MARK NEWTON AND STEVE THOMAS ANNOUNCE THE ADDITION OF MATT WALLACE TO THE STILLHOUSE BAND

MARK NEWTON AND STEVE THOMAS ANNOUNCE
THE ADDITION OF MATT WALLACE TO THE STILLHOUSE BAND
THE KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE NATIVE TO JOIN THE GROUP ON Upright BASS AND VOCALS
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (August 7, 2012)
– Mark Newton and Steve Thomas proudly announce the addition of Matt
Wallace to the StillHouse Band line up. Wallace will start performing
with the band in the next few weeks during live shows and will be in the
studio with Newton and Thomas as the band works on their upcoming CD to
be released later this year or early 2013. The addition of Wallace to
the group brings a solid, experienced bass player as well as baritone
and lead singer to the ensemble.
Wallace
grew up in the Knoxville, Tennessee area and continues to live there
today with his wife and two sons. He has toured with some of the best in
bluegrass to include his most recent position as bass player for David
Parmley and Continental Divide. Additionally he performed with Paul
Williams and The Victory Trio and had the opportunity to work with the
band as they won the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music
America Award for Gospel Band of the Year.  Wallace has also toured with
Audie Blaylock and Redline and filled in on bass duties with Newton and
Thomas earlier this year, turning that opportunity into a new job.
“I
am very excited to play with Mark and Steve. I have always played in
bands with an emphasis on traditional bluegrass music. However, I am
looking forward to making good music that may not exactly be considered
traditional bluegrass with Newton and Thomas and the StillHouse Band.”
Said Wallace.
Newton
and Thomas are well known for their contributions to the field of
bluegrass, country, and other forms of acoustic music as artists,
producers, writers, and vocalists having toured and performed with such
greats as Bill Monroe, The Seldom Scene, The Virginia Squires, The
Knoxville Grass, Del McCoury,  Brooks and Dunn, The Whites, Barbara
Mandrell, and The Osborne Brothers to name a few. Their shows are high
energy and run a spectrum of musical genres reaching from Merle Haggard
cover tunes, to bluegrass standards from Flatt and Scruggs, and some of
their own material.
“We
are excited have Matt join the group.” said Newton.  “We have had the
pleasure of playing a few shows with him this past Summer where he
filled in on bass duties. He did an exceptional job and we are happy to
have him on board and look forward to great things to come!”
Matt Wallace is supported by Genz Benz, NS Design, D’Addario, Holmes Bass Violins, and Peterson Tuners.
Additional details on Mark Newton and Steve Thomas are available at www.marknewtonmusiccom or www.stevethomasmusic.com 

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