Alongside Sammy are longtime members Mike Hartgrove (fiddle) and Brandon Rickman (guitar, lead vocals). This modern US bluegrass group comprised Rickie Simpkins (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Ronnie Simpkins (bass, vocals), Sammy Shelor (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Mark Newton (guitar, vocals). Mark Newton is a solo performer and promotes the annual Graves Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Virginia. Mike and Ben would soon go on to become founding members of The Seldom Scene shortly after this LP was recorded. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1984 Vinyl release of Bluegrass With A Touch Of Class on Discogs.
The re-released album features an all-star cast including New Shades of Grass members Mike Auldridge on Dobro, Bill Poffinberger on fiddle, and Ed Ferris on bass, all of whom stayed on with Cliff after his partnership with Emerson dissolved. Crowe & the New South, Boone Creek, and, of course, the Lonesome River Band were key in creating this new sound. But in sharp contrast to the forefathers, Waldron is no high-lonesome singer. The all-day event, which will also include a golf outing, is a benefit for bluegrass veteran Mark Newton. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. They played together in a family group but eventually formed Upland Express, a bluegrass band that had an album release on Leather Records in the 70s. Which we committed to for Graves next year. 1997, recorded first album, produced by former New Grass Revival guitarist Pat Flynn. We played it back when it first started in 1993 and a number of years after that. So, to make plans to attend the 25th Anniversary Graves Mountain Festival of Music (Rt.
That band eventually morphed into The Virginia Squires, featuring Rickie and Ronnie Simpkins. LOL.
He has earned numerous other awards and recognitions during his impressive career, including his induction into the 2009 Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the 2nd Annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2011, and three-time winner of the SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year award. Lonesome River Band. Young and exciting with a progressive edge, The Squires paved the way for future groups like Blue Highway, The Lonesome River Band and IIIrd Tyme Out. I know you said you worked with ... [gravityform id=11 title=false description=false],