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Jason Ringenberg

While Gram Parsons may have the distinction of being the grandaddy of the ill-named "alt country" genre, Illinois farm boy Jason Ringenberg is certainly the man who brought the music -- before the phrase was coined -- to the stages of the world with a vengeance. Born in 1959 and raised on a pig farm in southern Illinois, Ringenberg moved to Nashville in 1981 to try his luck as a songwriter. He formed an acoustic country/punk band with drummer Jack Emerson called Jason & the Scorchers and released one EP in 1982 on the defunct Praxis label called Reckless Country Soul. With additional members such as guitar slinger Warner Hodges and bassist Jeff Johnson, the band rechristened themselves Jason and the Nashville Scorchers with Perry Baggs replacing Emerson on the drum kit. The band recorded their debut mini-album, Fervor, in 1983, which caused a stir among American critics. It was the group's live show, with its embodiment old-time rock & roll energy, punk swagger and grit, and country music's elegant excesses that won them fans worldwide. After Lost & Found was issued in 1985, Ringenberg had won enough celebrity to be berated publicly by country music's Ed Sullivan, Ralph Emery on live television and become a major concert attraction all over the globe. The Scorchers disbanded in 1990 and Ringenberg became a solo performer. His debut, One Foot in the Honky Tonk, was met with critical praise but after being dismally promoted, sank without a trace. The Scorchers reunited in the mid-'90s, issuing fine studio albums and a live recording. Ringenberg did not give up his solo career, however, and recorded the simple, haunting acoustic masterpiece, A Pocketful of Soul on his own label in 2000, as well as the rollicking All Over Creation featuring a boatload of guests in 2002, while continuing his touring and recording activities with the band. Ringenberg continues to be a very successful solo act when not playing with the Nashville Scorchers; he's toured the world three times in the 21st century alone. In October of 2003, he tossed everyone a curve ball by recording and releasing his first children's record on the Yep Roc label entitled A Day at the Farm with Farmer Jason. ~ Thom Jurek
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Selected Discography

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Track List: All Over Creation

1. Honky Tonk Maniac From Mars

2. Dreamed My Baby Came Home

3. Bible And A Gun

4. Too High To See

5. James Dean's Car

6. Camille

7. One Less Heartache

8. Mother Of Earth

9. Don't Come Home A Drinkin'

10. Sun Don't Shine

11. Erin's Seed

12. Last Train To Memphis

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Track List: Best Tracks And Side Tracks (1979-2007)

Disc 1

1. Shop It Around

2. The Life Of The Party

3. Bible And Gun

4. Camille

5. Punk Rock Skunk

6. One Less Heartache

7. She Hung The Moon

8. Rainbow Stew

9. For Addie Rose

10. Born To Run

11. The Price Of Progress

12. Prosperity Train

13. A Pocketful Of Soul

14. Eddie Rode The Orphan Train

15. Link Wray

16. Tuskeegee Pride

17. Half The Man

18. Chief Joseph's Last Dream

19. Broken Whiskey Glass

20. The Last Train To Memphis

Disc 2

1. Lovely Christmas

2. Moose On The Loose

3. The Sailor's Eyes

4. Cappuccino Rosie

5. Mom's 70th Birthday Song

6. Help There's A Fire

7. Buckminster Fuller We Need You Now

8. Who's Gonna Feed Them Hogs

9. Paradise

10. Jimmie Rodgers Last Blue Yodel

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Track List: Empire Builders

1. American Question

2. Rebel Flag In Germany

3. Rainbow Stew

4. Tuskegee Pride

5. She Hung The Moon (Until It Died)

6. Link Wray

7. Chief Joseph's Last Dream

8. New-Fashioned Imperialists

9. Half The Man

10. Eddie Rode The Orphan Train

11. American Reprieve

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