NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Veteran talent agent and fixture of the Nashville music scene Steve Dahl has passed. He was 71.
Dahl’s passing was announced by in a statement from Paradigm, where he served as the agency’s longtime head of Paradigm’s Fairs & Festivals department:
“We’re deeply saddened to learn of Paradigm agent Steve Dahl’s passing last night at the age of 71. Steve was the longtime head of Paradigm’s Fairs & Festivals department, having opened the Monterey Peninsula Artists Nashville office 31 years ago in 1986. He was an extraordinary presence at this agency and in the Nashville music community, and will be deeply missed.”
Before he transitioned to the role of agent, Dahl was the singer, frontman and trumpet player for The Red Dogs, a rhythm & blues band that toured and recorded for ATCO/Atlantic Records in the 1960s. The band was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame, the Nebraska Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the South Dakota Rock & Roll Music Association Hall of Fame.
Details about memorial arrangements and donations will be forthcoming from Steve’s family.