Chase Padgett is the Nashville Hurricane in this one-man tour de force. (submitted)

VIDEO: Nashville Hurricane storms the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.

Padgett brings this new tour-de-force to the stage in Duncan.

CITIZEN

Chase Padgett, virtuoso actor and musician returns to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. with his “curious tale of fingerpickin’ fury”.

In other words: Nashville Hurricane.

After his smash-hit 6 Guitars performance in November 2016, Padgett brings this new tour-de-force to the stage in Duncan.

Packed with hickory-smoked tunes, spellbinding storytelling and hilarious rants, a series of four characters are brought to life in this one-man masterpiece.

Padgett transforms into a manager, a mother, a mentor and the guitar prodigy, Henry Waltrip, himself as each character tells his or her side of the rise, demise and resurrection of the best damn guitar player you’ve never heard of, the Nashville Hurricane.

Padgett has taken the national fringe circuit by storm, performing to sold-out crowds at the Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver Fringe Festivals, as well as receiving rave reviews from critics and audience members alike.

Nashville Hurricane is a new fringe favourite, already garnering The Best National Show and Best Original Work at the Orlando Fringe Festival and Best of the Fest at the Edmonton Fringe Festival.

With Nashville Hurricane, this talented performer has cranked up the dynamism, poignancy and sheer side-splitting hilarity of 6 Guitars, resulting in a show that weaves outrageous comedy seamlessly into heart-warming tenderness.

This hybrid of comedic character-acting and blazing guitar work takes the audience on a journey as Padgett unravels the turbulent story of Waltrip, the guitar prodigy. As the narrative unfolds, he flawlessly captures each character’s personality as well as the imaginations of the audience.

Storytelling at its best, Nashville Hurricane is an experience that resonates with audiences.

“It connects with people because it’s a human story about discovering who you really are, what you really want, and what it’s going to take to get there,” Padgett explained. “It’s a journey anyone can relate to and it just so happens to also have some kick-ass guitar playing in it.”

He continues, “Many of the stories are pulled from my own life, and sometimes they can still be a little scary to reveal even when told through a character. But after I first premiered the show, I saw how people reacted to these moments and I discovered the real power of vulnerability as an artist. At a certain point, the audience wants to know what makes you tick and expressing your fears or shortcomings not only endears the audience to you, but also makes the comedy jump out and hit much harder.”

Tickets are $29. Get them in person at the Cowichan Ticket Centre, or by phone at 250-748-7529 or online at cowichanpac.ca.

Just Posted

North Cowichan trail connector plans scrapped for 2019

Plans were to build a $460,000 trail connection between Stamps and Bazett Roads

Capitals drop two; Interior trip in the cards

Cowichan will face Penticton or Merritt in first round of playoffs

Unplowed Roads parody song destined to be a classic

Move over Weird Al, Island elementary students on the same level

Drugs a top priority for North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, notes quarterly report

Drugs a priority for RCMP, notes quarterly report

Watershed concerns prompt opposition to alternate Malahat routes

Motion submitted to Regional Water Supply Commission opposing highway in watershed

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

Coming up in Cowichan: Estuary fundraiser, landlord info and more

Chance for landlords to learn about their rights and responsibilities The Cowichan… Continue reading

Missing Surrey showshoer caught in avalanche found dead on Vancouver mountain

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died: B.C. police watchdog

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

‘It consumed my life’: Inside the world of gaming addiction

World Health Organization classifies gaming disorder as a mental health condition

Police seize bottles of grapefruit vodka from wanted man’s snow-pants

The men were pushing two shopping carts with a woman inside

Tonight’s sporting event costs more than the Super Bowl, and Obama is going

Tickets are going for more than $4,000 to watch the Duke - North Carolina basketball game

CRTC report finds ‘misleading, aggressive’ sales tactics used by telecom industry

Report recommends measures to make a fairer situation for consumers

Most Read