Manitoba·★★★★★ Review

Nashville Hurricane: A Curious Tale of Fingerpickin' Fury

FIVE STARS Chase Padgett weaves four characters, six strings, and more notes than could humanly be counted into a bit of theatrical magic with Nashville Hurricane.

FIVE STARS | Chase Padgett is is a remarkable talent on many fronts

Chase Padgett returns to the Fringe Festival with Nashville Hurricane. (Andy Batt)

NOTE: This show was reviewed at the 2014 Winnipeg Fringe Festival.


Rating: ★★★★★

Chase Padgett weaves four characters, six strings, and more notes than could humanly be counted into a bit of theatrical magic with Nashville Hurricane.

Padgett tells the story of a guitar prodigy who is torn between his deeply flawed but loving mother ("I'm a good Christian woman, but I will stab a vegan in the face," she says in explaining her tattoo of Jesus on a Slim Jim cross), an unscrupulous manager, and a blues musician.

Nashville Hurricane is a Fringe force of nature. Don't let it pass you by.- Joff Schmidt

Padgett is a remarkable talent on many fronts - his character work probably sits with the best you'll see at this year's festival, he banters with the crowd like a seasoned pro, and his furious flurry of fretwork on the guitar is breathtaking.

All wrapped up in a genuinely touching story, Nashville Hurricane is a Fringe force of nature. Don't let it pass you by.

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