Fans of Sierra Hull and Alison Krauss who have been waiting impatiently for new albums from their favorite ethereal-voiced songstresses may be able to find a fix in the new album from Ashley Lewis. Lewis, a mandolin player and singer whose combination of delicate yet […]
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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You may recall that last week we started a discussion of band travel options, which are numerous, ranging from private jet (should I wait for the laughter to subside before continuing?) to private, near-dead burro. This week I thought we’d examine a few of the […]
Chris Jones, our dutiful chronicler of bluegrass whimsy, found himself low on time this week, so we are re-running this clever column, originally published in April 2012. People that are new to bluegrass music sometimes need some help in translating our jargon. Hearing that someone is […]
This Chris Jones column is a repost from July 25, 2012. I’ve become very disillusioned with the zodiac, I have to admit. First there were the overly general daily horoscopes: “Make sound financial decisions today. Expect news from a friend, family member, or other human […]
‘Tis the season: a time when many bluegrass bands shut down or heavily curtail their touring and think more of family and home (for the bluegrass musicians who have homes). Still there’s some musical activity out there this time of the year: There’s the rare […]