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Jason Ringenberg was born and raised on an Illinois hog farm that bordered the Rock Island Line Railroad. When he left for Nashville on 4th July 4, 1981, to pursue his dream of "making a band that could kick American roots music into the modern age!" little did he know just how far that kick would go. He immediately formed Jason & The Scorchers and never looked back. Throughout the '80s and '90s they tore up venues across the planet and became known as one of the most exciting live bands of their era. On classic LPs like Fervor and Lost and Found they "singlehandedly rewrote the history of rock 'n roll in the South" (Rolling Stone.) 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.

"The Godfather of Americana… the spirit of Woody Guthrie rocks on in Daddy Ringenberg's boy."
- Mojo (UK)
"One of the most overlooked country rock pioneers in the business… Ringenberg has gained the reputation as one of the most dynamic live performers of his generation."
- The Times (UK)
"Although Gram Parsons and Uncle Tupelo have elicited more reverence as country-rock avatars, Jason's musical imprint remains more vital than either's."
- No Depression
"…one of America's proudest rebels, it is hard to imagine the current Americana scene without his pioneering work…"