Saturday, November 20, 2018
Floyd Cramer and Chet Atkins. Two legends at their instruments, two giants in the music industry.
Floyd Cramer’s unique “slip note” piano style was an essential part of countless country, pop, and rock hits in the 1950s and ‘60s and is widely regarded as the standard for country piano. Chet Atkins’ innovative thumb-and-two-finger guitar style led him to become known as one of the world’s preeminent guitar virtuosos, and many of the records he produced for RCA have become classics.
Though Floyd and Chet have passed away, their Nashville Legacy lives on through Floyd’s grandson, pianist Jason Coleman, and Chet’s niece, guitarist Meagan Taylor.
In this concert, Jason and Meagan bring new life to the iconic Nashville Sound of their forerunners through timeless songs, heartwarming stories and captivating family photos and videos. You’ll hear songs like Floyd’s “Last Date” on piano, Chet’s “Freight Train” on guitar, as well as the music of artists like Patsy Cline, the Everly Brothers, and Elvis Presley, all of whose careers were impacted by Floyd and Chet.
“They were wonderful, the show was amazing, and they could not have been more gracious. It was like listening to Cramer and Atkins, with a facelift of today’s generation!”
–Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, Suffolk, VA