Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Nick Anderson Shady Creek band opened up the evenings performance with a blend of fine traditional music and some of their own original tunes. They're known for fine harmony and lead vocals and great pickin. Another well known CT. band, Grass Routes, followed with a set of music that ranged from traditional to progressive. The blend of voices was exceptional, whether two part or four part harmony, the sound was terrific. And all five members can and do sing lead, that produces a wide range of sound that stays interesting from start to finish.
The GrassRoutes Band
Dave "Tex" Orlomoski and Bill Reveley
Marilyn Toback-Reveley and Dave "Tex" Orlomoski
Dave "Tex" Orlomoski
Tex and Joe Lemeris
The ShadyCreek band is fronted by Nick Anderson, a veteran musician from Plainfield, CT., Nick and Fred Etheridge worked together to get some of Fred's music on disc before his untimely death and so Saturday's event was very special for him. Nick is a very humble and unassuming man which I think adds to his popularity. He's developed a loyal following thats come to expect a good show every fourth Saturday at the Killingly, CT. Grange
Saturday, September 18, 2010
The John Stey and Sam Tidwell Band
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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September 14, 2010
Lonesome River Band Adds Barry Reed
Band Celebrating a #1 Album, "STILL LEARNING"
The award-winning Lonesome River Band is proud to announce a new band member. “We are excited about the addition of Barry Reed to the Lonesome River Band. He is a great acoustic bass player and singer and adds greatly to the LRB sound,” says band leader and this year’s IBMA Banjo Performer of the years nominee, Sammy Shelor.
Barry Reed, from Seymour, Tennessee, previously toured with Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper before taking some time off to start his family. “I’m really exited about joining LRB. These guys are great to work with and it has been a lot of fun already,” said Barry.
The Lonesome River Band has numerous upcoming performances in the next few weeks including: September 17 at the Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival (Morehead, KY); Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival (Kodak, TN); Watermelon Park Fest (Berryville, VA); The Station Inn (Nashville, TN); IBMA Fan Fest (Nashville, TN); and Paluxy River Bluegrass Festival (Glen Rose, TX).
The band is celebrating a their brand new album, “STILL LEARNING” (Rural Rhythm Records) that is #1 on this month’s Bluegrass Music Profiles (BMP) Top 10 National Bluegrass CDs chart, plus made its debut this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Albums. The new single, “Record Time Machine” appears at #21 on the BMP Top 30 Hot Singles and moves up to #26 (from its debut last month) on the BU Top 30 Songs.
“STILL LEARNING” was just featured on CMT.com’s “Top 10 Indie Albums Worth a Listen,” reviewed in Country Weekly Magazine and numerous other publications. LRB recently recorded a live performance and interview in Lousville, Kentucky with radio host, Bob Mitchell that will air on Bluegrass International in October.
The Lonesome River Band can also be heard on the upcoming new album, "RURAL RHYTHM ALL-STAR JAM - LIVE AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN" recorded in June at the Graves Mountain Festival of Music in Syria, Virginia celebrating Rural Rhythm Records 55th Anniversary. The album releases October 24, 2010.
For more information on the LRB please visit lease visit www.lonesomeriverband.com. For more information on these albums, please visit Rural Rhythm Records. Booking services for LRB is provided by Roe Entertainment with Media by Hope River Entertainment.
Photo Credit for above LRB stage shot provided by: Rhonda Maxey
BOOKING CONTACT FOR LRB
Roe Entertainment, Jim Roe
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Sharps Chapel TN- The multi-talented Commercial Bluegrass Gospel group, Lakeside, has reached a recording agreement with Chapel Valley. Lakeside has been signed on Chapel Valley's, Mercy Road Label, which is designated for Commercial Country Gospel artists.
