Catch me with both Drivin' N Cryin' and Jason & the Scorchers!
Hello everyone!  It's finally September and Season VI of the Emmy Award winning Bluegrass Underground starts feeding to PBS stations around the country September 7, 2016.  Check your local listings & here:
Check local listings:
Feed Schedule for Season VI of Bluegrass Underground on PBS:
  • 601 Dave Rawlings Machine
  • 602 The Suffers
  • 603 Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
  • 604 Hurray for the Riff Raff
  • 605 Mac McAnally
  • 606 JJ Grey & MoFro
  • 607 The Cox Family
  • 608 The Lone Bellow 
  • 609 Drivin’ N Cryin’
  • 610 Sierra Hull
  • 611 St. Paul & the Broken Bones
  • 612 Jason & The Scorchers

Bring on 2016!
Hey Y'all,
Another busy year beginning. I leave Tuesday 02 February for short run through Florida with Drivin’ N Cryin’ featuring Yours Truly. 4 shows with DNC culminating with Me pulling double duty with DNC and Dan Baird and Homemade Sin for the first date of an extended USA run starting in Miami, DB & HMS take off on "The Outlaw Country" cruise. Very excited about that. All you people on the American side of "The Pond" can finally get a good look at DB & HMS y'all come on out. The dates are listed at  (sign up on the email option for further updates) and

I'll be doing other dates with DNC later in March, April, and May in the US. In late May it's back to Europe with DB & HMS doing festivals, and some "Semi" acoustic shows. (DB on acoustic, and Me on a small rig electric.) Mo and Micke keeping it "Big" and "Small" at the same time, LOL.?!
I have started working on a new solo record. It'll be done sometime this summer, I think, I'm gone about ½ the time between now and then so we'll see!  I'll get it done though. Y'all come on out and see Me. We are also just starting to book WEH solo dates in Europe for September-ish, again, I think!
There is talk of DNC going back over to Europe in the Fall of 2016, and I'll be back over in October and Nov. for the anual DB & HMS late Fall European run.
There is also an April 1st taping of "Bluegrass Underground with Jason And The Scorchers on April 1st. I'm pulling double duty that day also, as I'm doing a DNC set too. (full release info following this post)
Thank You for Your continuing support, and keep buyin' them Cd's and albums, (as Y'all do). Speaking of which, Gunslinger is back in stock and running a special Limited time Gunslinger/Preachin’ the Gospel combo on the website store.  It helps keep us "Out There". See Ya down the road. W

Drivin' N Cryin'

are excited to announce Live Performance Taping 

Bluegrass Underground Sets Season VI
(held 333 feet below the Cumberland Plateau in the world-famous Volcano Room,
the jewel in the crown of Cumberland Caverns. How cool!)

Nine-time Emmy-winning music show films new series April 1-3.

Tickets Pre-sale Friday, January 29, 2016 (5:00 pm CST)
All remaining tickets go on sale at 10am CST Saturday, January 30, 2016

