Walk­ing the line to Twin Towns

Tex Perkins stars in The Man in Black

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AF­TER sell­ing out The Man In Black – The Johnny Cash

Story across the coun­try last year, Tex Perkins is repris­ing his role at Twin Towns as part of another mas­sive Aus­tralian tour.

And while his first Twin Towns show on May 26 has sold out, lo­cals can still cash in on the sec­ond and fi­nal show the fol­low­ing night, show­cas­ing the per­for­mance that won Tex, along with the Ten­nessee Four and Rachael Tidd (play­ing June Carter), the Best Con­tem­po­rary Aus­tralian Con­cert ac­co­lade at the Help­mann Awards.

If you haven’t heard of Tex, then this is what you need to know be­fore he takes his show on the road across Aus­tralia this year.

Tex is a leg­end within the

Aussie mu­sic in­dus­try and is revered as one of the coun­try’s rock n’ roll out­laws. It is said his affin­ity with Cash started in his ear­li­est band and was an en­thu­si­asm he hadn’t re­lin­quished. Af­ter fronting The Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bour­bon and tour­ing with Tex, Don and Char­lie and The Dark Horses, Tex Perkins has had an in­cred­i­ble and var­ied mu­sic ca­reer.

The crown on that ca­reer is his por­trayal of Cash: there are few artists within Aus­tralia who can trans­late the work of The Man in

Black and bring it into the mod­ern day like Tex. His rev­er­ence for Cash’s ca­reer is ev­i­dent in the way he ap­proaches ev­ery song.

Johnny Cash made an in­deli­ble im­pact on the in­ter­na­tional mu­sic scene. From his rise to fame in 1954, he had a string of Top 10 hits, in­clud­ing Ring of Fire, Fol­som Prison Blues and Don’t Take Your Guns to

Town, just to name a few. He passed away in 2003 but is still con­sid­ered one of the most in­flu­en­tial mu­si­cians of all time, as his sales of more than 50 mil­lion records at­test.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

RING OF FIRE: He sold out venues all across Aus­tralia in 2017, now Tex Perkins comes to Twin Towns play­ing his award-win­ning role as Johnny Cash.

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