Jason (as Farmer Jason) was thrilled to have been chosen by American Songwriter as their Songwriter of the Week. You can read the interview here.
Jason & The Scorchers get a glowing endorsement from über fan Ginger Wildheart in Classic Rock magazines cult bands feature.
Hello my friends! Well I have finally decided to make a Farmer Jason Christmas record! The idea has been incubating in my mind for several years. Last fall I decided to jump in full force. I have several new songs written for the project and have picked out the standards I would like to record. The songs will be both sacred and secular based. One of the originals is called “Santa Drove a Big John Deere”. You can imagine how fun it is… Another called “The Animals Sang” puts into song the old legend that the stable animals sang and talked that first Bethlehem Christmas. I have to say it is quite beautiful and will make a great recording. I can already hear my musician friends singing rounds and chorus layers on that one.
I do need your help to make this project a reality. I wouldn’t ask you to throw in on this if it wasn’t necessary. We have set a goal of raising $10,000 through Indie Go Go. That will fund the recording, artwork, mastering, and manufacturing costs. If we get anything over that amount the extra will go into promoting the record or further development on the ongoing Farmer Jason TV projects. Rest assured every penny will be spent wisely and thankfully.
We decided to make the basic perk structure pretty simple. In a nutshell here it is:
FARMER JASON FARMHAND LEVEL
$15.00 for US residents and $20.00 for international residents- a signed cd in advance of the release date
FARMER JASON TRACTOR LEVEL
$60.00 for US residents and 70.00 for international residents- your name or any dedication you wish listed on the cd artwork as a Farmer Jason Tractor Level Supporter and 2 signed cds.
FARMER JASON PRIME HARVESTER LEVEL
$150.00 for US residents and $165.00 for international residents- a special MP3 delivery of Farmer Jason singing a customized “We Wish You a Merry Christmas/Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer” medley with a personal greeting and insertion of whatever name you wish into the songs, your name or dedication listed on the cd artwork as a Farmer Jason Prime Harvester Level Supporter, and 3 signed cds.
At all levels, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to give me any specific dedication or autograph instructions. I will personally make sure we get this right.
So thank you my friend. Your help will be deeply appreciated.
Best always and THANK YOU!
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.