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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If I could just get that first line…

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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People in Nashville have often heard it said that everyone there is a songwriter. This is probably true, and if you’ve spent any time listening to country radio in the last several years, you’ve no doubt heard quite a few songs that sound like they […]

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Bluegrasswantads.com – coming soon

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We recently had a personnel change in our band. I’m thankful this has been a rare occurrence, but I recognize that no one is immune from changes. Even the poster boys for stability (and doesn’t everyone like a good stability poster?), Blue Highway, went through […]

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Facebook – for good or ill

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Greetings from California, where we’re on tour for the next several days. Between the usual touring duties, which include rehearsing, sound-checking, performing, waiting for hash browns orders, and talking back snappily to the GPS, I’ve run out of time for my planned open letter about  […]

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Question Time with the Prime Minister (of Bluegrass Fun)

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Now that we’ve passed the 200 milestone with this column, I thought it might be good to have a review in the form of a quiz. I’ve actually done one of these quizzes a time or two before. The idea is to test your knowledge […]

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Facebook hack attack!

| January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This is my 200th column for Bluegrass Today. This is according to my own count, mind you, which is questionable in its accuracy, since I was only working with ten fingers. It’s pretty close, though. I thought this might be the time to say something […]

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Aim low for the New Year

| December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Telegram sent in by Chris Jones regarding this week’s column: “John: in northern part of Alberta for Xmas (stop) Close to Santa but far from internet (stop) Please rerun old column re: New Year’s resolutions (stop) Back next week (stop) CJ” New Year’s resolutions are, […]

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Wishing you a Traditional Christmas

| December 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season so far. Much of traditional Christmas literature, including, I believe, the first chapter of Matthew (“Like, Really Awesome News for Modern Dudes and Dudettes” translation), refers to this week as “crunch time.” It’s during this time that […]

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Old Ebenezer and the Christmas phantasm

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The following is a contemporary interpretation of “Stave Two” of a A Christmas Carol (with sincere apologies to Charles Dickens), in which the Ghost of Christmas past visits a 21st century Scrooge, who is a bluegrass musician and widely-disliked band leader. As the scene opens, […]

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A voice Crying Holy in the wilderness

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Based on the wording in my contract (page 17, about half way down), I’m forbidden from commenting or expressing my opinion about the current preemption of Bluegrass Junction for Radio Hanukkah, which will continue for another five days. I can speak to you about it […]

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Name name, bo bame…

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In the past we’ve discussed the issue of naming bands; I even offered a band-naming kit, in which you take an adjective (e.g. “blue,” “lonesome,” “grease-stained”) and combine it with an article in nature or rustic mode of transportation (e.g. “creek,” “mountain,” “Bombardier Dash-8”). In […]

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