Jason Ringenberg is a bonafide Nashville legend and we couldn't be more excited to welcome him for his first-ever in-store performance at Grimey's! Born and raised on an Illinois hog farm, Ringenberg made his way to Nashville in 1981 and immediately formed cow-punk pioneers Jason & The Nashville Scorchers. Throughout the '80s and '90s the Scorchers (forced to drop 'Nashville' from their name by the suits at their major label) tore up venues across the planet and became known as one of the most exciting live bands of their era. Their instinctive ability to combine traditional country music with high-energy punk rock has not been surpassed to this day. In 2008 they were awarded the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance. Never one to rest on his laurels, in 1999 the "Godfather of Americana" (Mojo) went solo. To date, he has released five Jason Ringenberg solo albums, with everyone from the BBC to USA Today lauding his songwriting. In 2002 he created a children's music character called Farmer Jason, winning numerous awards including an Emmy for his PBS program. His latest album Stand Tall was written whilst participating in the Artist in Residence Program for the National Park Service at Sequoia National Park. It is not hard to imagine him writing songs whilst climbing a 10000 foot Sierra Nevada mountain! That restless spirit will not be stilled. Don't miss this chance to see Jason Ringenberg play a free, all ages set on the Grimey's stage!