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Farmer Jason American Songwriter

Farmer Jason was thrilled to have been chosen byAmerican Songwriter as their Songwriter of the Week. You can read the interview here.

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Christmas on the Farm with Farmer Jason is racking up some excellent press cover and sales are the best of any Farmer Jason release in years.  American Songwriter and The Huffington Post are two notable publications that will be running feature interviews with Jason in the near future. In the meantime here is are round of some of the best articles and reviews so far –

CMT Edge
Daily Local
Indy Week
Rads Reference Reviews
The Hub
Toledo Free Press
Outsmart

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Squashzilla!

It is quite possible that this is the biggest butternut squash in the history of the entire human race. Strange things are happening in Farmer Jason’s garden!

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If Trees Could Sing

Farmer Jason worked with the Nashville Chapter of the Nature Conservancy on their If Trees Could Sing program. This program feature’s Nashville based artists talking about their favorite tree. Links to these are on You Tube and on special posts with download app instructions near the appropriate trees in Centennial Park.   Farmer Jason chose to talk about the Hackberry tree.

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The Southern Illinois PBS TV station in Carbondale recently filmed an excellent feature on Jason Ringenberg and Farmer Jason.  Jason went to college at SIU in Carbondale graduating in 1981 with a major in University Studies with a minor in History.  This is an extremely well made feature.

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Jason will be appearing live on the syndicated American Public Television (PBS) series MUSIC CITY ROOTS LIVE FROM THE LOVELESS CAFE on Friday Nov 22 at 7.00pm. It is also Jason’s birthday which makes for a nice present. Most PBS affiliates are carrying the series.

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The second part of Jason’s In Search of a Song interview focus’ on Farmer Jason and his solo albums.

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Jason Ringenberg was recently interviewed for In Search of a Song a National Public Radio show that delves deep into a songwriter’s history and influences. “I think this could one of the best radio interviews I have ever done. It truly captures much of went on behind the scenes all those years.” Listen to part one here, part two will air next month.

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Jason will be opening the Ian Hunter UK tour March 11-30.  His old friend and Jason & The Scorchers  colleague Andy York will be playing guitar with Ian, so there might be some jamming going on!

Because of this tour, the Dickson Tennessee Farmer Jason show on March 23 has been moved to March 2.

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The  Nashville Public Television’s (NPT) IT’S A FARMER JASON  video interstitial program has received an Emmy nomination for BEST CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING MID SOUTH REGION.  This newest round of video interstitials (video shorts played between the station’s  long programs) uses songs from the new My Kazoo Music/Universal Music Enterprises album NATURE JAMS. The program was produced by  NPT with the cooperation and support of My Kazoo Music/UME.  NPT’s Ed Jones directs the program.  Kevin Crane at NPT and Rick Dobbis from My Kazoo Music are the executive producers.

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