Mountain Heart in Knoxville

We’ve written a good bit recently about Mountain Heart’s new vocalist, Josh Shilling, and the reaction to the band’s new sound. Today’s edition of the Knoxville News Sentinel has an interview with Mountain Heart mandolinist Adam Stefey about this very topic.

Adam talks about the recent departure of founding member Steve Gulley, and how they came to bring Josh into the band. He also touches on the reaction of bluegrass fans to the change, with an allusion to the way some hardcore grassers look at them.

“Like any band change, it may take a year for people to get used to it. People who are real traditional bluegrass fans won’t like it, but they didn’t like our band before. It’s different to hear a different voice, but he’s doing a great job. I guess everything worked out the way it’s supposed to.”

Read the whole article online.

Mountain Heart is also performing live on the radio today (3/2) in Knoxville. You can hear them via live streaming at the WDVX web site at 12:00 noon (EST) when they visit WDVX’s Blue Plate Special.

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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.