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Silver Dollar Youth In Bluegrass Contest 

May 29, 2021 

Tonight, Shelly will be one of three judges at the 19th Annual Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest. This Silver Dollar City tradition, which takes place each season during Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, gives talented young musicians from across the nation the chance to compete for top honors and cash prizes during one of the country's premier bluegrass event.

The contest starts at 6pm at Silver Dollar City's Echo Hollow. Get all the details here!

Personnel Change 

January 2021

For the first time in over twenty years the membership of Lonesome Road has changed. Regretfully, Rob is no longer with us. He mentioned “retiring” from the banjo for many reasons in recent years and late last year he told us, “At the end of the year 2020 I am done.” He made the decision to quit playing in bands after fulfilling his 2020 commitments. Earlier this summer when we saw that nearly everything on our schedule had been cancelled due to the virus, we asked Rob if he would prefer to end his time with us then. He gratefully accepted. 

The three of us who remain will continue playing together. For now, we will be the core of Lonesome Road and employ other musicians as needed. While there is obviously no exact replacement for Rob, we are excited about what changes the future may bring and we hope that you will join us as Lonesome Road begins a new chapter. 

David, Ron, and Shelly

Spring Shows 

We are looking forward to 2020, our 23rd year as a band. Last weekend, we played an annual event featuring over a dozen bands to benefit a locally based nonprofit, Convoy of Hope. Since its beginning, this faith-based organization has assisted people worldwide during times of crisis. The 2-day show helped raise $13,500 to help fund both domestic and international projects.

Here's one our favorites from our spring shows, Little Bessie:

To see all of our upcoming shows this year, go to the appearances page.

For our friends in the NE Oklahoma area, we'll be in your neighborhood this weekend, Saturday March 11th at 7pm at the River Ridge Bluegrass Association. Come see us! Check out their FB page for more information about the show. 

May Adventures 

A few pics from our May travels:

One of the highlights of our year, Silver Dollar City's Bluegrass & BBQ, Branson MO, May 15-16th.


Then, May 25-26th, The Back Forty Festival in Curryville, MO. What a beautiful park and a fantastic festival. The Turnbull Family are the consummate hosts to both their visiting bands and festival-goers.

We're taking a break in June and July to work on upcoming projects. We'll see you in August where we'll be performing in Republic MO, Eureka Springs AR, and Harrison AR!


Backstage at Chillicothe 

March 24, 2018

We frequently...okay, nearly always...forget to video ourselves when we perform or practice. However, we did manage to get footage of these two songs before our gospel show in Chillicothe, MO. It's unclear exactly what's going on in the background, but we think our giant, new friend back there approves.

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