Tag: Adam Steffey

ETSU hires two new lecturers for bluegrass department

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

East Tennessee State University’s school of Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies has announced the hiring of two new lecturers for the program. Both bring specific credentials and experience to bear on their new positions, and have connections to the school and this program. Adam […]


Adam Steffey elbow update

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

We heard today from Boxcars mandolinist Adam Steffey with an update following his elbow surgery last week. Fortunately, it seems that the surgery went well to repair an irritated ulnar nerve that was causing pain in the ring and little fingers of his left hand. […]


Adam Steffey going under the knife

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just like the instruments they play, sometimes bluegrass musicians themselves need a bit of a tune up. Mandolin master Adam Steffey will be headed in soon to try to fix a pesky irritated nerve that has been bothering him recently. According to Steffey, he had […]


Adam Steffey transcriptions from New Primitive

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nick DiSebastian has just released a transcription book that accompanies Adam Steffey’s New Primitive album. It includes standard notation, tablature, and chords for all 13 tracks on the album. This album was something of a departure for Steffey, who had made his bones playing blazing […]


Sneak peek from Steve Gulley

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Steve Gulley has shared samples of a few tracks from his upcoming Rural Rhythm album, Family, Friends & Fellowship, due for wide release on July 22. While not an explicitly Gospel project, Gulley sees this one as an attempt to share his own faith journey, and […]


Adam Steffey – The Graduate

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve mentioned several times the fact that mando-monster Adam Steffey was a staff instructor in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University. Students at the school have the good fortune to take mandolin lessons from one of the most […]


Just To Hear The Whistle Blow from Tim Stafford

| June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Blue Highway’s Tim Stafford has released a debut single from his upcoming album, Just To Hear The Whistle Blow. It’s the title track, which tells of the sort of regrets that may occur in middle age. Joining Tim on guitar and lead vocal on this […]


John Bowman exits The Boxcars

| June 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

John Bowman, one of the five founding members of bluegrass supergroup The Boxcars, has announced that he is leaving the band. Over the past few years, Bowman has been increasingly focusing his energy towards preaching and singing in churches, often along the route he travels […]


Debut single from Dave Yates

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dave Yates is a well-known bluegrass figure in East Tennessee. He has been an adjunct faculty member in the bluegrass program at ETSU since 1999, and is a recognized performer from Bristol to Johnson City to Asheville, NC and beyond. If you buy an album […]


Motley – Andy Lowe

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

For his debut solo album, North Carolina banjo man Andy Lowe could have taken the easy route and released a solid collection of Scruggs tunes, mixed in with a few originals and vocal numbers. He certainly has the banjo skills to handle it. Instead, Lowe […]