- Dec 13, 2018
- 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jason D. Williams
Jason D. Williams has spent a lifetime behind the piano connecting with country and rock ‘n’ roll greats while creating a persona that’s 100% original. After decades of being celebrated for his take-no-prisoners approach to performing country and rock ‘n’ roll penned by others, Williams has added a new element to his artistry, songwriting.
The rock ‘n’ roll history of Memphis looms large in Williams’ world. He recorded for RCA and Sun Records in the 1980s and ’90s, and returned to the recording fold.
Williams performed all of the hand shots for the movie <em>“Great Balls of Fire”</em> starring a young Dennis Quaid and was also featured in <em>“The War Room”</em> documenting Bill Clinton’s race for the White House. He’s also had numerous television appearances and various shows on MTV, VH1 and CMT, including the most recent CMT 2017 Season of <em>Sun Records</em> based right here in Memphis, TN.
A wild man onstage, Jason accredits influences like Jerry Lee Lewis, Moon Mullican, Memphis Slim and Al Jolson, for helping to develop his vast repertoire and seemingly endless energy. <em>“I’ve always welcomed the comparisons; my influences were some of the greatest entertainers ever to be seen.”</em> Jason continues to tour more than 160 shows a year.