CASH ONLY XIX “A Tribute to the Man In Black, Sherwin Linton, Trailer Trash, Javier Trejo, