Yep­poon walks the line with Johnny Cash trib­ute show

The Morning Bulletin - - NEWS - Sean Fox Sean.Fox@cap­news.com.au

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

MAN IN BLACK: Jeff Carter per­forms in his Johnny Cash and the Out­laws show.

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