| Outlaw country and Father's Day weekend just got a little more rock'n'roll as Roadshow Revival announces the newest addition to Ventura's recurring celebration of Johnny Cash's life and career. The festival will welcome legendary rock band Foo Fighters' lead guitarist, Chris Shiflett and his rockin' alt-country project, the Dead Peasants, as its special guests on Saturday, June 15th. Between the beachfront breezes, renowned musicians, and the show's sexy |
An additional spotlight guest includes Johnny Cash's former publicist, fill-in tour drummer and family-friend, Hugh Waddell- who is returning to fill his annual role as the event's emcee. Waddell says, "In this current world, I am thrilled to know that once again, real people, real love-n-guts Americans, all diverse, eclectic and beautif
ul people, will converge to pay loving tribute to a man who never once did believe in 'flying pigs and exploding bales of hay' - Cash's own descriptive words for puffed up hype."
One of the largest tribute concerts on the west coast, A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cashtakes over the Ventura County Fairgrounds every year on the Saturday before Father's Day. Commemorating the 10-year observance of the passing of John R. Cash in September 2003, numerous individuals will share their personal accounts of "The Man in Black"; explaining how a sharecropper's son from Arkansas changed a musical landscape and influenced countless lives. The fifth annual festival will also feature the return of the Noble Fabrication "Drive On" Car & Bike Show, Johnny Cash memorabilia, and vendors offering food, beverages, and collectibles.
While the full lineup is still taking shape, several musical acts have been solidified, including Billboard country singles charter Junior Brown; LA-based traditional rock and roll band The Americans; LA-based rockabilly kings The Blasters; the celebrated Rockabilly artist Robert Gordon, award-winning, San Diego-based tribute band to the man himself, Cash'd Out; andThe Walking Phoenixes, a four-man band dedicated to bringing the most authentic "Man in Black" sounds to Johnny Cash fans everywhere.
|A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash takes place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd. Ventura, CA 93001. Visit www.facebook.com/|