Chris Jones and The Night Drivers in Concert
Millarville Music & The Square Butte Community Association are proud to present Chris Jones & The Night Drivers live in Concert! Don't miss this amazing opportunity to see one of Bluegrass Music's finest groups up close and personal as they begin their tour right here in Millarville, AB on Friday, February 22, 2019.
Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today, and theyre delivering it with a unique blend of dry wit, emotional authenticity and broad humor thats won the loyalty of a growing number of fans across North America and around the world. See below for complete band bio and links.
DOORS Open at 6:00 PM - Cash bar, hot food & snacks available for purchase.
SHOW Starts at 7:30 PM
TICKETS: $30/each ONLINE ONLY ($35/Door) SBCA Members Save $5
ABOUT THE BAND
Chris Jones is a quadruple threat as a singer, a songwriter, a guitarist, and, thanks to his role hosting SiriusXMs Bluegrass Junction, as one of the most widely heard broadcasting voices in bluegrass music. His immediately recognizable voice, warm sense of humor and abundance of talent have combined to make him one of the musics most distinctive personalities, and one of its strongest artists.
He and his band, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are currently signed to one of bluegrass musics top record labels, Mountain Home Music Company, for whom theyve recorded two critically acclaimed albums and generated five #1 songs on the bluegrass music charts. All together, Chris has had nine chart-topping songs, and has won six IBMA awards.
Steve Martin referred to the Night Drivers as ...some of the best players in bluegrass! Chris Jones voice is there with the great masters.
The band is led by Chris soulful lead-singing, songwriting, and solid rhythm and lead guitar. Chris boasts extensive performance credits as a sideman with artists like Lynn Morris, Vassar Clements, Special Consensus, Dave Evans, Earl Scruggs, and the acclaimed Irish band The Chieftains. Mark Stoffel, who is originally from Munich, Germany, has a mandolin style that perfectly fits the band sound with his beautiful tone, taste, and rhythmic sense. Jon Weisberger, whose playing has made him a sought-after fill-in bass player in Nashville with The Del McCoury Band, the Roland White Band, Larry Cordle, and others, anchors the bands strong rhythmic foundation. Newest member, Gina Clowes, a driving and innovative banjo player, and another contributor of original material, hails from Front Royal, VA. Mountain Home recently signed her as a solo artist as well, releasing her critically acclaimed album, True Colors. The band is also becoming known as a songwriters bluegrass band, with Weisberger and Jones now co-writing many of the bands current songs, and all four members contributing material. Jon has had over 200 of his songs recorded by various other artists as well, from The Infamous Stringdusters to Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, including numerous #1 songs. Chris and Jon are both IBMA award-winning songwriters, Jon being the 2012 Songwriter of the Year, and Chris taking home the trophy for the 2007 Song of the Year for Fork in the Road. Altogether, members of Chris Jones & The Night Drivers have won nine IBMA awards and have recorded ten #1 songs, including two from their latest Mountain Home album Made to Move. The Night Drivers also bring name recognition in related fields, as bluegrass fans are well-familiar with Jones for his award-winning work as a SiriusXM DJ, on both Bluegrass Junction and Willies Roadhouse. Meanwhile, Jon Weisberger is heard weekly as co-host and producer of Bluegrass Junctions Hand Picked with Del McCoury.
Check them out online at: www.chrisjonesgrass.com
Square Butte Community Hall (View)
290132 Hwy. 762
Millarville, AB T0L1K0
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|