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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, I enjoyed every second of it. My songwriting was also recharged in a big way. The ideas poured into and out of me.

Suzy, Addie, and Camille joined me the last week of the Residency. We stayed in mountain cabins. Although we had no electricity, phone, or internet we didn’t miss all that a bit. It is no hard to forget modern conveniences when right outside your door is the High Sierra Wilderness! Most of the time, given everyone’s busy schedules, I travel alone. It was so wonderful to have them with me for this once in a lifetime experience.

As happens to most folks, I was deeply changed by experiencing the Giant Sequoias. Although they don’t have brains like us humans, they possess an undeniable presence and strength. A feeling of peace and tranquility pervades everything around them. To give you an idea of their size, all four of us together joining hands could not reach across the base of the President Sequoia. Even in the busier touristy sections of the Park, the atmosphere was reverential and respectful.

Above – Dig how big the diameter of this Sequoia called The President.  All four of us can’t reach across it!

Above – Notice the bear track following the human track. That actually is me!!!! Obviously the bear followed me up the mountain and I noticed the tracks when coming back down! It is an interesting feeling to NOT be the top of the food chain.

Above – Words can’t really describe just how big and wondrous the Sequoias are.

In closing, I often thought of John Muir, how he must have felt when he first saw those giant beings, and how he and many others fought to save them from the axes of civilization.  No greater crime against nature and God could have been committed than cutting down those Giant Sequoia groves. They are priceless, beyond human measure.

Stand tall,

Jason

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 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.

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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The Kings Of Leon tip their hat to Jason & The Scorchers

October 13, 2016

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 […]

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The Greatest Band of ’85?

April 21, 2016

The Guardian (UK) website recently ran a great retrospective piece about Jason & The Scorchers. Click the image to read in full –

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Jason’s January Jams: Music City Residency Announced

December 1, 2015

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 […]

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Jason Song Played At James Dean Dedication

October 30, 2015

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.

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