In 1995, a group of guys from East Tennessee began singing and playing together. Their goal was to share their testimonies and minister to all that would listen. God has opened many doors these last several years and many lives have been touched as a result of their faithfulness. Lakeside's group consists of Greg Blankenship, Gary Woody, Andy Miller, Eddie Morgan, and Randy Taylor. Along with tight vocal harmonies and their ability to play their own instruments they have been turning heads everywhere they go.
Shane Roark, co-owner of Chapel Valley, is looking forward to working with Lakeside and knows that the listeners will really enjoy their new CD, which is scheduled for release early next year.
Chapel Valley's Marketing and Artist Director, Richard Hyssong, will be working on their radio promotions. Lakeside has already had several charting songs, including their latest release "His Love". Richard states, "Radio stations are going to love "Oh Lord, I Love You", the group's first release with Chapel Valley on disc #17".
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Sterling Park Campground
177 Gibson Hill Road, Sterling CT 06377
Sunday, June 13, 2010
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Gospel Bluegrass Music
THE GALLAGHER FAMILY BAND 11:00 a.m.
BREAKHEART HILL 12:00 noon
THE JESSE LEE SINGERS 1:00 p.m.
SAM TIDWELL & FRIENDS 2:00 p.m.
CROSSOVER 3:00 p.m.
EIGHT MILE RIVER BAND 4:00 p.m.
MONADNOCK BLUEGRASS 5:00 p.m.
NICK ANDERSON & THE GOSPEL FRIENDS 6:00 p.m.
Admission to this all-day Gospel Bluegrass Music event is FREE, but attendees
are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food items to the concert for the
Food Pantry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Willimantic. A truck will be on site at
the festival to receive your donation.
Rain or shine – bring a chair.
Monday, March 29, 2010
But don’t think that if you sing and pick the old tunes in the way it was done in the early days of bluegrass that you can’t find an audience. Indeed, last night at the Killingly Grange Hall the opposite was true, a packed house heard two of the genuinely traditional bluegrass bands, Nick Anderson and Shady Creek and the Hemingway Brothers give it their all. Judging from the crowd reaction, the loud cheers, and generous applause and calls for “one more” I’d say traditional bluegrass is still in demand if it is delivered in an honest, heartfelt way.
And that was the case at the Grange in Killingly, CT. The Hemingway Brothers performed the old tunes in the style of the first generation bluegrassers, high energy, fast tempo, good harmony and great instrumental breaks. Add some "downeast humor" and it resulted in a fine set by the band from central Maine.
Bruce Hobart, Kip and Dale Hemingway
The Shady Creek Band, fronted by Nick Anderson is the host band for the Killingly,Ct. Grange concert series and play a large part in the popularity of the series. Always hard core bluegrass and high energy presentation. With three young people in the lineup it's added freshness and the audience has been able to watch them grow as musicians and performers. They have progressed dramatically in the short time they've been together, they seem real comfortable in their roles and their music has benefited from that.
Monty, Mark, William, and Nick
Fred Etheridge and Nick
Hunter Webber and William Trickett
Elise Laflamme and Bruce Hobart
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Roger Williams and Amy Gallatin
Roger, John, and Amy
At one point Amy called upon her friend Nick Anderson to join her in singing the soulful ballad "Just Someone I Used to Know," and they did it beautifully.
Nick and Amy
J D Williams
Nick Anderson and Shady Creek had it together as usual as they offered up the traditional Bluegrass we all like to hear, with new fiddler Elise Laflamme adding considerable new energy to the mix and bassist Mark Doyle and banjoist William Trickett adding fine harmony vocals and instrumentals. It was clear the band was cooking off the energy that comes with playing to a full house.
Monty, Elise, and Nick
Nick and William Trickett
As part of the Kids at the Grange program any young person who plays a bluegrass instrument is invited on stage to perform a short set, usually three tunes, but Sarah Piette did so well playing some difficult fiddle tunes like Temperence Reel and Beaumont Rag that the audience yelled "one more" and Sarah obliged by playing a blues solo to hearty applause.