Back Words: review of the Chris Jones show

The interview with Chris Jones, featured in the October 12th installment of the radio show In Search of a Song, is quite a delight. Chris is a very interesting person who writes very fine songs—songs with strong presence. Working in the bluegrass genre, Chris’ featured recordings were impressive, sure of purpose, and well worked out in their arrangements. I found them interesting and refreshingly good-hearted.
There are those who look at songs primarily as facets or glimpses of the songwriter; there are those who view the songwriter as a conduit for social energies; there are those who see songs as uniquenesses expressing an inspired moment.   There is something in Chris Jones’ songs for all these perspectives: Chris, as a person, is charming, forthright and interesting. His songs are relevant to today’s world. His style is often inspired in aspect, with the calm dignity and balanced energetic happiness that offers encouragement to those who listen.
Yet most of all Chris’ songs, as featured on the show, are enjoyable and life-affirming. The interview conveys a brightness of character that is most welcome.



About Executive Producer Rich Reardin

Rich Reardin is the Executive Producer of IN SEARCH OF A SONG with Jason WIlber. Rich is a radio producer, recording engineer, artist, cartoonist, and musician.
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