Adam Steffey – The Graduate

Adam Steffey with his ETSU degreeWe’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 accomplished practitioners of the instrument we have ever known.

What many folks don’t know is that Adam is himself a recent ETSU graduate. Amidst his already jam-packed schedule – recording and touring with The Boxcars, recording and releasing a solo project, teaching at the college, and helping raise a pair of 2 year old twin sons – Steffey has also completed a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, with concentrations in English and Psychology.

Adam received his degree at the end of the Spring 2014 semester, but was unable to walk with the class owing to performance commitments out of state that weekend. College was something he started as a much younger man, but like so many, left it behind to focus on music. Now he can add college graduate to the many IBMA trophies on his mantle.

Congratulations Adam Steffey! One word… plastics.

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John Lawless

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. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.