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date: 18 January 2020

Lomax, John, III locked

  • Travis D. Stimeling


(b Geneva, NY, Aug 20, 1944). American music promoter, manager, journalist, and exporter. The grandson of folklorist John Avery Lomax (see Lomax family), John Lomax III is a self-described “music catalyst” who has been a powerful advocate on behalf of American country and folk musicians for over 40 years. He earned degrees in American History (BA, 1967) and Library Science (MSLS, 1970) from the University of Texas at Austin. After a brief stint as a disc jockey, librarian, and music editor for Space City News in Houston, he moved to Nashville in 1973, initially working as a publicist. Since 1968, he has been active as a music journalist, writing for United Features, Variety, and Music Week, serving in editorial roles with Goldmine and Country Rhythms, and publishing the critically-acclaimed Nashville: Music City USA (New York, 1985). In 1976, Lomax founded Kinetic Management and subsequently managed Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, David Schnaufer, and Kasey Chambers. He has also played a vital role in promoting American vernacular musics in foreign markets, writing for publications in Australia and England, and, after establishing Roots Music Exporters in ...

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