Weisberger, Jon


  • From Nashville. Grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
  • Plays bass (currently with Chris Jones and the Night Drivers) and has released several solo projects but is probably best known as a writer of songs and liner notes for albums by other well-known bluegrass artists.
  • Has played bass with numerous bands: Union Springs, The Wildwood Valley Boys, Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time, Sally Jones, The Lonesome Heirs (with Andy Falco, Jeremy Garrett and Ned Luberecki) and Chris Jones and the Night Drivers to name a few.
  • 2000, won the IBMA Award for Print Media Personality of the Year.
  • 2005, won the Charlie Lamb Award For Excellence In Country Music Journalism.
  • For many years, produced a radio program “Handpicked with Del McCoury” for the Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Network Bluegrass channel.
  • 2008, released solo project “If This Road Could Talk” album featuring his own compositions performed by guest artists.
  • 2012, won the IBMA’s first award for Songwriter of the Year.
  • 2013, was elected Chairman of the Board of the IBMA.
  • 2014, released solo project I’ve Been Mostly Awake (no label) album featuring his original songs performed by guest artists. “I’ve Been Mostly Awake” is a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the acronym IBMA.
  • 2019, left Chris Jones and the Night Drivers after 17 years to focus on his songwriting and to work with the A&R team at Mountain Home Music. He is also teaching bass at East Tennessee State University.