Jason Petty Band
Music magically transports us to the times when life was so romantic…and those times were the golden years of music by Hank Williams and then Elvis Presley.
In “Legends: Hank and Elvis”, Petty will follow the significant similarities between the two icons. Here is how Jason describes them: “I have a deep interest in these two very gifted men, both Southerners were born into poverty and were essentially loners. Both had very strong mothers who helped guide their early lives and to whom both were devoted. These mothers also were firmly rooted in religion and raised their boys around gospel music. Both learned their musical craft at the feet of poor, black blues musicians and singers. Hank and Elvis rocketed to stardom, thus affecting their entire lives. Both changed music forever.”
Jason Petty, the writer, director and performer of this and several other national renowned musical shows, has roots deep in Hickman County. He spent his summers with his grandmother and father in Primm Springs, TN and says he learned his love of music singing Gospel with his grandma. His admiration of Hank Williams and Elvis Presley came by listening to the radio with his dad. Jason still has family members in our area. Greatly inspired he has dedicated his professional life to paying tribute to these historic artists. More than a musical review, this is storytelling at its best.
This concert was performed at East Hickman HS Auditorium on April 4, 2015 to an audience of over 350.