The Guardian (UK) website recently ran a great retrospective piece about Jason & The Scorchers. Click the image to read in full –
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 a stellar co-star hand-picked by Jason to share the stage with him.
Dates and guests are:
Wed 6th – Webb Wilder
Wed 13th – Peter Copper
Wed 23th – Tommy Womack
Wed 27th – Fats Kaplin & Kristi Rose
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 “Three Chords and the Truth“
Farmer Jason’s 2.5 week residency at the Indiana State Fair was a huge success. He did 51 shows in 17 days! This year’s Indiana State Fair theme was “The Year of the Farmer” so Farmer Jason fit right in. In fact the stage was right next to “Fuzzy the Horse” and several dozen vintage tractors! “John Deere” indeed! TV and the press gave his show great coverage including mentions on NBC Affiliate WTHR WISH TV’s morning show feature and the Indy Star’s “Top Six Things To Do In Indianapolis” rundown as well as Indy Star: Hipster Guide to the Fair and NUVO: Nora at the Fair blog