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In Search of a Song: Jason Ringenberg part 1

From: ISOAS Media
Series: In Search of a Song with Jason Wilber
Length: 01:00:00

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Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter Jason Ringenberg. This is part one of a two part interview.

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JASON RINGENBERG Part 1: BROADCAST 6 / 15 / 2013
IN SEARCH OF A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUB AIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO ,  and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter Jason Ringenberg . Jason Ringenberg in Kewanee, Illinois and is an American musician, and lead singer of Jason & the Scorchers. He is also a songwriter and guitarist. The band had several hits, including "Golden Ball and Chain" and a blistering rock version of Bob Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie." Ringenberg was especially influential in the mid-1980s when the indie country/rock fusion movement was at its height. His music, and that of similar bands, served as the roots for the "alt country" genre that would arise in the 1990s.
Biography
Born November 22, 1958, Jason came from a place lost in time, a small hog farm near Sheffield, Illinois. The Ringenberg farm bordered the Rock Island Line railroad track. The farm was built by his grandpa Emmerson, and until the current generation, all of Jason’s relatives farmed in Bureau County. His maternal great-grandfather, Peter VanDeKeere,s was known as “The King of the Belgians” because he would help the Belgian immigrants get started in the Sheffield area by giving them food, a place to stay, or a job on his farm. His father’s Ringenberg ancestors were German Mennonites, a sect related to the Amish. Jason enjoyed a very idyllic, if hard working, childhood on the farm.
After touring solo, he reunited with the Scorchers in 2010 and together they released a new studio album titled "Halycon Times."
In 2002 Jason released an album of duets named All Over Creation featuring Steve Earle, Lambchop, The Wildhearts and more.
His most recent solos album, Empire Builders was released in 2004.
He featured on the album Greetings From Cairo, Illinois by Stace England in 2005.

Farmer Jason
These days, when not Scorching, he is head-over-heels involved in his children’s music character, Farmer Jason. He won an Emmy for the “It’s a Farmer Jason!” video program running on PBS stations around the country. The past 10 years he has done close to 2,000 shows as Farmer Jason and Jason Ringenberg solo, touring extensively in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

Topics include: Early memories of being on the family hog farm in northern Illinois, remembering writing his first song at 5 called 'summer on the farm', growing up being influenced by am radio and his brothers and sisters tastes in rock and roll and country music, going to school at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, having some culture shock and moving to Nashville after he graduated, starting Jason and the Nashville Scorchers as a gimick band playing standard country songs in a punk rock style, playing underground circuits, starting to write their own songs, writing Broken Whiskey Glass, the bands history, getting their first major record contract, recording and playing "Absolutely Sweet Marie" by Bob Dylan and their version becoming another signature song.

Musical selections include: Both Sides Of The Line, Mom's Seventieth Birthday Song, Greetings From Nashville, Broken Whiskey Glass, Harvest Moon, White Lies, Beat On The Mountain, Absolutely Sweet Marie.

This program is "Evergreen" and not date specific.

For more information, visit IN SEARCH OF A SONG.COM

Piece Description

JASON RINGENBERG Part 1: BROADCAST 6 / 15 / 2013
IN SEARCH OF A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUB AIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO ,  and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM
Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter Jason Ringenberg . Jason Ringenberg in Kewanee, Illinois and is an American musician, and lead singer of Jason & the Scorchers. He is also a songwriter and guitarist. The band had several hits, including "Golden Ball and Chain" and a blistering rock version of Bob Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie." Ringenberg was especially influential in the mid-1980s when the indie country/rock fusion movement was at its height. His music, and that of similar bands, served as the roots for the "alt country" genre that would arise in the 1990s.
Biography
Born November 22, 1958, Jason came from a place lost in time, a small hog farm near Sheffield, Illinois. The Ringenberg farm bordered the Rock Island Line railroad track. The farm was built by his grandpa Emmerson, and until the current generation, all of Jason’s relatives farmed in Bureau County. His maternal great-grandfather, Peter VanDeKeere,s was known as “The King of the Belgians” because he would help the Belgian immigrants get started in the Sheffield area by giving them food, a place to stay, or a job on his farm. His father’s Ringenberg ancestors were German Mennonites, a sect related to the Amish. Jason enjoyed a very idyllic, if hard working, childhood on the farm.
After touring solo, he reunited with the Scorchers in 2010 and together they released a new studio album titled "Halycon Times."
In 2002 Jason released an album of duets named All Over Creation featuring Steve Earle, Lambchop, The Wildhearts and more.
His most recent solos album, Empire Builders was released in 2004.
He featured on the album Greetings From Cairo, Illinois by Stace England in 2005.

