The Lonesome River Band has wound up this month with successful tour and a #1 album on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Album chart. Not only that but they also welcome their newest band member, Randy Jones on mandolin and vocals. Randy made his debut appearance with the band in early March.
Randy lives in Strunk, Kentucky and began playing mandolin at age 8 with his Dad’s band, The Southfork Gentlemen. In 1986, Randy had a year-long stint with Larry Sparks and recorded a few cuts on his Silver Reflections album. He then exited the bluegrass scene for several years, performing in a rock band and later with a country group. Randy re-entered the bluegrass scene in 2003 as guitarist with Kentucky Wind. He has owned and operated his own recording studio since 2001 called Southfork Recording Company working primarily with bluegrass and gospel projects.
The Lonesome River Band’s current album Still Learning, along with several of their singles continue to climb up the March 2011 charts.
#1 – Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s TOP 15 Albums
#3 – Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Songs Record Time Machine
#15 – Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Songs Jack Up The Jail
#1 – Cashbox Magazine’s Top 20 Albums (2nd month in a row)
#7 – Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 10 Albums
#5 – Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Songs Record Time Machine
#21 – Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Hot Singles Jack Up the Jail
#3 – Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Albums (week of 18 Mar 11)
The Lonesome River Band is also on the chart with another project, The All-Star Jam – Live at Graves Mountain as the single Graves Mountain Memories appears on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Songs, Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Hot Singles, and more. Lonesome River Band’s lead vocalist, Brandon Rickman can also be heard on the popular new track, Head Over Heels with fellow Rural Rhythm artists, Carrie Hassler and Brand New Strings. This spectacular recorded event took place last June at the Graves Mountain Festival of Music in Syria, Virginia in celebration of Rural Rhythm Records 55th Anniversary.
For more information on Lonesome River Band, visit www.lonesomeriverband.com for more information including upcoming tour dates. For booking, please visit RoeEntertainment.net and Media inquiries, contact HopeRiverEntertainment.com.