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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Bluegrass – now with 40% fewer songs in the key of B!

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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I was noticing a fast food chain’s recent claim that their bacon was now made from pork raised “without the use of antibiotics,” and I was reminded again that what’s popular today can so easily become unpopular tomorrow. It seems like only yesterday (Monday at […]

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You probably don’t care anyway…

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It’s time once again for our annual feature, The Most Boring Stories in Bluegrass. It’s a look back at the most uninteresting developments in our industry in the past year. This is published every year on whatever day I get around to it, but the […]

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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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