Jason & the Scorchers have today’s almost forgotten track

Arriving in Nashville at a time when bands like his just weren’t that understood, Jason Ringenberg and the Scorchers could be country, at times, but, mostly, were bridging the gap between roots music and rock and roll in a way unlike any others at the time (1980s)…it didn’t occur to me until just now that I’m offering two Dylan covers in as many days, but I’ve always been partial to their shambolic delivery of this song, not that the original wasn’t a little shambolic itself…I’m not sure of the band’s current status, as they’ve broken up and reformed on more than one occasion, but I can tell you that their last album was in 2010, and they’ve performed together since then…the Americana Music Association also awarded them a Lifetime Achievement Award about ten years ago in honour of their determination to break down the walls that separate one form from another, and they make their way to my player often…

 

Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then. His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.

Published on October 4, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

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