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Lonesome River Band Comes to Poughkeepsie

When: Saturday, November 17 - 7:30pm
Where: Christ Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie
Tickets: Advance: $15/Members, $20/Non-Members - $5 more at the door

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Lonesome River Band includes the talents of Brandon Rickman (Guitar, Lead/Harmony Vocals); Mike Hargrove (fiddle); Barry Reed (Upright Bass, Harmony Vocals); Randy Jones (Mandolin, 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 honor winning The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.

2012 IBMA Awards:
Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year - "Angeline The Baker"
Banjo Player of the Year - Sammy Shelor
 

Awards

AWARDS, NOMINATIONS and SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

  • 2012 – AWARD - Spirit Award’s Song of The Year Award, presented by Strictly Country for “Record Time Machine” by Lonesome River Band from their album STILL LEARNING
  • 2012 – SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Nomination – Sammy Shelor
  • 2011 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass award
  • 2011 – IBMA Nomination Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2011 – IBMA Nomination Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year “Pretty Little Girl” from the album STILL LEARNING (Lonesome River Band)
  • 2011 – IBMA Nomination Instrument Recorded Performance of the Year “Groundspeed” from the album “The All-Star Jam – Live at Graves Mountain” (Sammy Shelor, Brandon Rickman, Mike Hartgrove)
  • 2011 – IBMA Nomination – Album of the Year – “The All-Star Jam – Live at Graves Mountain” – includes: Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Carrie Hassler, Lou Reid and Carolina, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Brand New Strings, Carl Jackson, Mark Newton – Rural Rhythm Records
  • 2011 – IBMA Nomination Recorded Event of the Year for the song “Graves Mountain Memories” from the album “The All-Star Jam – Live at Graves Mountain” – Rural Rhythm Records (Sammy Shelor, Mike Hartgrove)
  • 2011 – Carolina Music Association Nomination for Bluegrass/Country/Americana Band of the Year (Lonesome River Band
  • 2011 SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Player of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2010 – IBMA Nomination for Banjo Player of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2009 – INDUCTION – Sammy Shelor inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame
  • 2009 – IBMA Nomination for Banjo Performer of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2009 – IBMA Nomination for Instrumental Performance of the Year for “Struttin’ to Ferrum” from the album “No Turning Back – Rural Rhythm Records (Lonesome River Band)
  • 2009 – IBMA Gospel Performance of the Year for “Darkness Wept” from the album “No Turning Back” – Rural Rhythm Records (Lonesome River Band)
  • 2008 – IBMA Showcase Artist
  • 2006 – AWARD – IBMA Award for Album of the Year for “Musicians Against Childhood Cancer” (LRB along with a host of top bluegrass artists)
  • 2006 – SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Player of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2005 – SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Player of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2005 – SPBGMA Nomination for Bluegrass Band of the Year
  • 2005 – SPBGMA Nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year
  • 2004 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 2004 – SPBGMA Nomination for Bluegrass Band of the Year
  • 2004 – SPBGMA Nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year
  • 2003 – SPBGMA Nomination for Banjo Player of the Year (Sammy Shelor)
  • 2003 – SPBGMA Nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year
  • 2002 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 2000 – AWARD – Lonesome River Band wins SPBGMA Bluegrass Band of the Year Award
  • 2000 – AWARD – Lonesome River Band wins SPBGMA Song of the Yeasr Award for “Am I A Fool”
  • 1999 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins BLUEGRASS NOW MAGAZINE Fans Choice Banjo Player of the Year
  • 1999 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 1998 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 1997 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 1997 – AWARD – Lonesome River Band wins SPBGMA Album of the Year Award for “One Step Forward”
  • 1996 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 1995 – AWARD – Sammy Shelor wins IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year Award
  • 1992 – AWARD – Lonesome River Band wins IBMA Album of the Year Award for “Carrying the Tradition” – Rebel Records

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