Dallas Summer Musicals presents Million Dollar Quartet in a special 3 show weekend at music hall. The talented musicians will amaze and inspire you with the epic tale of Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash's famous recording session at Sun Records. I talked with Jody Alan Lee (Brother Jay Perkins/Bass), a Texas native, about the show, his musical chops and much more! Click through for the interview with Jody and to find out more information about the 3 shows this weekend.
"On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll,” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the most electrifying jam sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet brings the heart and soul of that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of excitement and passion, featuring 21 timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Fever,” “Hound Dog” and more." From DSM Website.
Interview with Jody Alan Lee (Brother Jay Perkins/Bass):
Jody and I started our chat off by discussing his musical background.
Jody talked about the different musical genres he's been able to play.
I asked Jody about his process of learning new music and new instruments.
Jody has been in numerous biopic style musicals and productions that have highlighted some of his favorite musicians, like Hank Williams Jr. He talked about that amazing experience of bringing to life his favorite musicians.
He explains how MDQ isn't just another typical musical biopic, but there is so much more fun rock out moments.
I asked Jody about how excited he is to be returning home to north Texas.
Jody has lived all over the country though and so he has a lot of fun connections to spots along the MDQ tour.
For my last question I asked Jody which of the famous four icons he'd love to have played with given the chance.
For more information about the 3 shows at Music Hall this weekend please go, here.
And for more information on MDQ.