Farmer Jason
These days, when not Scorching, he is head-over-heels involved in his children’s music character, Farmer Jason. He won an Emmy for the “It’s a Farmer Jason!” video program running on PBS stations around the country. The past 10 years he has done close to 2,000 shows as Farmer Jason and Jason Ringenberg solo, touring extensively in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

Topics include: Early memories of being on the family hog farm in northern Illinois, remembering writing his first song at 5 called 'summer on the farm', growing up being influenced by am radio and his brothers and sisters tastes in rock and roll and country music, going to school at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, having some culture shock and moving to Nashville after he graduated, starting Jason and the Nashville Scorchers as a gimick band playing standard country songs in a punk rock style, playing underground circuits, starting to write their own songs, writing Broken Whiskey Glass, the bands history, getting their first major record contract, recording and playing "Absolutely Sweet Marie" by Bob Dylan and their version becoming another signature song.

Musical selections include: Both Sides Of The Line, Mom's Seventieth Birthday Song, Greetings From Nashville, Broken Whiskey Glass, Harvest Moon, White Lies, Beat On The Mountain, Absolutely Sweet Marie.

This program is "Evergreen" and not date specific.

For more information, visit IN SEARCH OF A SONG.COM

Broadcast History

WFHB - Bloomington, Indiana
WNKU - Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area
WHEE - Martinsville, Virginia
WCUW - Worcester, Massachusetts
NIPR - Ft. Wayne, Indiana
KGLT - Boseman, Montana

Timing and Cues

Intro Billboard 00:00 - 00:59 / News Break (or guest intro with song) 00:59 - 05:59 / Music Bed0 5:59 : 06:29 / Segment A 06:29 - 18:59 / Music Bed 18:59 - 19:59 / Segment B 19:59 -38:59 / Music Bed 38:59 : 39:59 / Segment C 39:59 - 58:59 / Music Bed 58:59 - 59:59

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Both Sides Of The Line Jason and the Scorchers Are You Ready For The Country . Capitol 1983 03:56
Mom's Seventieth Birthday Song Jason Ringenberg Side Tracks. Yep Roc Records 2007 02:08
Greetings From Nashville Jason and the Scorchers Are You Ready For The Country. Capitol 1983 02:44
Broken Whiskey Glass Jason and the Scorchers Are You Ready For The Country. Capitol 1983 03:52
Harvest Moon Jason and the Scorchers Are You Ready For The Country. Capitol 1983 03:24
Both Sides Of The Line Jason and the Scorchers Are You Ready For The Country. Capitol 1983 03:56
White Lies Jason and the Scorchers Are You Ready For The Country. Capitol 1983 03:24
Beat on the Mountain Jason and the Scorchers Halcyon Times. 101 DISTRIBUTION 2010 04:45
Absolutely Sweet Marie Jason and the Scorchers / written by Bob Dylan Are You Ready For The Country. Capitol 1983 03:15
Indian Summer (Theme Music) Jason Wilber Behind The Midway. Flat Earth 2000 :29
Northern Lights Seen Over Lewisberg Tennessee (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59
You Don't Know What You're Getting Into (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59
Your Destiny (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59

Additional Credits

Executive Producer - Rich Reardin
Host - Jason Wilber
visitbloomington.com
The Bluebird Nightclub
Airtime Recording Studios

Related Website

http://www.insearchofasong.com