Ever since moving from his family’s hog farm in Southern Illinois to Nashville, TN in 1981, Jason Ringenberg has been an iconic Americana artist since day one. He has pioneered the genre from his high-energy roots-rock band, Jason & The Scorchers, to his Emmy Award-winning children’s music with Farmer Jason and to his solo efforts as himself carving out space all his own. Jason’s reverence of country music and rock music has always been his forte, mixing the sounds of Hank Williams, The Ramones, and a dash of Bob Dylan along with his tenor voice.
In his songs, he tears out pages of history books, doubts Shakespeare, and praises The Bible to express his innermost feelings. His latest album, Rhinestoned, has carried the torch even further and gotten praise from magazines and radio worldwide. “Ringenberg shines on Rhinestoned with his canny songwriting, his propulsive and bright guitar work, and his raw vocals. He’s an expert at going straight to our hearts with a lyric wrapped in a tune so danceable that the words linger long after the song’s finished.” – No Depression “possesses a ready wit and an insightful attitude that’s made each of his offerings well worth attaining.” — American Songwriter
Jason has been awarded an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award, a TV Emmy, and an exhibit in the Country Hall of Fame, but appearing on the Grand Old Opry is a total dream come true. Sit back and listen to why Mojo Magazine in the U.K. calls Jason Ringenberg; “the Godfather of Americana music.”