Chase Padgett’s Nashville Hurricane

“Laugh-out-loud funny and flat-out mesmerizing.”

7:30pm Thurs Oct 19
Golden Civic Centre

Best known for his extraordinary solo show 6 Guitars which KHC presented to an ENTHUSIASTIC! audience a couple of years back, Portland-based musician and actor Chase Padgett has created another remarkable winner with Nashville Hurricane. Subtitled “A Curious Tale of Fingerpickin’ Fury,” this is the darkly whimsical recounting of events from 40 years ago when a mysterious acoustic guitarist appeared out of nowhere, conquered the music industry, and then vanished without a trace . . . until now.

Once again Padgett pulls off a one-man tour de force by vividly bringing several unforgettable characters to life. Aside from the Nashville Hurricane himself (a.k.a. Henry Waltrip), there’s Henry’s white trash mother, Brenda, and a blues-playing mentor named Tyrone, with whom Henry shared some crazy gigs on the road.

Great storytelling is at the heart of Nashville: a wealth of anecdotes and songs that are framed by hilarious rants about love, music, growing up in a trailer park, and several peeks into the dark side of show business. And holding it all together is Padgett’s blazingly virtuosic guitar playing, which culminates with a show-stopping performance of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

Nashville Hurricane – Audience Reactions from Chase Padgett on Vimeo.

6 Guitars became hugely successful on the Fringe Festival circuit and elsewhere, and any KHC regular who was lucky enough to see it here two years ago has probably already decided to buy tickets to Nashville. Padgett has been a professional actor, improv comedian, and musician most of his adult life, including stints at Disney World and Universal Studios, so it isn’t surprising that his newest show is getting raves all across North America.

Don’t miss the performance that the Orlando Weekly called: “Laugh-out-loud funny and flat-out mesmerizing.”

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On Sale Sept. 11.
Box Office at Art Gallery of Golden or purchase by phone by calling 250 344-6186.
The first 75 tickets for Members are $15!
After that, Member’s Regular Advance tickets are $20.
Members and Non-Members at the door $25. Students always $5. Tax additional.