There’s no more compelling story in the annals of American country music than that of James Charles Rodgers, who’s still lovingly known across the world as “The Singing Brakeman”, “America’s Blue Yodeler” and “The Father of Country Music”.
The all-new, two-act stage musical “Waiting For A Train”, provides an outstanding glimpse into the life and times of Jimmie Rodgers by chronicling the last thirteen years of his roller-coaster-of-a-life, beginning with his engagement to Carrie Williamson and concluding with his untimely death from tuberculosis in New York City at the tender age of thirty-five. Characters featured in this musical include Jimmie, his wife Carrie, his daughter Anita, RCA’s Ralph Peer, as well as others, such as Jimmie’s nurse and Ralph Peer’s studio engineer.
We’re quite confident this musical will stir your emotions and tug at your heartstrings. You’re sure to be deeply touched and profoundly entertained by this brand-new stage production which features a unique collection of twenty-three different songs, every one associated with country music’s very first Hall of Fame inductee.