Exploring Entertainment in Florida's 850 & Beyond
Sometimes a jar-dropping performance is just what you need.
So here is a bit of cold hard truth; I can be a music snob, set in my ways about listening to anything outside of my hard rock sonic box. It is why my very first post of this blog freely admitted my bias. Why am I am bringing this up now? Because the awe that I experienced over Jason D. Williams’ performance can only really be conveyed once it is understood that it is rare for me to be truly hyped about something that is so different from what I listen to everyday.
To start at the beginning – Jason D. Williams is a piano player, singer, but above all a performer. The level of enthusiasm, vigor, and talent that he possess simply are beyond words. It is a bit like watching a cartoon character all the while listening to a master musician. He also has a really nice website that goes into detail about his history with music, his band, links to social sites, and buying CDs: http://www.rockinjasondwilliams.com/
To pin him to one style of music is near impossible – it is a swirling mix of classical piano, rock-a-billy, country twang, and pure Jerry Lee styled rock-n-roll. But that is a huge part of the charm from song to song. Each song bares its own characteristics, and even his performance of a given song reflects its personality.
From working the crowd, to allowing kids on stage, to using the piano to stand on – Williams knew how to keep the crowd with him from the moment he took the stage.
If the opportunity should ever arise that you get the chance to see him perform – jump on it. Even if, like me, you can a bit of a music snob.