Jason Ring is known as the "one man blues-country-bluegrass band" and has been characterized by the International Bluegrass Music Association as one of the "Fresh Sounds in the World of Bluegrass" (IBMA, Jan 2008).
Along with award winning vocals, Jason can skillfully play almost any stringed instrument including guitar, banjo,mandolin, dobro and bass. Don’t be surprised if he also throws down on a smooth skat including his impressive “mouth trumpet.”
As a one man show, he impresses with the use of a loop station enabling him to have the sound of a full band. And no question, when performing live and looper is in use, all music is played and recorded on the spot, he wouldn’t have it any other way - why not keep the audience involved and guessing what’s coming next. With all his instruments at hand, those "flaming fingers" enable his style and demeanor to be unmatched.
From his birth in Galax, Virginia in the shadow of the world-famous Galax Fiddler's Convention to his love and mastery of the Delta Blues and everything in between, Jason is a must-see artist. His music is a 25 year stew still in the brew. At the age of 5, by the instruction of his family, Jason started playing bluegrass and piedmont blues. Over time jazz, ragtime, and gypsy swing made it's way through Jason's music.
Jason Ring has become a mainstay in the entertainment scene in central and southwestern Virginia. Now this multi-faceted artist has released a follow-up to his first album, “Patchwork” entitled, “Dry County Courier.” Jason’s latest album powerfully displays not only his control of the musical traditions that have helped define American culture, but also demonstrates his passionate energy and overall love of traditional roots music - with a personal spin, of course.