NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: Marty Stuart performs at the Johnny Cash Limited-Edition Forever Stamp launch at Ryman Auditorium on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
No, I didn't know all his work. I knew he'd worked with Johnny Cash which was pretty cool, but I didn't know how renown he was. I do now, but by the time I got to know him I knew the guy, so we got on well.
We were on one of the bigger stages [at Bumbershoot], and a couple of weeks ahead of time, the organizers came to us and said, 'We're doing this scavenger hunt, where we're asking bands to play a couple of different cover songs and the people could go and find all of them and then enter to win a prize,' ... At the time, that was one of our rules--no cover songs--because when we'd walk into bars in uniform, people would say, 'Play some Johnny Cash,' and it was about our music and our vibe. So we decided that if we were going to break our rule, then the last thing we wanted to do was something people would expect from us.
But even at the site, people were asking me 'What if she's a male?' I'd say that we could always point to that Johnny Cash song 'A Boy Named Sue.'More quotes »
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Country classics come to Legion
Allen will perform classic country tunes at the American Legion Post 51 on June 22. About half of the songs will be covers of Johnny Cash. Allen likes performing Johnny Cash because they all tell a story, he said. People have told Allen Cash wasn’t the most 4:05 PM from Lebanon-Express.com Read more »
Q&A: Bill Kirchen on being formerly famous for a song everyone knew
you cover “Hot Rod Lincoln”. Right in the middle of the song, you imitate a variety of guitar styles and it’s incredible, Johnny Cash to Ray Orbison to Iggy Pop to Link Wray and on and on. It goes from funny, to amazing, to amazingly funny to breathtaking. 2:33 PM from Newstreamz San Marcos Read more »
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Gaza An exhibit at the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. Nashville might be home to members of the Kings of Leon and Jack White, but the country music scene dominates tourist attractions here, newly expanded with the Johnny Cash Museum. Keeping the memory and from International Herald Tribune Read more »
Progress Report: Jeff Tweedy
production to Low’s recent The Invisible Way and Mavis Staples’ forthcoming One True Vine, the legendary soul singer’s “Johnny Cash meets Rick Rubin” turn. He helped organize Wilco’s latest Solid Sound Festival, which returns to MASS MoCA this weekend after from stereogum Read more »