• 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

  • Run Secretariat Run

    I recently had an opportunity to visit with singer-songwriter Dale Pyatt about some of his recent projects. He's excited about the just released Run Secretariat Run, a song he wrote about the great racehorse, which he recorded with the help of Steve Thomas, Jenee

  • Steve Thomas to Summertown Road

    Summertown Road has added a new lane, bringing on celebrated fiddler Steve Thomas, and marking the band's debut as a quintet. Thomas has performed with a notable array of top bluegrass talent, having worked with Del McCoury, Lost and Found, The