Cowichan Performing Arts Centre presents

Nashville Hurricane

A Curious Tale of Fingerpickin' Fury

"Nashville Hurricane is a force of nature. Don't let it pass by without you." - CBC

"Padgett had the audience hanging on every note and word." - Winnipeg Free Press

"Laugh out loud funny and flat out mesmerizing" - Orlando Weekly

"A marvel of storytelling ... the audience leaped to a standing ovation" - Calgary Herald

40 years ago a mysterious acoustic guitarist appeared from nowhere, conquered the music industry, and vanished without a trace ... until now.

Nashville Hurricane - Trailer from Chase Padgett on Vimeo.

Fresh on the heels of his smash hit 6 Guitars, virtuoso actor and musician Chase Padgett becomes a manager, a mother, a mentor and the guitar prodigy himself ... as each one tells their side of the rise, demise and resurrection of the best damn guitar player you've never heard of ... the Nashville Hurricane.

This one-man masterpiece was written by Chase Padgett & Jay Hopkins and performed entirely by Chase, introduces the audience to Henry Waltrip (the Nashville Hurricane) ... taking them along on his journey from his humble trailer park beginnings alongside his white trash mother, Brenda to the crazy gigs on the road with his blues playing mentor, Tyrone. The stories and songs unfold into hilarious rants on love and music, a riveting tale involving the dark side of show biz, and blazing guitar work any audience is sure to rave about such as the finale; a one-man acoustic Devil Went Down to Georgia.

Nashville Hurricane - Audience Reactions from Chase Padgett on Vimeo.

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