Tag: Chris Jones

How I came to love life on The Road

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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“The life I love is making music with my friends And I can’t wait to get on the road again” – Willie Nelson For many bluegrass musicians, the road can be a disappointing and wearing experience, and it often leads to early retirement from the […]

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Border intrigue for bluegrass musicians

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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I’m on an extended family vacation right now (48 hours), so with your permission (who am I kidding? You have no say in the matter at all!) I’m presenting a slightly revised version of a column which ran previously in Bluegrass Today, on the subject […]

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Bluegrass Olympics in 2014?

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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After events of the past week, I’ve been asked numerous questions and have tried to respond to various rumors about my position with Bluegrass Today, and any possible changes to my schedule here. Unfortunately, the extremely restrictive contract I signed two years ago (my attorney, […]

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Luberecki Feels Sirius XM Pinch, Too

| February 6, 2014 | 7 Comments
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Sirius XM listeners who tune in for Ned Luberecki’s “banjo Sunday” shows will have to rearrange their schedules. Luberecki lost his Sunday shift on Bluegrass Junction as part of cost-cutting moves, according to sources familiar with the satellite radio giant’s recent decisions. Luberecki’s show Derailed […]

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SPBGMA ’14 in the rearview

| February 5, 2014 | 5 Comments
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I’d just like to go on record as saying that I love the SPBGMA weekend in Nashville, and this past weekend’s event was another good one. There’s really a lot to love, from the obscure acronym (understood only by insiders), to the wide open jamming, […]

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Sirius XM Cuts Go Beyond Bluegrass

| February 4, 2014 | 13 Comments
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Sirius XM management’s decision to cancel most shifts for acclaimed Bluegrass Junction DJ Chris Jones is part of a broader plan to eliminate hosts from some of its music channels. In addition to ending Jones’ weekday shifts, the satellite radio giant took DJs off the […]

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Chris Jones cutback at Bluegrass Junction

| February 3, 2014 | 6 Comments
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Changes at Sirius-XM will severely cut popular disc jockey Chris Jones’ air time on Bluegrass Junction, Channel 61. Jones announced “with some sadness” on Facebook that it would be his last weekday show. “Because of changes there, my schedule will now be reduced to Saturdays […]

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Can I Be Frank?

| January 29, 2014 | 5 Comments
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Recently, I’ve noticed that band breakups, wholesale personnel changes, and other career developments once thought of as negative are being broadcast to the world in press release form. Maybe this is a good thing, reflecting a new era of openness and honesty in the bluegrass […]

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2014 Bluegrass Knowledge Test

| January 22, 2014 | 13 Comments
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Every January, or thereabouts (January to April or so) I publish an annual bluegrass music quiz, known officially as the Bluegrass Knowledge Test, or BKT (believe me, it took numerous meetings, presentations, and the formation of several committees to come up with that highly creative […]

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Events Directory revamped at Bluegrass Today

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Well, it’s the new year. A time for evaluating and making changes for the best, pace Chris Jones. January does seem to fill us all with zeal for improving our lives and how we live them, and Bluegrass Today is not immune to this urge. Our crack […]

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