The Kennedy Center shows were a huge success. The Friday show was sold out and the Saturday show sold close to capacity. Jason narrated prose about the life of a musician while dancers with the Bowen McCauley Dance Company did a full choreographed routine as Jason and the Scorchers played the songs live. Jason: “This was definitely one of the high points of my career. To perform at the Kennedy Center with such an original program was simply unforgettable. I will always cherish the memories of this incredible event. A big thanks to Lucy Bowen-McCauley who made it all happen, the dancers, and the Kennedy Center.”

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Chect out this excellent article in this months American Songwriter magazine about Jason & The Scorchers and their influence on country music.

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Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) teams up with country-punk rock music legends Jason and The Scorchers, credited by Rolling Stone Magazine for “rewriting the history of rock-n-roll in the South,” to create Victory Road.

The world premiere of Victory Road takes place on April 10 and 11, 2015 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater. The band joins BMD onstage for an electrifying performance about a boy who leaves his hometown with the dream of becoming a music star in the 1980s.

Featuring music from their deep collection, Lucy Bowen McCauley unites with Jason and The Scorchers to transform their songs into movement – a journey of hope, tragedy, and triumph set to the sounds of country, punk rock, hard rock, and country rock.

“The combination of earthy, lyric-driven, guitar-based live, country rock and the elegant movements of the Bowen McCauley dancers were irresistible.” – Buzz McClain, Senior Editor at George Mason University.

“Throughout my career I have always hoped that the music of Jason and The Scorchers would be set to dance. Our music is rooted in old Sothern folk, Celtic melodies, and first-wave punk rock, all of which are dance based. When Lucy approached me with the idea, it was an instant no brainer to jump aboard the train. In fact, it is what I have always wanted to see happen” says Ringenberg.

Lucy adds, “I have loved Jason’s music for many years. It is a wonderful honor to choreograph to his stunning songs and to work with such a disarmingly humble genius.”

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Jason (as Farmer Jason) was thrilled to have been chosen by American Songwriter as their Songwriter of the Week. You can read the interview here.

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JATS in Classic Rock

March 6, 2014

Jason & The Scorchers get a glowing endorsement from über fan Ginger Wildheart in Classic Rock magazines cult bands feature.

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Pledge now or Farmer Jasons Christmas will be cancelled!

February 11, 2014

Hello my friends! Well I have finally decided to make a Farmer Jason Christmas record! The idea has been incubating in my mind for several years. Last fall I decided to jump in full force. I have several new songs written for the project and have picked out the standards I would like to record. […]

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Jason appearing live on Music City Roots!

November 21, 2013

Jason will be appearing live on the syndicated American Public Television (PBS) series MUSIC CITY ROOTS LIVE FROM THE LOVELESS CAFE on Friday Nov 22 at 7.00pm. It is also Jason’s birthday which makes for a nice present. Most PBS affiliates are carrying the series.

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Jason & Warner to collaborate with Bowen McCauley Dance Company

September 25, 2013

Jason and his Scorchers band-mate, guitarist Warner E. Hodges will perform the old Jason and the Scorcher ballad “Far Behind” with The Bowen McCauley Dance Company during their “Evening of Dance and Music Presented by Bowen McCauley Dance Company” dance recital concert. For more info or to purchase tickets contact or call 703-910-5175

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Jason interviewed on In Search of a Song – Part 2

July 7, 2013

The second part of Jason’s In Search of a Song interview focus’ on Farmer Jason and his solo albums.

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Jason interviewed on In Search of a Song

June 25, 2013

Jason Ringenberg was recently interviewed for In Search of a Song, a National Public Radio show that delves deep into a songwriter’s history and influences. “I think this could one of the best radio interviews I have ever done. It truly captures much of went on behind the scenes all those years.” Listen to part […]

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