Rob Boone is known and respected by banjo players everywhere. He has been featured in articles in Banjo Newsletter and played the Grand Ole Opry on a brief tour with Rhonda Vincent. One indication of his talent is that when J. D. Crowe retired in 2012, he suggested to his band that they hire Rob. Indeed, as their top prospect Rob received the job offer.
Shelly Smith began performing professionally in 1980 at a music show at Lake of the Ozarks, in Missouri. There, she refined her skills performing as a vocalist and instrumentalist for eight years. Shelly’s forceful yet pleasant voice is the focal point of Lonesome Road’s performances.