The Lonesome River Band is one of the most well-known bluegrass bands in the United States. They have played at venues such as the Grand Ole' Opry in Nashville, Tennessee and Lincoln Center in New York. The Lonesome River Band has performed in 45 states as well as in Japan and Europe. Patrick County is proud to be home to IBMA Banjo Player of the Year for 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998, Sammy Shelor. Sammy and the Lonesome River Band have been performing internationally for 35 years. Be sure to visit their website and check out the CD's now available for sale. They make ideal gifts for the bluegrass enthusiast!