Staff Directory

Bluegrass Today is managed by a dedicated staff, along with a number of highly-qualified part time correspondents and graphic artists.

Terry Herd – Sales Manager

Terry Herd is the founder of the Bluegrass Radio Network and host of  Into The Blue®, America’s largest and longest running bluegrass radio syndication.

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John Lawless – Editor

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011.

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Eric Tapp – IT Director

Eric has been responsible for implementing the design and functionality of Bluegrass Today from concept to execution.

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Sean Dysinger – Sponsorship Director

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David Morris – Correspondent

David Morris is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, songwriter and upright bass player.

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Richard F. Thompson – Correspondent

Richard F Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer about bluegrass music matters.

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Chris Jones – Columnist

Chris contributes a weekly column, which draws on both his encyclopedic knowledge of bluegrass music and his dry sense of humor.

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LisaJacobi-100Lisa Jacobi – Columnist

Lisa Jacobi handles our Artist2Artist series.

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John GoadJohn Goad – Special Bluegrass Correspondent

John is a student at East Tennessee State University where he is pursuing dual majors in history and bluegrass music.

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Chris Stuart – Columnist

Chris Stuart is a writer, songwriter, and musician living in San Diego, California.

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Aaron Keith Harris – Correspondent

Aaron studied journalism at Northwestern University and is the editor at Lonesome Road Review.

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Amanda Hagerman Webb – Correspondent

Amanda Webb is an accomplished writer with a full range of journalism experience including newspaper, magazine, television and web.

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Jim Gabehart – Correspondent

Jim Gabehart has been playing the banjo, and other string instruments for nearly 40 years.

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Frank Baker – Photographer

Frank has always been interested in photography, taking his little Kodak along to a local country music park and photographing his favorite 60′s country artists.

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Gena Britt – Correspondent

Gena Britt is a multi instrumentalist/vocalist who has been in the music business for over 20 years.

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Travers Chandler – Correspondent

A Virginian by both birth and choice, Travers is an adamant proponent and performer of traditional bluegrass music.

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David Thom – Correspondent

David Thom is the guitarist and front man for the David Thom Band, as well as mandolinist for the Flatt and Scruggs Tribute Band. 

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Troy Engle – Correspondent

Troy Engle is studio musician, singer, and songwriter living in Nashville, TN.

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Reid C. Toth – Correspondent

Reid C. Toth (a.k.a. “Banjo Diva”) is a college professor and budding banjo picker.

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Ryan Wilson – Cartoonist

Ryan Wilson is a songwriter and bass player from the upstate of South Carolina.

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Dick Bowden – Correspondent

Dick Bowden is a very traditional bluegrass picker and fan from New England, who makes occasional contributions to Bluegrass Today representing the old timers’ viewpoints.

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