Tommy Cash to pay tribute to his older brother, Johnny Cash, in two concerts

Tukwila residents will have two chances to hear Tommy Cash in concert, one in Renton and the other in Auburn, pay tribute to his older brother Johnny Cash.

  • Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:02pm
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Tommy Cash

Johnny Cash was a country legend and considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.  Johnny may be gone but his music lives on.

Tommy Cash is the youngest brother of famed entertainer Johnny Cash.  He formed his first band while in high school and has been entwined with Country Music ever since.  Tommy played with Hank Williams, Jr. and has had a successful recording and performing career spanning over 50 years.  In 1969 he recorded his biggest hit Six White Horses.   The next year he recorded two top 10 hits One Song Away and Rise and Shine both written by Carl Perkins.  He has recorded 23 Albums and 18 of his singles have made it to the charts.

Of his brother Johnny, Tommy says “I miss my brother more than words could ever say. He has always inspired me, and he was a loving brother and friend. His music will live on forever on its own merits. However, I am now doing a very special show.”

The Johnny Cash Tribute Show is now Tommy’s main concert. During the show he performs about 25 Johnny Cash hits, mainly the most recognizable ones.  Tommy’s voice is not Johnny’s but it is close enough to satisfy an audience hungry to hear Johnny Cash’s music again.

Opening for Tommy Cash will be Seattle’s  Convergence Zone performing country songs mixed with a little bluegrass songs.  Lead female singer Sue Thompson will perform duets with Tommy Cash including the ever popular Jackson and Daddy Sang Bass.  Add a lead electric guitar and drums and you transform a bluegrass band into a country band to back up Tommy Cash.

The two shows will be on Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Auburn p.m. Arts Center in Auburn at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 16, in the IKEA Performing Arts Center in Renton at 2 PM.  Tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets, 800-838-3006 or at the door on the day of the concerts.

More information and sound clips are available online.


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