Tag: Chris Jones

Tax time for grassers

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It has been my contention for a long time that a great number of bluegrass music fans have no idea how little money the average bluegrass picker lives on. That’s generally how the average bluegrass picker would like it to be, too, since people in […]

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You’re My Family Now video from Chris Jones

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Chris Jones & the Night Drivers have released a live performance video for their new single, You’re My Family Now, on his current Rebel album, Lonely Comes Easy. It was shot at The Laurel Theater in Knoxville TN. Chris tells us that the song has the […]

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If you can make it to the phone, you can make it to the gig

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We’ve heard it countless times: “The show must go on.” But is that just a cliché that’s virtually meaningless in practice, like “don’t take any wooden nickels,” “a stitch in time saves nine,” or “must take delivery from dealer stock”? To be honest, I’ve never […]

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Feed a cold, starve a touring musician

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Last week, I introduced the radical idea that the road life may not be the idyllic lifestyle it’s imagined to be. This week I’m ready to come right out and declare that it’s also downright unhealthy. In a recent survey of occupations that are hazardous […]

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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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