Tim Newby is the features editor at Honest Tune Magazine and his work has appeared in a variety of magazines, both online and in print. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA where he is an active part of the city's thriving live music scene.
"Newby had done an enormous amount of research.... In presenting the history he has also done a skillful job of relying on both a thematic and roughly chronological approach, thus creating an enjoyably readable narrative...an important book.... The level of detail that Tim Newby has reconstructed is very impressive"--ARSC Journal; "Newby's book delivers solid contributions to the historiography of blue grass music, offering a fresh investigation of urban bluegrass in a working-class city"--The Journal of Southern History; "the first book to take an in-depth look into how the music that was played in Baltimore came to wield influence across a broad musical landscape"--Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News; "Newby's work is momentous as it is the first compendium to examine this deeply rooted tradition"--Baltimore Magazine.