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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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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Let me say this about that

| November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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One of the most challenging aspects of hosting radio shows is doing interviews. What are the most relevant questions to ask? What are questions other people might not have thought of? How do you get the shortest possible response from someone who has a reputation […]

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We oughta be in pictures

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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This week my laptop computer is being repaired by “Biff’s Hi-Tech Repair and Thrift Bread Store” in Donelson, TN, and I’m told it should be ready in “oh, about 6 days.” I have no usable backup with me right now, so I’ve asked John Lawless […]

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Make it Christmas in July

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Admit it: you’re already starting to feel the Christmas spirit, at least just a little. You have to be; we’re already fighting about disposable coffee cups and other sacred symbols, and your drunk uncle hasn’t even arrived yet for Thanksgiving to weigh in on the […]

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Sorry… not sorry, or The Penitential Man of Bluegrass

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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One of the most entertaining things about the world of mass market popular music is the amount of apologizing that takes place. Generally these apologies are for something offensive that someone said about some other celebrity (these people should pass some sort of personality test […]

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Bluegrass NASCAR competition

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Several years ago, there was an event at the IBMA World of Bluegrass that was called the “Bluegrass Pentathlon.” If my memory serves me correctly, it was the brainchild of Pete Wernick, but I could be wrong; he has a lot of brainchildren and it […]

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2015 Retired Bluegrass Adjectives of the Year

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I hate being an alarmist, but we may need to start varying the adjectives we use in bluegrass artists’ bio material and press releases. The problem arose recently after the official retirement of three heavily-used (until now) adjectives, in ceremonies held at the IBMA World […]

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Night Drivers in Güglingen

| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Güglingen, Germany. Day 8 of European tour: We just wrapped up a show at the Altes Theater in Heilbronn, Germany. As with last week’s show in Prague, this was a double bill with Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley. It’s a charming venue for music, and […]

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Greetings from Prague, Czech Republic

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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You may be used to this being my weekly humor column, unless you were one of the handful that missed that memo and thought this was deadly serious stuff I’ve been putting out every Wednesday (you have my sympathy, in that case). For the next […]

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Date line: Raleigh, NC

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Date line: Raleigh, NC This is traditionally a short column, written some time in between the IBMA World of Bluegrass keynote address and a showcase I need to attend at Tir Na Nog (that’s a local pub which I believe is named for an Irish […]

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