Last week I had the wonderful experience of performing at the Monroe County (Michigan) Big Gig. Every year a friend of mine (and Jason and the Scorchers fan) Bill Reiser does a series of Blues based concerts celebrating Black History Month in libraries all over Monroe County culminating in the Big Gig at the Meyer Theater in Monroe. This year it was their 30th year and Bill invited me to be a part of this once in a lifetime event!! I got to sing Jimmie Rodgers Last Blue Yodel, Hank Williams Honky Tonk Blues, and Its All Over Now by Bobby Womack. On stage with me were some of the of finest blues performers in the world today. What an honor it was. I think my favorite part of it was listening to those cats jam in the dressing room. I have to say that when rock musicians get together they talk about equipment. When blues musicians get together they PLAY music. What an experience.
The Bluegrass Underground TV concert featuring Jason and the Scorchers will air in late December on most PBS stations across the United States. In Nashville it air’s on December 31 at 10.30 on Nashville Public Television. Each PBS station will have its own specific air date and time please so check with your local station for your time.
The Bluegrass Underground concerts are filmed in a real cave with a live audience in Cumberland Caverns, McMinnville Tennessee.
The winners of the Tennessee Fire Marshalls Office video contest have been announced. This was a contest where anyone or organization could submit a video about fire alarms using songs from Tennessee musicians. The Farmer Jason song “Get on Out” was used by several entries, including the First and Second Place winners!!
“Years before the term “alt-country” was conceived, something a little uglier and grimier was festering in Nashville. Jason & The Scorchers—led by explosive frontman Jason Ringenberg—released a couple of EPs before dropping their best record Lost & Found in 1985. It’s a punk rock album at heart, but guitarist Warner Hodges has plenty of twangy licks up his sleeve. Songs like “Lost Highway” and “I Really Don’t Want To Know” showed off Ringenberg’s wry sense of humor, while also confounding audiences for being too country for some and too punk rock for others. The band never found any major success early on, however, three decades later Lost & Found proves that Jason & The Scorchers were light years ahead of their time.” —Mark Lore
At The Kings Of Leon concert in Nashville October 6 celebrating the release of their new “Walls” record, the Kings of Leon showed a video of Nashville artists they admire. Among images of legends like Elvis and Patsy Cline they showed a Jason & The Scorchers circa 1985 image. Thank you Kings Of Leon for […]
For any fans of Jason in or around Music City, we’ve got a treat for you in January. Jason has just announced a run of rare solo shows at The 5 Spot in East Nashville. Jason’s January Jams kick off on Wed 6th of January and each show in the Wednesday night residency will feature […]
The James Dean Gallery and cities of Fairmont and Marion, Indiana dedicated a new monument to James Dean at his birth site. During the ceremony they played Jason’s song “James Dean’s Car” from his “All Over Creation”cd.
This was a big summer for all incarnations of Jason. The Scorchers did a very successful mini-run on the UK culminating a headlining spot on the Outlaw Country Stage at the Rambling Man Festival. Both the Leicester and Sheffield shows were sold out. Here is a review of the Leicester show from the UK blog […]