Yeppoon walks the line with Johnny Cash tribute show
IN 1981, legendary musician Johnny Cash played at the Rockhampton Showgrounds.
The Grammy Award winner died in 2003 but his CQ fans have an opportunity to relive some of his greatest hits at Yeppoon tomorrow.
The Man In Black is immortalised in the Johnny Cash and the Outlaws tribute show, playing at The Strand Hotel from 3pm.
Performer Jeff Carter created the show and will be performing all of Cash’s hits.
The show will also feature outlaw country songs made famous by fellow music legends Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.
“Johnny Cash covered and performed with some of the best outlaw musicians,” Carter said.
He said the show focused on a younger Johnny Cash, during his wilder years.
The Brisbane-based performer has been passionate about country music since the age of 14 when his grandmother gave him a cassette of a bluegrass band featuring John Fogerty.
“I love those songs about real-life stories of heartache...I’ve only really listened to songs and bands that tell stories,” he said.
“One of the best compliments we get is that it reminds people of being with their parents or grandparents, when they were kids,” he said.
“Fans of Johnny Cash, they feel the same way, they can relate to the songs.”
Any fan would know there is no Johnny Cash without June Carter, who will also be immortalised in the show.
Before touring the show for the past 14 months, Carter performed the songs around Brisbane.
Johnny Cash produced some of the greatest songs in country music including I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Man in Black, Folsom Prison Blues and A Boy Named Sue.
MAN IN BLACK: Jeff Carter performs in his Johnny Cash and the Outlaws show.