For the past 10 years, James Garner and his band have faithfully recreated Cash’s biggest hits with stunning accuracy in this not-to-be-missed musical event.
From a special concert airing on PBS to shows at Folsom and San Quentin Prisons, it’s easy to see why this is the premier tribute to the “Man in Black.” The show is a fun, toe-tapping trip down memory lane honoring Johnny Cash’s life and music, and the boom-chicka-boom sound of his longtime backing band, the Tennessee Three.
Garner and his band have performed more than 400 professional shows, including a special concert at Folsom State Prison in 2008 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Cash’s infamous live album recorded behind prison walls. Gene Beley was one of two reporters in Cash’s entourage covering the historic 1968 concert at Folsom Prison.
“Garner and his band give concertgoers their money’s worth,” says Beley. “This act will not disappoint the people who wish to resurrect that classic Johnny Cash voice and rhythm.”
In addition to playing shows from Seattle to Phoenix and San Francisco to Chicago, Garner’s group has released three full-length albums, making them the most recorded and published Johnny Cash tribute show in the nation.
For Garner, the love of Johnny Cash music started at an early age.
“I started listening to Johnny Cash music when I was about 12 years old,” said Garner. “The first song I heard by him was ‘Don’t Take Your Guns to Town’ and I was hooked. A few years later, I saw the Man in Black in concert and got to meet him backstage following the show. Shaking hands with Johnny Cash is still the coolest experience I’ve ever had.”
James Garner – Lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Denny Colleret – Lead guitar, vocals
Rick Duncan – Bass, vocals
Nick Auriemmo – Drums
Advisory: Due to some mature material, parental guidance is suggested.