Favorite

Down on the Farm 

Cow-punk pioneer courts a new audience: Volume-lovin' kids!

1592159.t.jpg
Jason Ringenberg used to sing about "Broken Whiskey Glass[es]" and the "Shotgun Blues" when he fronted cow-punks Jason & the Scorchers back in the '80s. These days, he sports overalls, wears a goofy hat, and writes songs like "Punk Rock Skunk" and "The Doggie Dance" as Farmer Jason. Still, as far as tot-rockers go, Ringenberg is an amiable fella, retaining most of the 80-miles-an-hour twang he used to play with the Scorchers. His latest CD, Rockin' in the Forest With Farmer Jason, features tunes about tadpoles, butterflies, and other woodland critters. It's fun stuff for kids and grown-ups alike. But Farmer Jason really rocks the barn in concert, where the Nashville singer-songwriter cranks the amps and unleashes G-rated hell. You never knew a song called "The Tractor Goes Chug Chug Chug" could sound so fierce. Farmer Jason plays the Beachland Tavern (15711 Waterloo Road) at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, $8 in advance. Call 216-383-1124 or visit www.beachlandballroom.com for more information.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2 p.m., 2007

Speaking of Highlights

Latest in Get Out

More by Michael Gallucci

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2016 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation