Tag: Chris Jones

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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A voice Crying Holy in the wilderness

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Based on the wording in my contract (page 17, about half way down), I’m forbidden from commenting or expressing my opinion about the current preemption of Bluegrass Junction for Radio Hanukkah, which will continue for another five days. I can speak to you about it […]

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Name name, bo bame…

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In the past we’ve discussed the issue of naming bands; I even offered a band-naming kit, in which you take an adjective (e.g. “blue,” “lonesome,” “grease-stained”) and combine it with an article in nature or rustic mode of transportation (e.g. “creek,” “mountain,” “Bombardier Dash-8”). In […]

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Let me say this about that

| November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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One of the most challenging aspects of hosting radio shows is doing interviews. What are the most relevant questions to ask? What are questions other people might not have thought of? How do you get the shortest possible response from someone who has a reputation […]

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