'Every Song Tells A Story'
Obie Award winning actor/singer/storyteller Jason Petty is back with the show he was born to write and star in...”Every Song Tells A Story.” This musical tribute showcases Petty's talents in several musical genres....country, pop and folk. Jason and his 4 piece band musically celebrate the songs that generations have come to love...the story songs.
Jason recreates the music perfectly while giving insight into how these amazing story songs came about. You'll get the backstory to Gordon Lightfoot's classic, 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.' You'll hear how Charlie Daniels' classic, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” almost didn't make the album and was only put in at the last moment as a 'filler' song and how George Jones didn't even want to record his classic, “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”
Other legendary artists' compositions will make the audience want to sing along, like Jim Croce's 2 classics...”Bad Bad Leroy Brown” and “You Don't Mess Around With Jim.” Country storytellers are also included with Roger Miller's “Dang Me” and Tom T. Hall's “Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine.” Other artists include Dan Fogelberg, Johnny Cash, Randy Travis, Dan Seals, Jimmy Dean....just to name a few.
Jason's has always said that he “treats the stage like his front porch, so let's all gather around, sing some songs and tell some stories.” Of course, he will perform a couple of Hank Williams' classics as well....'Kawliga' and 'Lost Highway.' Jason's tradition of paying homage to the role that brought him fame carries on in this all-new show. Williams is country's most celebrated songwriter and one of the greatest storytellers this land has ever produced.
The show comes with set, costumes, instruments and top-notch musicians and it will be an instant audience favorite. The show will combine Jason's musical and storytelling abilities. Jason's knack for storytelling has been hailed as “in the style of the great Will Rogers”...with humor and heart