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!
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.
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.
The second part of Jason’s In Search of a Song interview focus’ on Farmer Jason and his solo albums.
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.
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.
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.
I had a great time at the Dreamfield Farms shows last weekend near Union Springs Alabama. Having known two of the owners Van Wadsworth and Christy Crow for several years from JR and FJ shows, I have watched DFF grow from an idea to a great reality. Dreamfield Farms is a fantastic place to spend a day in the great outdoors. They have farm animals, old fashioned country games, a huge corn maze, tractors, hay rides, pig races, great food, and sometimes even music from yours truly. I love doing shows there.
Here are some great shots of the Ronnie Stokes 6th birthday party show in Sledemere, Yorkshire, England. We did the show in a lovely old town hall in a very small Yorkshire farm town. Ronnie and his friends were such a lovely audience. Ronnie knew all the songs! reat shots of the Ronnie Stokes 6 year birthday party show in Sledemere Yorkshire England. We did the show in a lovely old town hall in a very small Yorkshire farm town. Ronnie and his friends were such a lovely audience. Ronnie knew all the songs!