TICKETS GO FAST - USUALLY witin minutes of going on sale


Award-winning Americana TV series Bluegrass Underground will head back to Cumberland Caverns April 1-3 to shoot its sixth season for PBS. Dubbed “Austin City Limits-meets-Nova,” the roots-music showcase has featured many of the premier artists in bluegrass, country, blues, folk and roots-rock, including The Civil Wars, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, Vince Gill and the Timejumpers, Leon Russell, Hot Rize, Amos Lee, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Lucinda Williams and Railroad Earth.
Shot amid the unparalleled beauty of Cumberland Caverns’ Volcano Room, Bluegrass Underground Season VI will feature another eclectic mix of certified icons, legends-in-the-making and Americana stars of tomorrow. Artists include the GRAMMY-winning bluegrass band The Cox Family, GRAMMY-nominated contemporary bluegrass masters Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, iconic singer/songwriter/musician Mac McAnally,  cowpunk pioneers Jason & The Scorchers, beloved Southern rock band Drivin‘ N Cryin’, Americana kingpins The Dave Rawlings Machine, as well as groundbreaking newer artists like mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull, R&B dynamos St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Brooklyn’s majestic Lone Bellow, New Orleans rabble-rousers Hurray For the Riff Raff, dancefloor-filling jam band JJ Grey & Mofro and the rootsy soul of The Suffers.
It all adds up to the world’s biggest and best subterranean music festival, “The Greatest Show Under Earth”, held 333 feet below the Cumberland Plateau in the world-famous Volcano Room, the jewel in the crown of Cumberland Caverns, an internationally-known tourist destination located in McMinnville, Tenn.
  The new series will start airing this fall, but music lovers can be part of it all right now. Package tickets for all three days go on sale on Friday, Jan.29. In addition, Bluegrass Underground is offering Bucket List ticket packages including food and lodging, and a very limited number of special VIP Experience packages, with lodging in luxury Tennessee cabins, including reserved seating and food plus private concerts and meet-and-greets with the artists.
Tickets sell out in minutes, so plan ahead and buy early to be a part of this years taping. All remaining tickets go on sale at 10am CST Saturday, January 30, 2016.  

Friday, April 1, 7 p.m. - From a Whisper to a Scream

Sierra Hull - The mandolin prodigy from Byrdstown, Tenn., is all grown up and comes to us fresh from releasing her jaw-dropping , Bela Fleck-produced solo album, Weighted Mind.

The Cox Family - One of the finest vocal trios in bluegrass and traditional country, Suzanne, Evelyn and Sidney Cox have returned to the national music scene and released their first album in almost 20 years, the critically-acclaimed Gone Like the Cotton.

Jason & The Scorchers - This year, Jason Ringenberg and his bandmates will celebrate 35 years of smashing down the walls between country and rock, but they sound like they’re just getting started.

Drivin’ N Cryin’ - Frontman Kevin Kinney says DNC “sounds like your record collection” and, with a show that goes from intimate acoustic folk to sprawling arena rock, it’s one really, really, really good record collection.


Saturday 02 April and Sunday 03 April lineups at

Bluegrass Underground Comes to National Prime Time

Feb. 19, Bluegrass Underground will be featured in a one-hour, prime-time national PBS special, presenting the best of the first five seasons of the Emmy-winning show. Check local listings for exact times.

Bluegrass Underground began in August, 2008, when Nashville-based producer Todd Mayo held his first event at Cumberland Caverns’ Volcano Room, presenting the original SteelDrivers, featuring Chris Stapleton on lead vocals. In 2011, after producing dozens of concerts there, Mayo partnered with filmmaker Todd Jarrell, forming Todd Squared to produce Bluegrass Underground as a weekly half-hour show for PBS. WCTE, based in Cookeville, Tenn., became the presenting PBS station. Since then, Bluegrass Underground has won a total of nine Emmy Awards and is nominated  for five more at the 2016 Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards, ceremonies to be held Feb. 27 at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

When & Where I'm Playing


THE 5 SPOT, Nashville, TN  

Well, at one point during My Little portion of the show tonight I had Dan Baird, Brad Pemberton, Joe Blanton, Kevn Kinney, Todd Snider, Chuck Mead, and Elizabeth Cook onstage at the same time, with Me singin' Lead. That AIN"T right!!!!! Elizabeth told Me She "Was pround to have stood in front of Your Amps"!!!! Hell yes, and My Girl Debi-Rue managed to make it to the show too. Thank You DB, Brad, and Joe for being absolutely stellar. Also Thank Kevn Kinney for being an absolute "Bad Ass" See Y'all down in the Atlanta area on Sat. for a drivin' n' cryin' / Cracker co bill.  (Villa Rica) 
I can't wait!!!!! If anyone got a pic of all of Us on stage at the same time. Thank Y'all. Lord, I LOVE livin in Nashville Tennessee.

