Greetings from another airport, this time the familiar Edmonton haunts. We’re just back from playing the Mohican Bluegrass Festival in Ohio. It’s a really nice event in a beautiful setting.
What a week it’s been for our new CD, Lonely Comes Easy: Wednesday we had a full house for our Nashville album release party/concert at the Station Inn (see photos). Two days later, on Friday, we checked the Bluegrass Today chart to find that we not only had the number 1 song with our current title track single, but we were also at number 2, as “Wolf Creek Pass” has gotten new life now that it’s out in hard copy form. As if that didn’t already make our day, we had a total of 5 songs in the chart’s top 20!
Meanwhile positive reviews continue to roll in, like the latest one just out on Monday from The Daily Vault: “The word I would use to describe the sound of Chris Jones & The Night Drivers is rich. They are rich in tone, and rich in the depth of their songs. This easily makes Lonely Comes Easy a great album.”
Not rich in money, he should have added, but that probably goes without saying.
We’re excited about the upcoming weekend, when we’ll play a first annual festival that seems like it’s going to be a big success right out of the gate. It’s the Microbluegrass and Brews Festival and we’re there on Saturday, September 21. It’s in Breinigsville, PA, just west of Allentown and just east of Kutztown (I have great memories of playing there with Whetstone Run, and eating at the Kutztown Diner. If you want to fit in with the locals, you’d better pronounce it “Koetz-tahn”).
My Tuesday show this week on Sirius XM‘s Bluegrass Junction will be pre-recorded from the Mohican Bluegrass Festival, featuring interviews with Kenny and Amanda Smith (5:00 PM hour eastern) and Mike Andes of Nothin’ Fancy (6:00 PM hour eastern).
From there it’s on to Raleigh, NC and the IBMA World of Bluegrass. See you somewhere-or-other soon!