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ames Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash celebrates the life and music of the legendary ‘Man in Black’ with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. Garner and his band faithfully recreate Cash’s biggest hits and present historical accounts and personal anecdotes about America’s most beloved singing storyteller in this not-to-be-missed musical event.
The concert will be held Saturday, November 16 at 7:30pm at the Turlock Community Theatre. For ticket information call 668-1169.
Since 2008, Garner and his band have toured across the country, honoring Johnny Cash and his musical legacy. A special show at Folsom State Prison in 2008 commemorated the 40th anniversary of Cash’s infamous live album recorded behind prison walls.
The band returned to Folsom, California in January 2018 on the 50th anniversary of the prison concert, performing two sold-out shows at the Harris Center for the Arts, with guest artists Tara Cash, along with reporter Gene Beley and photographer Dan Poush, who had been at the prison to cover the original concert. For a commemoration of a different nature, Garner and the band performed at the U.S. Post Office in Claremont, California at the official unveiling of the Johnny Cash stamp in June, 2013.
The musicians have recorded three CDs: James Garner: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash (2009), Shades of Black (2012), and James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash: LIVE! (2015).
The performance features Cash favorites such as “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line” and “Ring of Fire,” along with other hits the country giant recorded and performed in a career that spanned six decades.
Enjoy this 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.