Jason Ringenberg

Born 22 November 1958.
Jason Ringenberg


Jason Ringenberg (born November 22, 1958 in Kewanee, Illinois) is an American musician, and lead singer of Jason & the Scorchers. He is also a songwriter and guitarist.

The band had several minor hits, including "Golden Ball and Chain" and a blistering rock version of Bob Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie."

Ringenberg was especially influential in the mid-1980s when the indie country/rock fusion movement was at its height. His music, and that of similar bands, served as the roots for the "alt country" genre that would arise in the 1990s.

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  1. Review of Best Tracks And Side Tracks

    Best Tracks And Side Tracks 2008

    Reviewed by Chris White
    Much more than just an earnest hillbilly twanger, Ringenberg is a songwriter of...
  2. Review of Empire Builders

    Empire Builders 2007

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    Best known for his mid-eighties work with cowpunk tearaways The Scorchers, Jason...
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