Introducing Stephanie Dilling

Stephanie DillingAt only 14 years of age, Stephanie Dilling has been in and around bluegrass music since the day she was born. Her father, IIIrd Tyme Out banjoist Steve Dilling, and her mother Macie have taken her all over the country to see her father perform, and regularly introduce her to new people. At the age of 11 she began working on, and developing, web sites. She does the official website for her dad, and is currently working on her website. Both can be found at At the age of 12 she started writing her first column for the North Carolina Bluegrass Association newsletter, Banjo In The Hollow. She wrote articles that included stories on younger musicians such as Ryan Holladay, and the Cagle Family. In November of 2004, she started writing a monthly article for Bluegrass Now. The first article came out in February of 2005. Her hobbies include; bowling, going to church, hanging out with friends, playing on the computer, babysitting, and cooking. Stephanie lives in Raleigh, North Carolina at home with her parents, her brother Matt, her basset hound Dollie, and her cat Cacee.

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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.