Brad Apple interviews Sammy Shelor of the Lonesome River Band
Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
For years Sammy Shelor has been one of the very best banjo players in the business. He's been named the IBMA banjo player of the year in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2012. He also was awarded the Steve Martin Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Award in 2011. Sammy joined the Lonesome River Band in 1990, and in 1992, they won the IBMA album of the year award for Carrying The Tradition. After the last original member, Tim Austin, left the band in 1995, Shelor and Ronnie Bowman carried forward as the leaders of the band. When Bowman left, Shelor became the leader of the Lonesome River Band, and continues to deliver top notch excellence in their performances and recordings. Sammy recently joined host Brad Apple by phone to talk about his career. In this episode we learn about Sammy's beginnings, first bands including the Virginia Squires, playing a stint with a touring country band, and his eventual leading of the Lonesome River Band. Sammy also talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of touring musicians.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brad-apple/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brad-apple/support
Sammy Shelor has been with The Lonesome River Band for the past 30 years - a band that spans nearly four decades. They're well know as one of the long standing pillars of the bluegrass industry. And while they will celebrated 38 years on the road this year, there is much more to come from this innovative bluegrass act. Sammy and I talk about the rich history of this great band in this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Hosted by Keith Billik. This episode features one of the most influential banjo players of modern times, Sammy Shelor! Sammy is best known as the longtime 5-stringer for the Lonesome River Band. Sammy is also a 5-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year award winner, along with the 2011 Steve Martin Prize, and numerous other accolades. Sponsored by Peghead Nation and Deering Banjos Use coupon code "pickyfingers" for 30 days of free videos at Peghead Nation! Thanks to Jerry Eicher of The Ol Hippie Bluegrass Show Contact the show: email@example.com