My 2018 got off to a fabulous start with Jason & The Scorchers recent residency on the Sirius XM Radio Outlaw Country Cruise, which was a “deep” success.

I was a very busy pirate doing three full shows with The Scorchers, a radio interview with Mojo Nixon, guest spots with Chuck Mead, Rosie Flores, and The Bottlerockets, a special appearance on the Tom Petty Tribute Concert where I sang “I Need To Know”, and a trip to some Mayan ruins! My voice was worked so hard I couldn’t speak a word when it was finished!

Above – Jason with Rosie Flores and Steve Earle

A high point of The Scorchers shows was Marty from The Supersuckers singing and playing the guitar on Bible and a Gun. Everyone in the crowd joined in on that one. I also got to hang out with a lot of old friends like Steve Earle who I hadn’t spent any time with in years.

It was a wonderful week, full of maritime musical adventures. I was honored to receive a standing ovation at the Tom Petty Tribute Concert. That was a high point in my music life, although the whole week was magic.

Jason’s Holiday Newsletter

December 13, 2017

Howdy, my friends.

A few quick things: first our website store was down for a while but it is now up and running and ready for the Christmas rush!!  Thank you to my designer and website manager Paul Needham for ploughing through all the issues to get us producing crops of merch again!!.  

Also a big thanks to my American technology guru Diane Davis for getting my new phone and laptop running.  it is amazing how much I can screw up technology!! Diane and Paul are always there to bail me out and keep me operating in this crazy new world. Without their help and expertise, I would be permanently lost in the internet jungle.  (hmm that might be a good Farmer Jason record: “A Day Lost in the Internet Jungle with Farmer Jason”)

And of course, thank you to all of you folks who supported my music in 2017. It was a wonderful year.  Doing the Sequoia National Park Residency with my family was undoubtedly a high point in my career. I will never forget walking around those giant angels and writing songs on the spot.  And to see the wonder in my daughters’ eyes as they experienced real wilderness was simply sublime.

2018 looks to be interesting as well, starting with Jason and the Scorchers performing on the Sirius Radio Outlaw Country Cruise in January. Funny that for the Cruise we have a truckload of volunteers wanting to roadie for us!!  In March I will be doing a UK Jason Ringenberg tour, Stay posted for the dates listing in January.

A Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Wondrous New Year to you and yours, 

Jason.

UK rocker Ginger Wildheart recently paid tribute to Jason & The Scorchers seminal album Lost & Found for a piece in Classic Rock Magazine.

Jason & The Scorchers Set Sail In January

July 13, 2017

<strong>Jason &amp; The Scorchers</strong>&nbsp;will be one of the featured artists this January 22-26 on the 2018&nbsp;<strong>Sirius Radio Outlaw Country Cruise</strong>.&nbsp; Tool around the Caribbean and hear your favorite bands several times! &nbsp;As well as JATS the line-up includes Blackberry Smoke, Steve Earle, The Mavericks, Lucinda Williams, The Supersuckers, Kinky Friedman, Webb Wilder, Junior Brown, Rodney […]

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Standing Tall at Sequoia National Park

July 13, 2017

Hello my friends. Last week I finished the 3 week Artist in Residence program at the Sequoia National Park. It was a magnificent experience. The concerts were at their outdoor amphitheater near the Sequoias and their Mineral King Ranger Station campfire set up in the Sierra wilderness. You can imagine how inspiring that was! Wow, […]

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A Big Time at The Big Gig

March 10, 2017

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 […]

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JASON & THE SCORCHERS TV CONCERT ON PBS

December 14, 2016

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 […]

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Fire Marshall video contest winners announced

October 13, 2016

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!! Here are the […]

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‘Lost & Found’ Makes All Time Top 50

October 13, 2016

Jason & The Scorchers  ‘Lost & Found’ makes the Paste Magazine Top 50 Best Alt-Country Records Of All Time at #34. “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 […]

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