We are honored to be able to partner with Chris Jones and Night Drivers to premiere their brand new song "Bed of Snow." Befitting of our pandemic times, the song speaks of how there is hope even in the midst of the toughest times. Click HERE to listen to the song.
Chris Jones talks about the song which he co-wrote with Thomm Jutz, "I live in northern Alberta where snow covers the ground for at least 6 months. While I was on my in-laws' farm I thought about the hope that lies under that snow, even after a bad year. It became a metaphor for the pandemic period, and I got together with Thomm Jutz via video chat and wrote the song."
"Bed of Snow" is taken from Chris Jones and Night Rider's btand new album Make Each Second Last which releases today. The album is their most diverse album to date. There are takes on travel, from "We Needed This Ride" to "Whither You Roam" to "Riding The Chief," lost love ("Quiet Click") and life at home ("Leave It At The Gate") and abroad ("Silver City"), but there are also meditations on less intimate matters, whether it's the encouragement to speak one's mind in "We Need To Hear From You," the compelling observation of "Everybody's Got A Line" or the compassionate consideration of common humanity in "They're Lost Too" and cautious, almost wistful hopefulness of "Bed Of Snow."
Whether written with GRAMMY-nominee Thomm Jutz, frequent collaborator Jon Weisberger, new colleague van't Hof, veteran mandolinist Mark Stoffel - that would be the album's lone instrumental, "Groundhog's Retreat" - or by Jones himself, there's not a song or performance in the collection that doesn't bear Jones' indelibly distinctive stamp.
You can download or stream the album HERE.
About Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
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 humor that's won the loyalty of a growing number of fans across the country, from MerleFest in North Carolina to California's Huck Finn Jubilee, and around the world.
Steve Martin referred to the Night Drivers as ". . . some of the best players in bluegrass! Chris Jones' voice is there with the great masters." Americana artist Jim Lauderdale said of Chris, "He continues to have one of the most distinctive and best voices in music, period."
The band - which is Mark Stoffel on mandolin, Grace van't Hof on banjo and ukelele and Marshall Wilborn on bass - is led by Chris' soulful lead-singing, songwriting, and solid rhythm and lead guitar. Chris boasts extensive performance credits as a sideman with artists like Lynn Morris, Vassar Clements, Special Consensus, Dave Evans, Earl Scruggs, and the acclaimed Irish band The Chieftains.
Altogether, members of Chris Jones & The Night Drivers have won more than a dozen IBMA awards and have recorded more than ten #1 songs. The Night Drivers also bring name recognition in related fields, as bluegrass fans are well-familiar with Jones for his award-winning work as a SiriusXM DJ, on both Bluegrass Junction and Willie's Roadhouse.