Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pick of the Day: Jason D. Williams at Music City Roots

Posted By on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 5:00 AM

Jason D. Williams at Music City Roots
Where: Loveless Cafe Barn
When: Wed., Jan. 12, 7 p.m.
Price: $5-$13

There were times during the last half-century when it would’ve been a liability to play up a link to the spirit — and possibly also the DNA — of Jerry Lee Lewis the way Memphis’ Jason D. Williams does. But piano-pounding spitfires are few and far between these days, and Lewis himself has circled back around to rock ’n’ roll after a good many years in country and been celebrated for it.

Williams cut a record for Sun almost two decades ago, and he playfully references The Killer with both the title and the opening track of his new album, Killer Instincts. But thanks in part to East Nashville’s own Todd Snider — onetime Memphis resident himself — who produced the thing and egged on Williams’ bizarre, on-the-fly lyric writing, he also sounds like his own odd and inspired man.

Also on tonight's bill: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Ragbirds and Woody Pines. Check the Music City Roots website in case of bad weather.

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