JERRY LEE LEWIS TO PERFORM LIVE AT JACK WHITE’S THIRD MAN RECORDS
IN NASHVILLE FOR RECORD STORE DAY ON APRIL 16TH
Steve Cropper, Jim Keltner and Jack Lawrence Sit In With Lewis
NASHVILLE, TN—April 4, 2011—Rock and country icon Jerry Lee Lewis will be performing a special one-off live concert on Saturday, April 16th at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville, TN. Jack White will be producing the record, as he does with all the Third Man recordings. Lewis will be backed by a stellar band that includes Steve Cropper (guitarist of Booker T & The MGs and Stax catalogue acclaim,) Jim Keltner (drummer for all four Beatles’ formative solo efforts, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and more) and Jack Lawrence (bassist for the Raconteurs, Greenhornes, Loretta Lynn and the Dead Weather.) The show will be recorded direct to analog tape at the Third Man complex in downtown Nashville. Lewis’ live show will then be pressed and packaged locally at United Record Pressing just down the street and will be sold at Third Man’s retail outlet within weeks much like the spontaneity the music business had in Lewis’ early career. It has been over half a century since true American original Jerry Lee Lewis first rocketed to the top of America’s pop, country and R&B charts with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire.” While those iconoclastic performances still define the essence of rock ‘n’ roll for millions, The Killer himself continues to thrill audiences around the world with his unique, scorching blend of rock, blues, country and gospel. Tickets for the Jerry Lee Third Man appearance will be $30 and they will go on sale today at the Third Man Record store at 613 Seventh Ave. in Nashville and on www.thirdmanrecords.com . Doors for the Jerry Lee Lewis performance will open at 4 p.m. and the concert will begin at 5 p.m. The Record Store Day festivities will begin Saturday, April 16th at 11:30 a.m. with the Jerry Lee show closing out the day’s festivities.
About Jerry Lee Lewis:
His most current studio release, “Mean Old Man,” was released by Verve/Universal Music Enterprises last fall and continues to sell consistently every week. Some of the greatest group of sidemen and women ever assembled join Lewis on “Mean Old Man” including; Solomon Burke, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Merle Haggard, Mick Jagger, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Nils Lofgren, Shelby Lynne, Tim McGraw, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, Slash, Mavis Staples, Ringo Starr and Ronnie Wood. Phoebe Lewis is the executive producer of “Mean Old Man” and Jim Keltner and Steve Bing co-produced.
In addition to Lewis’ many rock hits, he also paid homage to his deep country roots throughout his career. GRAMMY®, Lifetime Achievement winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Lewis has had over 30 Top 10 country hits including “Another Time, Another Place,” “To Make Love Sweeter For You,” “There Must Be More To Love Than This,” “Think About It Darlin’,” “What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me),” “She Still Comes Around (To Love What’s Left of Me),” “Once More With Feeling,” “Would You Take Another Chance on Me” and “Me & Bobby McGee,” among others. “Mean Old Man” continues that spirit with a number of country influences as well as the compelling force of his signature rock, blues and gospel style. For more information on Jerry Lee Lewis, please go to his website: www.jerryleelewis.com .
About Third Man Records:
“Third Man Records was originally founded by Jack White in Detroit in 2001. In March of 2009, a physical location was established in Nashville, TN. Third Man Records in it’s current state serves as record store, record label, live venue, and one stop production house with a rehearsal and photo studio, darkroom, and production office and distribution center. All Third Man records are produced by Jack White in his own Third Man Studio, then pressed and packaged in Nashville. With unique set-up we can have an artist recorded and photographed in one day and have records for sale in their store within weeks. In this way we are bringing a spontaneous and immediate aesthetic back into the record business.”