• New Years nightmare for Steve Thomas

    While most of us were spending New Year's Eve with family and friends, or maybe taking in a concert or jamming with friends, Steve Thomas, noted Nashville sideman and one half of bluegrass duo Newton & Thomas, spent his in

  • Christmas single for Kenny & Amanda

    Kenny & Amanda Smith have released a new single, just in time for Christmas. It's When Love Was Born, written by Bernie Herms, Mark Schultz, Stephanie Lewis, and previously recorded by Schultz. The Smiths cut their version recently with Austin Ward on bass, and Andy

  • Dollar – Bo Isaac and The Rounders

    Some readers may remember the Kentucky-based group Summertown Road, which released a self-titled album back in 2010. The group’s lead vocalist, Bo Isaac, has reassembled several members of the band to release a new project under the name Bo Isaac

  • 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