Lonesome River Band

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The Lonesome River Band is an American contemporary bluegrass band. The band has released 15 recording projects since its formation in 1982. The band has experienced numerous personnel changes over the years, and has not included an original member since Tim Austin left the band in 1995 to focus on Doobie Shea Records.

Recently, band member Sammy Shelor was the recipient of Steve Martin's excellence in bluegrass and banjo award. Shelor was presented with the award on the Late Show with David Letterman. Following the presentation of the award, Steve Martin performed with the Lonesome River Band.


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Title Album details Peak positions
US Bluegrass
I Guess Heartaches Are in Style This Year
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: Shar-Lin
The Lonesome River Band
Saturday Night - Sunday Morning
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: Rebel Records
Looking for Yourself
  • Release date: 1989
  • Label: Rebel Records
Carrying the Tradition
  • Release date: 1991
  • Label: Rebel Records
Old Country Town
One Step Forward
  • Release date: March 19, 1996
  • Label: Sugar Hill Records
Finding the Way
  • Release date: August 18, 1998
  • Label: Sugar Hill Records
Talkin to Myself
  • Release date: June 20, 2000
  • Label: Sugar Hill Records
Window of Time
  • Release date: August 27, 2002
  • Label: Doobie Shea Records
Head on into Heartache
  • Release date: May 17, 2005
  • Label: Mountain Home
The Road with No End
  • Release date: July 25, 2006
  • Label: Mountain Home
No Turning Back
  • Release date: September 9, 2008
  • Label: Rural Rhythm Records
Still Learning
  • Release date: July 13, 2010
  • Label: Rural Rhythm Records
Chronology, Volume 1
  • Release date: February 28, 2012
  • Label: Rural Rhythm Records
Chronology, Volume 2
  • Release date: July 3, 2012
  • Label: Rural Rhythm Records
Chronology, Volume 3
  • Release date: October 16, 2012
  • Label: Rural Rhythm Records
Turn on a Dime
  • Release date: October 14, 2014
  • Label: Mountain Home
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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