Chris Jones and the Night Drivers Workshop

Chris Jones

Saturday, February 23rd

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. 

The band 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. Mark Stoffel, who is originally from Munich, Germany, has a mandolin style that perfectly fits the band sound with his beautiful tone, taste, and rhythmic sense. Jon Weisberger, whose playing has made him a sought-after fill-in bass player in Nashville with The Del McCoury Band, the Roland White Band, Larry Cordle, and others, anchors the band’s strong rhythmic foundation. Newest member, Gina Clowes, a driving and innovative banjo player, and another contributor of original material, hails from Front Royal, VA. Mountain Home recently signed her as a solo artist as well, releasing her critically acclaimed album, “True Colors.”

Workshop Format

  • 1:00 - 2:30 Instrument workshops on bass, mandolin and guitar (all levels)
  • 30 minute break
  • 3:00 - 4:30 Ensemble workshop, song arrangement, harmony singing and performance arts. A wide ranging session of Q and A, performance and teaching.

Workshops will be held at the Irish Cultural Centre (6452 - 35 Ave NW, Calgary).

Cost $50 per person, all fees go directly to the artists. Maximum 12 per class. Please bring a notebook and recording device.

To Register: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and indicate your choice of any (or all!) workshops and instrument choice, plus second choice. You will receive a confirmation email.