NIGEL MARTYN PRESENTS
CHRIS JONES AND THE NIGHT DRIVERS
Fri 2 Mar | 8.00pm | £13.00
Whether it’s in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today, and they’re delivering it with a unique blend of dry wit, emotional authenticity and broad humour that’s won the loyalty of a growing number of fans. Steve Martin referred to the Night Drivers as ‘some of the best players in bluegrass! Chris Jones’ voice is there with the great masters.’
Chris’ range of talents took centre stage at the IBMA’s Awards Show in 2007, where he earned both a Song Of The Year award as a co-writer of ‘Fork In The Road’, the title track of the year’s Album Of The Year by the Infamous Stringdusters, and the organization’s Broadcaster Of The Year trophy. The occasion marked the first time that both music and industry awards have gone to a single person.
He and the band are currently signed to one of bluegrass music’s top record labels, Mountain Home Music Company, where last year’s debut album, ‘Run Away Tonight’, yielded the bluegrass hit single ‘Laurie’ which spent 20 weeks on Bluegrass Today’s weekly airplay chart, six of those weeks at #1.
This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret-style seating layout.