PHOTOS: Jason D. Williams At Riverbend

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - by Mark A. Herndon

Jason D Williams is literally on top of his music.  He continues gaining popularity and recognition in the music genre of outlaw, rockabilly, country - rock n roll all the way out to the edge.  These Riverbend Festival photos attempted to capture the energy of Jason D on the Chevy stage. Once Toby Keith took his last step off the Coke stage, Jason D killed the first note on his moving Kawai piano and continued for almost two hours.  Now after you have viewed the photos, let's take a look how others have attempted to describe the feelings, the sound  of Jason D and his tight band from Memphis.
Also important to note is Jason's son Canyon joins in singing with Jason on "I Fly Away".  Also, Chattanooga Music Hall of Fame guitarist John Cady joined band mates 
James "Cadillac Crumb", Bass/vocals; Rodney Polk, Drums; Canyon Williams, tambourine, David Hudson, Harmonica, and "Popcorn" Irvin, drums, guitar, vocals.
 
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. 

Jasons' style is difficult to describe. From Classical to Rockabilly to Country 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.
(source material from Jason D William (Jennifer). http://www.rockinjasondwilliams.com/ 

I want to end this note by sharing this video Jason D. Williams performing "Jesus On The Mainline / Circle Be Unbroken" at Mountain Tough Benefit Downtown Gatlinburg, TN on 12.17.2016 Music City Roots - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaIPjLsAui8

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Chattanooga Live Music, Mark A. Herndon, certified professional geologist and professional photographer grew up in Chattanooga area, graduated from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.  Supports/Promotes connecting people with Creative Arts, Music and Dance to the Chattanooga Live Music Scene by supporting local/regional creative artists, singers, songwriters, musicians, dancers, & bands. Media affiliation is with  www.chattanoogan.com. Check out more at www.facebook.com/chattanoogalivemusic. Email at MAHerndon@ChattanoogaLiveMusic.com 


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