HANK AND MY HONKY TONK HEROES
THERE IS ONLY ONE HANK WILLIAMS...AND ONLY ONE ACTOR WHO CAN BRING HIM TO LIFE...JASON PETTY. JASON IS THE ONLY ACTOR TO PORTRAY HANK WILLIAMS IN NEW YORK CITY'S HIT OFF BROADWAY MUSICAL, "LOST HIGHWAY", WHERE HE WON AN OBIE AND MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS FOR HIS PERFORMANCE. ONLY JASON HAS PORTRAYED HANK IN "LOST HIGHWAY" AT NASHVILLE'S WORLD FAMOUS RYMAN AUDITORIUM. YOU WANT MORE PROOF...OVER A DOZEN APPEARANCES ON THE GRAND OLE OPRY... HUNDREDS OF INCREDIBLE REVIEWS FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, BILLBOARD, ROLLING STONE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND MORE... THOUSANDS OF SHOWS PLAYED... MILLIONS OF FANS THRILLED. THEATRE OWNERS, CRITICS AND AUDIENCES AGREE...JASON PETTY IS THE ORIGINAL AND THE BEST.
"I PLAYED WITH HANK FOR MANY YEARS AND I WAS HIS BEST FRIEND. NO ONE IN MY TIME HAS COME CLOSER TO HANK'S LOOK, SOUND AND NATURAL CHARISMA THAN JASON. HE'S THE BEST, HANDS DOWN!"
---DON HELMS (1927-2008), MEMBER OF THE DRIFTING COWBOYS (HANK'S BAND)
Jason re-creates such Williams' hits as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Hey Good Lookin' ", "Kaw-Liga", "Cold Cold Heart", "Lovesick Blues" and many more. But this astonishing show is more than just a Hank Williams tribute...thus the title. Jason pays tribute to stars that influenced Hank and those stars that Hank influenced. Backed by an authentic four-piece band, "Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes" will make you smile, make you cry, and make you clap your hands and stomp your feet with excitement.
Don't miss Jason's award-winning performance as he brings Hank's music back to life in this insightful, energetic show.
Jason also pays tribute to those who influenced Hank and those Hank influenced. Some of these artists include: Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, The Carter Family, George Jones, Webb Pierce and more. This show is a MUST-SEE for all country music fans!
ROLLING STONE --
"Jason Petty, who plays Williams, doesn't just capture the phrasing and cadences of Williams' singing. He varies his delivery with the command of a performer who is fully inhabiting his character, not merely rendering him. I was genuinely surprised, even stunned, by Petty's forceful, clear-eyed and moving depiction of Williams." - Anthony Decurtis
ST. LOUIS POST_DISPATCH--
" The kid's a hit! If you weren't a Hank Williams fan when you walked in, you were when you walked out. He has Williams' moaning yodel down pat."
NEW YORK POST--
"At times it seems as if Petty is not just offering an impersonation of Williams, but channeling his ghost.
---Donald Lyons/Dan Aquilante
NEW YORK TIMES --
"Jason Petty does a remarkably good job of rendering Williams' famous melodies with the silky warble and sob that recreate their touching simplicity."