Jason Ringenberg Biography (Wikipedia)
Jason Ringenberg (born November 22, 1958 in Kewanee, Illinois) is an American musician and the lead singer of Jason & the Scorchers. He is also a songwriter and guitarist.
Jason & the Scorchers had several minor hits, including "Golden Ball and Chain" and a rock version of Bob Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie."
Ringenberg was most influential in the early to mid 1980s when the indie country/rock movement was at its height. His music, along with similar bands, founded the emergence of the alternative country and Americana genres within indie rock music.
In 2008, Jason and the Scorchers received the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in the Performance Category.