Tag: Chris Jones

Gina Clowes to Chris Jones

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Chris Jones & the Night Drivers have announced the newest member of their band. Gina Clowes will join the group shortly, when Chris and the guys return from their current west coast swing. A Virginia native, and part of the absurdly talented Furtado family, Gina had […]

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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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Ned Luberecki to Becky Buller

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Ned Luberecki has announced this evening that he is giving up his position with Chris Jones & the Night Drivers to accept the banjo spot with Becky Buller. He shared both a statement and a video with us to explain his thinking. “This was one […]

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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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Two big milestones for Chris Jones this week

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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2016 is starting off with a bang for Chris Jones. This week marks the release of his new music video, for One Night In Paducah from his current Mountain Home project, Run Away Tonight, and a very special milestone for his second (third?) career with […]

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2015 Bluegrass Radio Airplay Chart

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Here again is our annual recounting of the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart, showing the Top 30 songs played during 2015 based on total spins from bluegrass radio. It’s a great mix of new songs from our music’s top writers, along with a couple of classic covers, […]

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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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