Laura Ridge assumes leadership of Deep River Management

Deep River ManagementDeep River Management, a bluegrass-centered agency representing up-and-coming artists, has announced a change in ownership. The firm debuted in August of 2012 as a partnership between John Lockaby and Laura Ridge, and currently offers representation and management services to a number of acts, Hammertowne, Constant Change, The Rigneys, and Travers Chandler & Avery County among them.

Now a year in, Lockaby has resigned to dedicate his attention to a new business venture. He is planning to open a restaurant in Greenville, SC. Lockaby will maintain his role promoting the annual Five String Fest in Lawndale, NC.

Ridge will continue to manage the agency, and tells us that she is thankful for all she has learned from her former partner.

Laura Ridge“I would like to say that it’s been such a pleasure working with John Lockaby in establishing Deep River Management. I am forever grateful for his friendship and the knowledge he brought to the table, and for being a mentor to me.

John and I will still collaborate on some projects in the future, and I’m looking forward to what the future will bring for both of us and the Deep River Family. I am proud to be representing such fine bands: Constant Change, Travers Chandler and Avery County, Hammertowne, Kevin Pace and the Early Edition, The Rigneys, Bridgetown and The Wrecked Fretts.

Best wishes to John on behalf of Deep River Management!”

Further details about Deep River and their artists can be found online.

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