Floyd Cramer is one of the most admired and beloved instrumentalists of all time. His distinctive "slip note" piano style is instantly identifiable and can be heard on the classic songs of countless pop, country, and rock legends, among them Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, and Elvis Presley. Exemplified by his 1960 smash hit, "Last Date," Floyd's unique touch at the piano was an essential part of the "Nashville Sound" during the 1950s and '60s, and his far-reaching impact on the music industry led to his posthumous inductions into both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
Although his life was taken by cancer in 1997, Floyd's "piano magic" is still alive today through the music of his grandson, Jason Floyd Coleman.
In this concert, The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer, Jason Coleman brings his grandfather's famous "slip note" piano style to a nostalgic lineup of some of the most recognizable and heart-stirring songs of yesterday and today. "The most fun part for me," Jason says, "is to see how much these songs mean to so many people - how just a few notes are all it takes to transport you to a different time and place. It's really moving, and it's what makes sharing Grandad's music so special."
"This past January the Crockett Theatre Board hosted Jason Coleman in concert performing his show, "The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer", at the historic Crockett Theatre in Lawrenceburg, TN. This concert was part of our performance series for 2015/2016. The response was tremendous! What an entertaining show. From the beginning Jason captured the audience's attention with his marvelous piano playing and stories about the songs that made his grandfather famous. He had a great rapport with the audience and his multi-media approach resulted in one of the most professional and entertaining shows we've had. Loved the pictures and his playing with them. This was one of the best planned and performed shows I've seen. If you haven't seen it you should. Would love to have Jason back in Lawrenceburg." Cherie - Lawrenceburg, TN
"Our audience was captivated by Jason's talent, his charm, his personality; and did I say enthusiasm!" ~ Eloise O. - Camden, AR
"He was a huge hit - a sweet spirit who lifted our spirits!"
Lois D. - Harlingen, TX