Ride This Train James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash celebrates the life and music of the Man in Black with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. Garner and his band faithfully recreate Cash’s biggest hits, such as Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line and Ring of Fire, and incorporate historical accounts and personal anecdotes about America’s most beloved singing storyteller in this not-to-be-missed musical event. The show is a fun, classy and toe-tapping trip down memory lane honoring Johnny Cash’s life and music, and the boom-chicka-boom sound of his signature backing band, the Tennessee Three.
Meet the band: James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash presents the Man in Black’s music with the same “Boom-Chicka-Boom” sound pioneered by Cash, Luther Perkins, Marshall Grant and W.S. Holland. It’s like hearing the Tennessee Three all over again!
Nick Auriemmo is a native of Long Island, New York, and gradually made his way to the west coast thanks to music. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Fredonia College in western New York, he earned a Master’s Degree at Northern Illinois University. Nick successfully captures the energy and distinctive style of Cash’s only drummer, W.S. Holland, in every live show. Nick’s favorite Johnny Cash song to play: Cocaine Blues
Garner’s favorite Johnny Cash song done by Nick: Kate
Denny Colleret learned to play guitar as a kid by picking-up the needle on Johnny Cash records. When he met Johnny Cash at the screening of the country star’s film, “The Gospel Road” in 1973, Denny could already nail Luther Perkins’ signature guitar sound and style. Audiences are amazed by Denny’s uncannily accurate guitar work on stage. Denny’s favorite Johnny Cash song to play: Sunday Morning Coming Down Garner’s favorite Johnny Cash song done by Denny: (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
Rick Duncan honed his bass playing technique by training at the prestigious Julliard School of Music in New York City. He then followed it up by earning a degree at the world-renowned San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Rick’s expressive playing provides the same critical foundation Marshall Grant supplied to Cash from the very beginning. Rick’s favorite Johnny Cash song to play: Folsom Prison Blues Garner’s favorite Johnny Cash song done by Rick: Understand Your Man