This will be a very brief report from your IBMA World of Bluegrass correspondent (or one of them, anyway). The reason this will be so brief will be obvious to anyone who’s ever attended this event. For those who haven’t, let me do my best […]
Author Archive: Chris Jones
Chris Jones wears many hats in his bluegrass career. In addition to leading his own band, with whom he tours and records, Jones is an award-winning broadcaster and songwriter.
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The very first column I wrote for Bluegrass Today was about maintaining your health during the stressful IBMA World of Bluegrass week. Most of the advice I gave was either discredited or just laughed at, and not for the right reasons. I wasn’t surprised: health […]
This is the third and final part of a four-part series on description and categorization of music, and the challenges of counting the number of parts in a series. We had been discussing ways to describe your own music or band, and then to attempt […]
Last week, we discussed categorization of music, pro and con, and the inevitable subcategorization of it. It was my suggestion that, rather than resist it, as musicians long to do (“it’s just my music, man, you dig?”), we should embrace it and learn to subcategorize […]
I was in the recording studio for Mountain Home records all this past week, and sometime right before doing another take on our soon-to-be-released medley of I Did it My Way and Wagon Wheel (in German), Ty Gilpin remarked that all the adjectives we use […]