Lonesome River Band

Lonesome River Band

Lonesome River Band

In 2007, one of the most popular bluegrass acts, the Lonesome River Band, celebrated a successful career that spanned a quarter of a century. The band is best known for producing music that echoes the styles of bluegrass legends such as Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs but with a unique twist that only the LRB can produce.

Original Members

The first ensemble of the Lonesome River Band was made up by Tim Austin (rhythm guitar, and lead vocals), Steve Thomas (fiddle and mandolin), Jerry McMillan (bass), and Rick Williams (banjo). Their first performances electrified the local bluegrass scene in their hometown and became a stepping ground for producing their first album, which was released by Shar-Lynn in 1985. It was their self-titled album, released a year after by Rebel, however, that led them to branch out nationally. READ MORE »

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