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.
Along with his Bluegrass Blog co-founder Brance Gillihan, John shared the 2007 Print Media Person of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.
He is also known in the bluegrass world as the founder of AcuTab Publications and as a musician. John plays banjo with Acoustic Endeavors, a bluegrass group based near his home in Roanoke, Va and has a solo banjo album of his own, Five & Dime, on the Copper Creek label.
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