New Frontier Touring
New Frontier Touring • "After nearly three decades of representing artists, Nashville booking agent Paul Lohr certainly has the “touch” to sell clients with whatever sizzle is required. As head of his own boutique agency New Frontier Touring, Lohr represents a formidable roster that includes: The Avett Brothers, Suzy Bogguss, The Gibson Brothers, The Grascals, John McEuen, John Oates, Darrell Scott, Chris Hillman, and Riders In The Sky." ~ Larry LeBlanc, CelebrityAccess
"During his 18 years at BLA, Paul represented a Who’s Who of country artists that included Garth Brooks, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, George Jones and Kris Kristofferson. Paul particularly favored cutting-edge country and Americana artists, and for years was the agent for Asleep At The Wheel, New Grass Revival, Emmylou Harris and Riders In The Sky. After 20 years of representing artists for other companies, veteran Nashville agent Paul Lohr has come full circle and opened his own agency, New Frontier Touring. " ~ Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen, CelebrityAccess
NEW FRONTIER TOURING ARTISTS • The Avett Brothers • Blackhawk • Rayland Baxter • Suzy Bogguss • The Bridge • Larry Carlton • Dangermuffin • Desert Rose Band • Frontier Ruckus • The Gibson Brothers • The Grascals • The Greencards • Michael Kaeshammer • Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen • Alpin Hong • Larkin Poe • David Mayfield • John McEuen • Gary Morris • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band • John Oates • The Outlaws • Raggs • Riders In The Sky • The Roys • Darrell Scott • Ryan Shupe • Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds • Slow Runner • Paul Thorn • The Time Jumpers • John Waite • Uncle Lucius • Chelsea Williams
NEW FRONTIER TOURING • AGENTS & STAFF
Paul Lohr • President: To Infinity and Beyond with the WFAMBA…
Jon Bell • With a passion for music since the days of his father playing folk songs in the living room as a kid; music has been the cornerstone and literal soundtrack for Jon’s life. One extended stop in eastern North Carolina as a grass roots promoter and talent buyer set him up for Nashville and Middle Tennessee State University’s Music Business Program with one clear goal in mind; to make this his career. Cutting his teeth with an area Nashville agency as an assistant, Jon jumped at the chance to drive his own path with New Frontier Touring and continue what he started…helping artists achieve their dreams.
Renee Kodenski • 1992 in Richmond, VA was Renee’s beginning of a love affair with the music industry as the box office manager of an amphitheatre. In 1999 she had the opportunity to move to Nashville, TN. She did not plan on getting a job in the music business, but low and behold that is what happened. Her first gig was working for a company that made compilation CDs for mobile DJs and juke box operators. The next opportunity that came along was working as a promoter rep for 2 different companies. Renee got to travel the US and Canada putting to use a little bit of all the knowledge that she learned from day one in VA. She has been a video director for a national touring comedian, personal assistant to another and technical director for other local events. After a small vacation from the biz, she has returned and found a new place to call home at New Frontier Touring.
Keith Levy • Keith Levy graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2007 with a BA in Music Management and Communications. After college, he relocated to Austin, TX where he worked in a number of different industry roles, specializing in event production, private event management, talent buying, promotions, booking, and guitar pickin’. Highlights include his onsite production work at the 2007 – 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festivals and Lollapalooza 2008 for C3 Presents. This is in addition to his work at The Nancy Fly Agency, from September 2009 – January 2011, where Keith was an agent before joining New Frontier in February of 2011.
Gregg Little • Rare native Floridian, El Captain Justice enjoys his sloop, talking about himself in the third person, phone calls all day long and celebratory Margaritas. Turn offs: Cold weather, calling clients in a meeting and proper English. Gregg is interested in booking a show on a Monday or Tuesday in your neighborhood and finding a break-dancing partner for the next party.
Mary Matthews • After a successful marketing and management career with a Fortune 500 company, Mary went back to her first love which is communications. After years of learning the business as partner of a well-known local film production company, Mary stepped out on her own by forming Above & Beyond Pictures, a full-service film production company. All the while, Mary also had her hand in many other facets of the entertainment industry, from managing and obtaining record and publishing deals for aspiring artists, to owning a publishing company and consulting with record companies for artist development. After selling Above & Beyond Mary turned her attention to a side of the business she was very familiar with but had not gotten an opportunity to fully appreciate. She went to work for her husband! End of story, life over….just kidding I love my job!
Aaron Summer • Aaron grew up in Carrboro, NC where he was born a diehard Tar Heel fan. Throughout his younger years Aaron played various instruments, but it wasn’t until high school that he joined his first band and began to get involved with both the business side and the creative side of music. From booking and promoting shows, to recording albums, to artwork design Aaron tried to learn as much as possible in high school about each part of the industry. After graduation from Chapel Hill High School, Aaron continued to learn about the music business through College, volunteering and pursuing internship opportunities. His time and experiences in Nashville have led him to New Frontier where he excitedly represents his home region, the Southeast.
Opal • After leaving Virginia at the age of 8 weeks for the "good life" in Nashville TN, Opal has accomplished quite a bit. In addition to her daily chore of keeping all the New Frontier artists herded up if they ever stray too far from home, she is proficient at 14 other skills. Opal is currently mastering TurboTax, which has made her an outstanding addition to our daily lives. "Opal is not only a stress-buster, but she has the best ears in the office… well, certainly the biggest", says owner Paul Lohr.
• The David Mayfield Parade • "I Just Might Pray"
• The Grascals • "True Country"
• The Greencards • "River Town"
• The Roys • "Lonesome Whistle"
• John Oates • "Mississippi Mile" Interview
• John Oates • "Mississippi Mile"
• Chris Hillman • "Gram Parsons Joins the Byrds"
• Chris Hillman • "At The Library of Congress"
• Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Tony Rice • "Walk On By"
ARTICLES, SOURCES & RELATED LINKS
• Industry Profile: Paul Lohr • By Larry LeBlanc
• Paul Lohr • By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen
• New Frontier Touring • About Us
• Grascals Sign With New Frontier Touring
• Paul Lohr Interview
• The Greencards Sign With New Frontier Touring
• The Roys Sign With New Frontier Touring
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