Solo performances by Jason RingenbergEdit
Legendary Nashville singer-songwriter and alt-country, cow-punk pioneer Jason Ringenberg will bring his guitar and songbook to charm and entertain you. Jason's performance will feature songs from his riveting new album, Empire Builders. Many folks remember Jason from his barnstorming days with Jason & the Scorchers. These concerts will be, well, quieter. But just as exciting and a lot more intimate. So come meet Jason and hear his newest and greatest work.
The music begins at 8:00 p.m. Both events are BYOB and request at $10.00 donation for Jason. Please RSVP to the respective host so they can plan appropriately.
Friday, April 8, 2005 in Hendersonville - 8:00 p.m.Edit
- Where: 431 Crooked Creek Road in Hendersonville
- Directions will be posted here the week of the concert.
- RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're planning to come.
- Host: Thomas Beckett II & family.
- Directions: Assuming you're coming from downtown Hendersonville ....
- - Kanuga Road runs southwest out of town. After "busy bend", follow Kanuga to and straight through the traffic light at Erkwood Road.
- - From Erkwood, follow Kanuga less than half a mile and turn left onto Crooked Creek Road. There is an attractive sign announcing the entrance to the Crooked Creek subdivision.
- - Follow Crooked Creek as it winds to the right and down the hill (kindly observing the 25 mph speed limit). The road passes a pond on the right and golf course on the left, at the corner of Crooked Creek and Hudson Street. Our house is on the right just after the pond. Turn right onto Hudson Street and park in the circular drive off of Hudson.
- 431 Crooked Creek Road; Hendersonville, NC 28793
Drive carefully! Looking forward to meeting y'all.
Saturday, April 9, 2005 in Asheville - 8:00 p.m.Edit
- Where: 87 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
- If you can't find it on Mapquest, ask for directions when you RSVP.
- RSVP to Stephen Lutz, email@example.com so he knows what to expect.
- Host: Stephen Lutz and family.
These People Know What They're SayingEdit
After a dozen albums with his trail-blazing band the Scorchers and five solo outings, Ringenberg’s lost none of his anti-establishment spirit or his clear focus. The spirit of Woody Guthrie rocks on in daddy Ringenberg’s boy. - Johnny Black, MOJO
He still has that unbelievable energy level…high kicking around the stage like the 20 something country punk he once was, well still is really… as a protest singer there are few better and none more entertaining. - Jeremy Searle, AMERICANA UK
Ringenberg remains fiercely proud of America’s rebels…Though his Opry inspired outfits may make it hard to take him seriously, EMPIRE BUILDERS is no joke. - Denise Sullivan, ROLLING STONE.COM
EMPIRE BUILDERS [4 Stars]: The trailblazing cow punk who led Jason and the Scorchers may have matured musically but this heartfelt exploration of American immigrant settlers and community packs a real emotional and political punch. Simply, but effectively, he articulates despair at America’s place in the world, often based on his own experiences, and counter-balances the serious message with a bunch of tunes like Rebel Flag In Germany, New Fashioned Imperialist and Tuskegee Pride.” - Neil McKay, THE BELFAST TIMES
EMPIRE BUILDERS sets Jason Ringenberg’s stall as social commentator on his fourth solo outing; a fine collection of country rock. It’s a bold step…which questions America’s role in the world.” - Jerry Ewing, Classic Country [4 Stars]
EMPIRE BUILDERS is arguably the most powerful, personal, and important album of Jason Ringenberg’s 24 year career. - L. Kent Wolgamott, THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR
ALL OVER CREATION marks a spectacular return to form by one of the most overlooked country rock pioneers still in the business… Ringenberg has gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic live performers of his generation… - David Sinclair, THE TIMES (England)
THE BEST SOLO SHOW OF 2001: Jason Ringenberg at Shubas. The frontman for Jason and the Scorchers, Ringenberg stepped into the solo acoustic spotlight in a show that proved he could still rock without the heat of the band. - THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES