• Pinecastle signs Newton and Thomas

    Mark Newton and Steve Thomas are the latest artists to be signed by Pinecastle Records, it has been announced today. A new duo project, Reborn, is scheduled for an April 9 release. Both of these fine musicians have enjoyed a long

  • Steve Johnson to MerleFest

    Steve Johnson, Principal with Mountain Music Entertainment has announced that he is closing the agency to take the job of Artist Relations manager with MerleFest. This explains yesterday's announcement that Junior Sisk had left Johnson for representation with Roe Entertainment. Steve says

  • 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

  • Virginia Squires reunion in August

    A reunion of the influential 1980s bluegrass band, The Virginia Squires, has been scheduled for August 24 in Fredricksburg, VA. The all-day event, which will also include a golf outing, is a benefit for bluegrass veteran Mark Newton. We had reported

  • Bluegrass at Summer NAMM

    Though the annual Summer NAMM show in Nashville is oriented to the wider music retail industry, that doesn't mean that a bit of bluegrass didn't find its way into the mix. Here are a few photos of Mark Newton and Steve

  • Mark Newton’s Stillhouse Band

    We caught up recently with bluegrass singer/songwriter Mark Newton, who filled us in on his latest venture. After touring much of this year in a duo project with Carl Jackson, Mark has picked up a pair of strong pickers and