Lonsome River Band is releasing a new album, Heyday, an album that serves both to introduce new members and to extend the group's influential legacy still further. The album is now available for pre-order, add or save ahead of its July 22 release.
Leading off the project is the group's first single of 2022, "Mary Ann Is A Pistol." Sung by new member Adam Miller (mandolin), the song, written by the iconic Dennnis Linde, is a sly subversion of stereotypes first recorded over a quarter of a century ago and reclaimed from the record collection of bandleader and award-winning banjo player Sammy Shelor.
Another highlight of the album is the Gospel track "Gabriel's Already Standing." You can listen to this song HERE.
Shelor has this to say about the song, "My friend Barry Hutchins sent me a video of him singing this song in church. It resonated with me as a song that applies to so many periods of my life and what I see in the world around me. It has been an impactful song in our live shows and we've had so many meaningful comments from our listeners. We hope it touches folks in a positive way. The Lord is ALWAYS in control."
"Heyday is a representation of the band in transition from many years with Brandon Rickman and Barry Reed in the band to the introduction of Adam Miller and Kameron Keller as the newest members," says Shelor. "After 40 years in the business, LRB is looking forward to many more years on the road bringing new music to our wonderful friends across the country. We hope you enjoy this collection!"
Pre-order, add or save Heyday HERE.