Friday, January 11, 2013 • 7:30 PM
Mayo Civic Center - Presentation Hall | Map | Tickets
Jason Petty re-creates such Williams’ classics as "I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Your Cheatin’ Heart", "Hey Good Lookin’ ", and many more. But this astonishing show is more than just a Hank Williams tribute. Jason pays tribute to stars that influenced Hank and those stars that Hank influenced including Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, George Jones, and more.
Backed by an authentic four-piece band, "Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes" will make you smile, cry, clap your hands and stomp your feet with excitement.
Jason Petty has made a striking impression on New York’s Theatre District, starring in ‘Hank Williams: Lost Highway,’ which played to sold out audiences at the Little Shubert Theater. Audiences and critics alike were taken back by Petty’s amazing acting ability in his portrayal of Hank Williams.
He won rave reviews from all the major critics, including the New York Times, Variety and Rolling Stone. The NY Post stated it best, "At times it seems as if Petty is not just offering an impersonation of Williams, but channeling his ghost". Another sign of recognition for Petty’s brilliant performance of Hank Williams was being honored with an Obie Award for "Outstanding Actor".
This veteran actor and singer has performed in theatres across the United States, Canada and Europe. Petty began portraying the country music legend, Hank Williams, in 1996 at the world famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Since that time, Petty appeared in national tours of "Lost Highway" and "Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes", a musical revue which Petty authored and starred in.
His acting ability has afforded Petty roles in film, television and theatre. His musicianship and song writing abilities have won him numerous performances on The Grand Ole Opry, and the honor of being invited to perform with the most distinguished songwriters and producers at the exclusive Blue Bird Café in Nashville.