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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For the bluegrass picker on your list…

| December 4, 2013 | 2 Comments
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I don’t know if you participate in the relatively new Black Friday ritual or not, but if so, I hope you found what you were looking for last weekend, and more importantly, I hope you avoided any fatal trampling incidents. I guess I should assume […]

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Giving Thanks for Bluegrass Blessings

| November 27, 2013 | 6 Comments
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We’re entering the long weekend of Thanksgiving today, which is, if you look on the positive side, a time of feasting on turkey and pumpkin pie, reuniting with family, happily braving the malls with other bargain-hunting Christmas shoppers, and giving thanks for our many blessings. […]

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Twitter truths and Facebook factuality

| November 20, 2013 | 8 Comments
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Because our touring season is winding down for 2013, and Thanksgiving is upon us, I wanted to open on a personal note: I feel grateful for the fact that this past year was the best and most rewarding year our band has ever had. We […]

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Pocket phrase book for studio musicians

| November 13, 2013 | 4 Comments
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We just got through a two-part series on studio psychology, and the role of the engineer and producer in it, touching briefly on whether it’s better to eat regular or thin crust pizza during a recording session. I thought we pretty much had it covered, […]

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Engineer reach down and pull the slider

| November 7, 2013 | 1 Comment
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First of all, I should apologize for being a day late with this. Even though we gained an hour over the weekend when we returned to Standard Time, I seem to have lost a whole day in the process. It’s a long story that involved […]

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Oozing tension and other studio tips

| October 30, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Going into the studio to record is something that all professional and semi-professional (and in some cases, complete amateur) musicians will do at some point in their careers, usually early and often. The studio, as anyone with experience can tell you, is a world full […]

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By the Mark… Wahlberg

| October 23, 2013 | 18 Comments
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Often when I have been on the receiving end of interview questions, and particularly when the interviewers are from outside the bluegrass community, I’ll get a question about the growth of bluegrass music and the general level of interest in it these days. My answers […]

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Merch Table Etiquette and Avian Scat

| October 16, 2013 | 14 Comments
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A while back, I wrote here about bluegrass artists’ accessibility to fans, and about some of the interesting things people say to artists at their merchandise tables. Those that aren’t used to approaching people they don’t know and criticizing their work, clothing, or weight, might […]

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Irony, schmirony… free speech in bluegrass

| October 9, 2013 | 16 Comments
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Well, if you’ve followed Bluegrass Today at all in the last week, you know there really is something more newsworthy and controversial than a government shutdown. It turns out to be the fact that a bluegrass artist decided to stop performing a song. As much […]

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Really? I thought they had moved last year

| October 2, 2013 | 5 Comments
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Generally, when I write these around the week of the IBMA World of Bluegrass, I like to keep them extremely short, to match the nights of sleep I’ve had, and the attention span I have as a result. I guess that about does it, then. […]

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