Cash, in spirit
The Johnny Cash frenzy has never ceased. Even before his unfortunate passing, J.C. was perhaps the most name-dropped country star to date. Punkers and rockers, young and old, all rallied behind the Man in Black, and for good reason. Unlike his compatriots, Cash could weave a tale that made one feel involved in the moment rather than merely a listener. Of course, having Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix star in a big-screen biography didn’t hurt album sales either. Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, the brainchild of Mark Stuart and his band of traveling gypsies, still revere the great one and churn out original songs that capture the essence of his legacy. The Sons are touring in support of a recently released live DVD that features 21 songs, three of which have never been released. If you’re a fan of real, unabashed country, check out the band’s upcoming show this Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Palms Playhouse, 13 Main Street in Winters. Who cares if it’s a school night?