Band

Bridging The Tradition
A Groundbreaking New Release from Lonesome River Band
(3/19/16 – Mountain Home Music Company)
Tenn. (January 27, 2016) — Lonesome River Band had been established
for nearly a decade when the band released its landmark album, Carrying the Tradition,
in 1991. The critically acclaimed project ushered in a new era for
Bluegrass by acknowledging tradition while introducing new elements that
expanded the genre.
25 years later, this award-winning band is again set to build on the
familiar while adding bold progressiveness to its legend with this
latest release, Bridging the Tradition (Mountain Home Music Company).
new album contains the familiar LRB groove but offers Grass versions of
Country songs. The band covers the popular Waylon Jennings hit, “Rose In Paradise,” making the tune all its own. A progressive and spooky rendition of the Old Time ballad, “Boats Up The River,” is rendered with the familiar sound that LRB has perfected over the past quarter century, as is the working class anthem, “Real People.”
Driving, in-the-pocket power Bluegrass is here as well. The Carter Stanley classic, “Rock Bottom,” lives alongside the commanding, “Swinging Bridge.” Both are examples of the finest Traditional Bluegrass being recorded today.
Bridging the Tradition
is both familiar and progressive, with each track receiving just the
right treatment. Some arrangements include the addition of masterful
session drummer, Tony Creasman, who adds percussion in the most tasteful
way to complement the rhythmic pulse that is a hallmark of the LRB
“This album is different than anything we’ve ever done,” says multi-award winning banjo player, Sammy Shelor.
“The songs are ones that we are really personally interested in doing.
What we came up with has once again helped to recreate our sound. All
the while, we are being true to ourselves as musicians.”
Lonesome River Band is continuing to evolve in the ever-changing landscape of Bluegrass and Acoustic Country music. With Bridging the Tradition, the band once again delivers incredible, ground-breaking music that is rooted in the tradition it began decades ago.
its formation 34 years ago, Lonesome River Band continues its
reputation as one of the most respected names in Bluegrass music.
Five-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Player
of the Year, and winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in
Banjo and Bluegrass, Sammy Shelor leads the group that is constantly
breaking new ground in Acoustic music. With two stellar lead vocalists,
Brandon Rickman (guitar) and newest member Jesse Smathers (mandolin),
and the impressive talents of Mike Hartgrove (fiddle) and Barry Reed
(bass), the band seamlessly comes together, performing the trademark
sound that fans continue to embrace.
Anything To Make Her Mine
Rocking Of The Cradle
Boats Up The River
Rock Bottom
Rose In Paradise
Showing My Age
Old Swinging Bridge
Mirrors Never Lie
Thunder And Lightning
Waiting On My Heart To Break
Runnin’ From The Blues
Real People

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