Tag: Chris Jones

Aren’t you getting a bit personal?

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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There’s been an exciting new development at Bluegrass Today. I think it’s even bigger than the recent breaking of the personnel change story that rocked the industry: “Brian Hampton to Kryspy Rydge.” It may even be bigger than the installation of the new water cooler […]

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In sooth, just a village and a homestead

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The four stomachs of a cow are the rumen, the reticulum, the omasum, and the abomasum. What does this have to do with bluegrass, you may be asking, aside from a cow ingesting actual blue grass and sending it straight into the rumen? It’s an […]

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Name that tune – any old words will do

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I thought it might be time to revisit the subject of naming instrumentals because I’ve discovered that musicians are still struggling with this task. The most recent example is on our own CD getting set for release this summer (here’s where a crass, self-promoting type […]

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Video sneak peek from Chris Jones & The Night Drivers

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Mountain Home Music has released a pair of singles from Run Away Tonight, their upcoming debut project with Chris Jones & The Night Drivers. Or perhaps you might say they have released a single, with a digital-style A and B side. The album isn’t due […]

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Bludgeon or bluegrass? Fun with predictive text

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Do you need a publicist? A publicist will tell you yes, and issue a press release to that effect. Personally, I love publicists, especially the ones I have now (trying hard to score points here). For me, they’re absolutely necessary. For one thing, I hate […]

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Headlines you’ll never see at Bluegrass Today

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I’m certainly not up on every music trend, and certainly not every entertainment headline grabs my attention. We live, after all, in a world of too much information (“Bob Dylan’s goldfish ‘Henry’ dies of natural causes”), but this one definitely caught my eye this week: […]

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Least-heard Phrases and Sayings in Bluegrass Music

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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No one likes negativity except those who dish it out, and even those people only like their own negativity. I also hate to be negative on the last Wednesday of May, because you know the old saying, “He who is negative on the last Wednesday […]

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For Memorial Day, proceed to the route

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Memorial Day weekend is sort of a milestone in the year. It’s the unofficial start of summer. The fashion people also tell us it’s now okay to wear white shoes (lime green leisure suit optional). Canada celebrates a long weekend the week before, this […]

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Euphemistically elevated employment explications

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I received a promotional email from a publicist (not a “for-your-consideration-vote-for-me-in-the-first-round” email, not that there’s anything wrong with that) that had a wonderful detail in it that I almost missed: it was a music business job title that was nothing short of inspired. There was […]

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Are you afraid of bluegrass music?

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The first ballot for the IBMA awards has gone out. Did you receive a “for your consideration” mass e-mail from me or one of my surrogates? I hope not, because I didn’t send one (not that I wouldn’t love to have your vote). That means […]

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