The Lonesome River Band will perform with Steve Martin next week, November 11, 2011 on The Late Show with David Letterman. The performance is in celebration of Sammy Shelor’s Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass award as recently announced. The Steve Martin Prize is chosen by a who’s who list of talents including Steve Martin, Earl Scruggs, Pete Wernick, Tony Trishchka, Bela Fleck and more.
Shelor, a Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer, is also a four-time award winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Performer of the Year and was nominated again this year in that category. He joined Lonesome River Band in 1990 and has led the band since 2000. He has his own signature Sammy Shelor banjo fingerpicks and a signature model banjo produced by Huber Banjos. Banjo pickers all over the world have studied Shelor’s tab books and instructional DVDs. Next week, he will launch SammyShelor.com with more information on these products.
Lonesome River Band, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary, will soon be announcing numerous 2012 album releases, special performances and more exciting news. In the meantime, please visit LonesomeRiverBand.com to learn more about members, Sammy Shelor, Brandon Rickman, Mike Hartgrove, Barry Reed, and Randy Jones.