Friday, August 24, 2012 , Updated 5:48 p.m., August 27, 2012
Penrod brings all-star backup musicians to Jefferson
Penrod is accompanied by band members who have played with the greatest, including Le Ann Rimes, Hank Thompson, Ray Price and Bob Wills.
JEFFERSON Dallas's Angelika movie theater is now showing The Last Ride, a biopic of the short but immensely successful life of the late Hank Williams Sr. The film was produced and directed by Harry Thomason of "Designing Women" television fame and stars Henry Thomas who played Elliot in "E.T.".
The opening of the film is near the week of the Opera House Theatre Players upcoming production of Hank Williams...Remembered which features Jake Penrod playing a concert of tunes made famous by Hank Williams Sr.
The show is a recreation of the early beginnings of Hank Williams Sr when he started out writing and singing some of the most famous songs of the country genre during the late 40s and early 50s. He came to Jefferson about the late 40s, stopped and played and sang a few song with his guitar and invited the crowd that gathered to come to his next show which was probably at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport.
Jake Penrod's 1-1/2 hr show will feature the songs Williams made famous and some of his lesser known songs as well as anecdotes regarding his short but successful life as a living legend.
Penrod is accompanied by band members who have played with the greatest, including Le Ann Rimes, Hank Thompson, Ray Price and Bob Wills. They are Curtis Lovejoy on bass; Billy McBay on fiddle; Joe Degulia on steel guitar, and Junior Knight on electric guitar.
Tickets for the Labor Day Weekend show are still available at Blessings Gift Shop for $35 or by calling 903-665-3895 or 903-665-2310. They may also be available at the door the evening of the performance. Those with tickets may put their name and address on the back of the tickets and be elgible for a drawing of several prizes donated by local and area merchants.
The deadline for special seating for groups of 15 or more has been extended to Aug. 29. For information on the event, call 903-665-2310.