Matt Wallace to StillHouse Band

Matt Wallace has been announced as the newest member of The StillHouse Band, fronted by Mark Newton and Steve Thomas.

A native of Knoxville, TN, Wallace has spent years working with a variety of bluegrass acts, including David Parmley, Paul Williams and Audie Blaylock.

He is expected to start with The StillHouse Band later this month, and will be recording with Mark and Steve as they work on a new album.

Matt said thatΒ he is ready for this new endeavor.

β€œI am very excited to play with Mark and Steve. I have always played in bands with an emphasis on traditional bluegrass music. However, I am looking forward to making good music that may not exactly be considered traditional bluegrass with Newton and Thomas and the StillHouse Band.”

And the admiration goes both ways. Newton says that he and Thomas are likewise pleased with their new bass man.

“We are excited have Matt join the group. We have had the pleasure of playing a few shows with him this past summer where he filled in on bass duties. He did an exceptional job and we are happy to have him on board and look forward to great things to come!”

In addition to bass duties, Wallace will tackle some lead and harmony singing in the band.

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