Boot City Opry Calendar: July, 2014
|July 12, 2014|
All fun aside, Jason D. Williams is truly one of Memphis and the Mid-South’s most electrifying showmen, having performed throughout the region and across the globe for private and public events of all types, from MTV to the White House!
Jason D. Williams is sometimes called a throwback to Jerry Lee Lewis – and perhaps rightly so – as he blows your mind with his on-stage antics, brilliant piano playing, and familiar renditions of rock-a-billy hits from yesteryear. But Jason is much more than that – yes, he is a pure entertainer. One minute crowds are doubled-over laughing hysterically from his off the cuff spontaneous comedy, and the next minute they are on their feet dancing and clapping as his non-stop-stream-of-consciousness-ride is off and running!
If you haven’t ever seen Jason D. Williams perform, consider making a trip! He’s that good. That entertaining. That timeless. That unique.
Enthusiastic, Reckless, Stormy, Rock & Roll in its natural state … This explains why the Kansas City Star Pronounced Jason D. Williams as “the past and future of rock & roll.” The Beacon Journal dubbed him as “The worlds greats piano player.” Most importantly this reminds you of why you got into rock & roll in the first place, to get a little wild.
After seeing a live show there will be no doubt why fans and critics alike agree with that summation of the dynamic piano player from Memphis. Jason D. has the same musical innovation and on the edge attitude as Jerry Lee and Elvis.
Jason’s’ style is difficult to describe. From Classical to Rockabilly to County to Jazz and on to Rock & Roll, Jason D. adapts to each different concert setting he performs.
Television cameras love Jason’s energy and style. He has appeared on such shows as MTV’s News at Night, MTV The Week in Rock, Pat Sajak Show, LIVE! on ABC, Regis and Kathie Lee Show, VH1, VH1′s This is Country, Crook & Chase, Nashville Now, Music City Tonight, Entertainment Tonight, that’s just to name a few.
Jason is on the road over 200 days a year playing to crowds in every setting, from clubs to amphitheaters and many corporate sponsored events. Jason D. is unique, talented and full of raw energy. This is one act you have to see and hear to believe
|July 19, 2014|
A well respected show that keeps you movin’ and groovin’. The Marlinaires have performed at the Boot City Opry in the past and you can expect a great show. “Ten Ways to Play a Fiddle” is a blast.
|July 26, 2014|
Mike Porter and sister Marsha Banning have been performing and harmonizing their way to the hearts of audiences from TN to the Midwest states of Indiana, Iowa and Illinois, where they are active members of the Illinois Country Music Association. They grew up on Traditional/Contemporary Country, and the 50′s and 60′s songs that could be heard at the town square on Saturday night, as well as the upbeat Southern Gospel favorites they sang every Sunday morning in church. Growing up on Panther Creek Lane, the two became dubbed the “Panther Creek Duo”. Mike also began to excel in the art of Yodeling and performing legendary Rockabilly artists like Elvis, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis.
The Panther Creek Duo has won various awards, and performed on the same stage as Joe Diffie, Confederate Railroad, & Clay Walker, to name a few. They are currently the 2008 Illinois Country Music Association’s Duo of the year (for the 4th consecutive year in a row), and their album, “Panther Creek Duo”, has been named 2007 NACMAI Country Music Album of the Year. Mike was also named The 2005 International Grand Champion Yodeler, so yodeling songs are always a unique favorite at his shows. He has opened for Loretta Lynn, Ronnie McDowell and Phil Vasser, to name a few.
Mike currently has 10 albums total, the most recent being, “Nashville Ain’t Gonna Come To Me”. This self written album has already earned 2 International awards and was named the 2008 Illinois Country Music Association’s Album Recording of the Year. In March 2007, Mike was awarded NACMAI Songwriter of the Year, for the title track, “Nashville Ain’t Gonna Come To Me”, and 2007 NACMAI Songwriter of the Year (Holiday), for “It just Don’t Feel Like Christmas”, featured on the album. He also has albums featuring his Classic Country, 50′s and 60′s and Yodeling favorites.
Mike has earned the title of Illinois Country Music Association’s Songwriter of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and the 2008 Male Vocalist in an Opry for his creation and performances in the “Gym Bob’s Jamboree Show”, www.GymBobs.com.
In March of 2009, he earned the title of “The 2009-10 Prairie Thunder Country Idol” winner, (finals were held at the U.S Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, IL).