Bring on 2016!
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 http://warnerehodges.com/shows (sign up on the email option for further updates) and https://www.facebook.com/warnerhodges/events.
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
JASON and the SCORCHERS
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 saleTICKETSAward-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. https://www.bluegrassunderground.com/tickets/
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 www.bluegrassunderground.com
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.