The Graham Talent Group, based in Russell Springs, KY, has announced that Mike Conner has joined the agency.
Mike will assist principal Randy Graham in booking the several groups on their roster, and concentrate on developing new business ventures. He will also head up Graham’s production and packaging unit.
A Roanoke, VA native and resident, Mike is the bass player with The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, and has worked as a concert and festival promoter in the Virginia region. He was in the news here a few weeks ago when he endured a terrifying health scare. While visiting a friend in Knoxville, he suffered a ventricle fibrillation, meaning that his heart stopped beating, and he fell to the floor. Fortunately, his wife Annette, was able to start CPR almost immediately and kept blood flowing through his body until paramedics arrived. He was kept in a coma for several days and had a defibrillator installed in his heart, but now seems to be as good as new.
For years Mike has owned and managed a successful auto repair facility in Roanoke, but has been working the past year and a half to shift out of that garage to focus on bluegrass and other business opportunities. After his brush with death, he decided to put those plans into overdrive, and is delighted to represent the Graham Talent Group artists in the southeastern US.
The agency offers booking, management, and public relations services for top bluegrass performers like Nothin’ Fancy, David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, Darrell Webb Band, Feller & Hill, The Crowe Brothers, Grasstowne, Remington Ryde, and The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band. More details on all these acts can be found on the Graham web site.