Blanton, Baird, Hodges, Kinney, Mead, Pemberton, Snider (Sweet Marie) photo courtesy Kathryn Russ

Blanton, Baird, Cook, Hodges, Kinney, Mead, Pemberton, Snider (DNC Straight to Hell) photo courtesy Deone Jahnke


photo courtesy Mitch Laney

Alrighty, going to be a busy year, love busy, thank you,  I'll be playing in Drivin N Cryin, the Euro tour is 21 April 2015 - 02 May 2015, I will be doing every date I am available with them this year. Looks to be a fun year>>>>>confirmed dates, as well as USA dates (beginning Feb 18) are on my shows page or you can go visit DNC at

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin:  We are in Scandinavia (except for Denmark) from May 18-June 1st. Mostly Sweden and Finland (YAY).
There is also an Oslo Norway date in here somewhere???? 
The annual DB & HMS  Swiss / German / Netherlands /UK Euro run will be mid October - Late November. 
A tour in of the USA is scheduled for July of this year for DB & HMS. Lets hope it happens!~!!!  and don't forget to get your copy of Circus Life (CD or Vinyl)

The Bluefields:  There is a Nashville show scheduled for June 7th - Dragon Park, details to come... , don't forget to get your copy of Under High Cotton, Ramshackle and Pure (there only a few copies left of Pure, before it vanishes)

WEH solo electric show at Music City Roots on June 10th. 
Working on a WEH solo Euro tour in late August / Early September. Look out Spain!!!!!!
Possible WEH Euro solo electric shows November - Early December
and Gunslinger is available to post

Jason and the Scorchers:  Check out the concept, JATS live with dancers at the Kennedy Center, April 10, 11, 19 see the story at and get started making your plans for this rarity, come on out and see us, ticket links are on the JATS Shows page or on my Shows page.



Proceed to Store

News in Retrospect

Press release: Warner Hodges & Mikael Fassberg, The Mick Ralphs Blues Band and The Western Sizzlers together in December 

JCPL has a real treat in store for all fans of smokin’ hot electric guitar playing when no less than four world class players hit the road together in December.

Jason & The Scorchers, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin guitar hero Warner E.Hodges, celebrates the release of his brand new solo album, ‘Gunslinger’ by teaming-up with ex-Bonafide guitarist Mikael Fassberg, who’s debut solo album will also be released to coincide with the tour. Expect songs from each album, along with tracks from both guitarists back pages and no doubt a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

As a founder member of both Mott The Hoople and Bad Company, Mick Ralphs needs no introduction to fans of classic British rock music. In December Mick will be showcasing another side of his talent with his critically acclaimed Mick Ralphs Blues Band.

Rounding out the bill and long overdue a return to the UK are The Western Sizzlers featuring Rick Richards of The Georgia Satellites and Izzy Stradlin fame, on lead guitar.

6th Dec – The Greystones, Sheffield
7th Dec – Dingwalls, London
8th Dec – Bootleggers, Kendal
9th Dec – Fruit, Hull
10th Dec – Junction Labour Club, Llandudno
11th Dec – The Musician, Leicester

For details and tickets see

"GUNSLINGER" Solo Album Pre-Sale - Shipping 21 October 2014 

Hey Guys,

I start recording a NEW SOLO ALBUM "GUNSLINGER" today. I am really looking forward to cutting the record. I will be singing lead vocals on this one, as well as  "Slingin" some Heavy Guitar. LOADS of Heavy Guitars!!!!!

I will also have a few good Buddies featured on the record:
Mr. Brad Pemberton will throw down on the drums, as he Always does!. Mr. Dan Baird will contribute his bass virtuosity, and maybe with a little coaxing, we'll get some guitar out of the "Telemeister" too!  Mr. Joe Blanton will man the recording desk, do ALL the art work, sing a bunch of kick ass, back ground vocals, and generally be his bad ass "Do anything else that is missing" Self!!!!  All the tunes were written by Us. It is Gonna be a great record.

Let It Rock, Y'all!!!!! See ya down the road.

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