Johnny Cash Birthday Tribute Featuring Ring of Fire

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Opened Feb 25, 2008
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Johnny Cash was an American music icon known to the world as the "Man in Black." His booming deep bass voice is surely one of the most recognizable in country music history. While his vocal range was unique and simple, it was incredibly effective at conveying the plight of the common man. Cash's music career began at the same time as the birth of rock `n' roll and his rebellious attitude made him a kindred spirit. He might not have sounded like a rocker, but he was never what Nashville would have considered to be country either. Johnny Cash was unique, with his deep, resonant baritone and spare, percussive guitar. B.B. King hopes you will join them on Johnny Cash's birthday as "Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire band" help us celebrate and relive the music of the legendary artist... the one & only JOHNNY CASH! Michael Patrick and his legendary band of "Suburban Hillbillies" have made a commitment to the revival of country, folk and roots music in their homeland of New Jersey. Obviously not a hotbed or breeding ground for the Next Nashville Star, Michael and his band (including members: Dan Markovitch - Lead Gtr/Vocals, Lou Montella - Bass, and Drummer - Mike Bisozio) have made incredible strides and carved out a comfortable niche along with a handful of other local performers in fulfilling a desire for something different, gritty, raw and real in New Jersey. Carolyn Sills and The Poor Mans' Roses play the music of Patsy Cline, excellently recreating that late 50's, early 60's live Nashville sound. Carolyn Sills delivers honky tonk and heartache like the best of them, capturing Patsy's classic swoon and heart wrenching emotion with every note.

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