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The James Dean Gallery and cities of Fairmont and Marion, Indiana
dedicated a new monument to James Dean at his birth site. During the ceremony they played Jason’s song “James Dean’s Car” from his “All Over Creation”cd.
This was a big summer for all incarnations of Jason. The Scorchers did a very successful mini-run on the UK culminating a headlining spot on the Outlaw Country Stage at the Rambling Man Festival. Both the Leicester and Sheffield shows were sold out. Here is a review of the Leicester show from the UK blog “Three Chords and the Truth“
Farmer Jason’s 2.5 week residency at the Indiana State Fair was a huge success. He did 51 shows in 17 days! This year’s Indiana State Fair theme was “The Year of the Farmer” so Farmer Jason fit right in. In fact the stage was right next to “Fuzzy the Horse” and several dozen vintage tractors! “John Deere” indeed! TV and the press gave his show great coverage including mentions on NBC Affiliate WTHR WISH TV’s morning show feature and the Indy Star’s “Top Six Things To Do In Indianapolis” rundown as well as Indy Star: Hipster Guide to the Fair and NUVO: Nora at the Fair blog
NBC uses the 1985 Jason & The Scorcher’s classic “White Lies” as a bumper going into a commercial during the 2015 opening NFL game between New England and Pittsburg.
The Kennedy Center shows were a huge success. The Friday show was sold out and the Saturday show sold close to capacity. Jason narrated prose about the life of a musician while dancers with the Bowen McCauley Dance Company did a full choreographed routine as Jason and the Scorchers played the songs live. Jason: “This was definitely one of the high points of my career. To perform at the Kennedy Center with such an original program was simply unforgettable. I will always cherish the memories of this incredible event. A big thanks to Lucy Bowen-McCauley who made it all happen, the dancers, and the Kennedy Center. ”
Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) teams up with country-punk rock music legends Jason and The Scorchers, credited by Rolling Stone Magazine for “rewriting the history of rock-n-roll in the South,” to create Victory Road.
The world premiere of Victory Road takes place on April 10 and 11, 2015 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater. The band joins BMD onstage for an electrifying performance about a boy who leaves his hometown with the dream of becoming a music star in the 1980s.
Featuring music from their deep collection, Lucy Bowen McCauley unites with Jason and The Scorchers to transform their songs into movement – a journey of hope, tragedy, and triumph set to the sounds of country, punk rock, hard rock, and country rock.
“The combination of earthy, lyric-driven, guitar-based live, country rock and the elegant movements of the Bowen McCauley dancers were irresistible.” – Buzz McClain, Senior Editor at George Mason University.
“Throughout my career I have always hoped that the music of Jason and The Scorchers would be set to dance. Our music is rooted in old Sothern folk, Celtic melodies, and first-wave punk rock, all of which are dance based. When Lucy approached me with the idea, it was an instant no brainer to jump aboard the train. In fact, it is what I have always wanted to see happen” says Ringenberg.
Lucy adds, “I have loved Jason’s music for many years. It is a wonderful honor to choreograph to his stunning songs and to work with such a disarmingly humble genius.”
For more information and to purchase tickets visit – www.bmdc.org/victory-road
For those of you hoping to attend Farmer Jason’s popular show at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville you can now buy tickets online here. As with previous years proceeds from this show are go to Nashville Public Televisons annual spring pledge drive. This has become the biggest show in Farmer Jason’s calender and advance purchase of tickets is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Here’s Farmer Jason performing Christmas Riddles on the December 17th edition of Music City Roots.
Dang the farmers and pirates are joining forces! This shot of Jason and ‘Blue Buccaneer’ Tom Mason being interviewed by Craig Havinghurst was was taken in December at a recording of Nashville’s Music City Roots, a televised concert series which airs on PBS and the internet. Photo courtesy of Anthony Scarlati.
We were blessed with a couple of press pieces over the Christmas period. The first was this interview in The Huffington Post that hit Christmas Eve, the second a wonderful review of Christmas On The Farm which appeared on the Deep Roots blog site. A lovely way to round out 2014 and the Christmas On The Farm campaign.