Lonesome River Band/Mountain Heart (#807)

Traditional bluegrass with a contemporary edge from two polished young bands.


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Traditional bluegrass with a rock ’n’ roll edge has a name: the Lonesome River Band. Despite an ever-changing lineup, the Lonesome River Band is credited with bringing rock-tinged bluegrass to a new generation of fans. The LRB’s performance at the 2002 Festival of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY is captured in this edition of Jubilee.

The Lonesome River Band has recorded several acclaimed albums and headlined countless shows and festivals. Fans of all ages gravitate to the group’s magnetic enthusiasm as well as its ultra-tight vocal harmonies and well-conceived arrangements, all of which are in evidence in this performance.

Up next is Mountain Heart, whose sound comes straight from the soulful traditions of the Appalachian Mountains. The band is made up of five well-known and respected musicians who have garnered numerous awards for their artistry and pure emotional sound.