Barter Theatre to Present CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW, 4/28-5/21
Petty and Deal flawlessly personify Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and many more. Featured songs include: "On the Road Again;" "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man;" "Crazy;" "Hey, Good Lookin';" "Stand By Your Man;" "Coal Miner's Daughter;" "Harper Valley PTA" and "King of the Road."
Jason Petty, Co-creator of "Classic Nashville Roadshow," sees country music as a sort of universal connector of people from all walks of life, "Whatever your mood, country music was written for you. Like George Jones said, 'When you're happy, you enjoy the music. When you're sad, you understand the lyrics.'"
Petty and Deal have both previously performed at Barter Theatre in shows like, "Keep On the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of The Carter Family," "Hank and my Honky Tonk Heroes" and "Always...Patsy Cline." Petty and Deal first met at Barter Theatre while performing in the cast of "Ring Of Fire" in which Petty played Johnny Cash and Deal performed as June Carter. During their time at Barter Theatre, Petty and Deal began their collaboration on "Classic Nashville Roadshow."
Petty has toured the United States, Canada and Europe with his award winning portrayal of Hank Williams. Similarly, Deal, a recent inductee to the Atlanta County Music Hall of Fame, tours the country with her one-woman show, "Katie Deal in Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline." Both performers have been recognized nationally for their authentic country sound and dedication to keeping traditional country music alive.
"Classic Nashville Roadshow" is made possible by the corporate sponsorship of the Barter Theatre Board of Trustees. Barter Theatre is funded in part by The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.