Monday, June 09, 2008

JATS lifetime achievement award

It's about time. Jason & the Scorchers will be receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Americana Music Association on September 18 in Nashville. A great article about it HERE. They say:
They were punk. They were country. They were rock. Perhaps most of all, they were originals. Jason and the Nashville Scorchers, as they were originally called, were messiahs for a 1980’s American rock scene suffering from a slight inferiority complex and aching for pride and grit. Together, frontman Jason Ringenberg, guitarist Warner Hodges, bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer Perry Baggs, personified roots music experimentation, boasting an unparalleled respect for and familiarity with honky tonk, while wielding innate punk savvy. It wasn’t just how they said it: What they were saying also resonated. Ringenberg’s songwriting often drew heady thematic comparisons to Southern Gothic literary giants like Flannery O’Conner or William Faulkner, and Hodges’ influential guitar work roared in response as the punk-rock backbone of their euphoric sound’s dual-personality.

And to think... my friend Jason Ringenberg played in our little pavilion just last year. Cool that. Looks like we'll be heading to Nashville in September.

5 comments:

Carrie Jade said...

Yay! How exciting!!

Whisky Prajer said...

Hm. "Nashville in September" ... is it possible? Hm ....

dan h. said...

WP,
Yes... you should do this! Doesn't your wife have a million or so free airline miles you can use? It would be a nice vacation for the two of you.

Bone Machine said...

This award couldn't go to a better group of gentlemen.

dan h. said...

Hey Lee,
Great to hear from you again! I suppose it goes without saying that you will be in Nashville come September, right?

Thanks for dropping by.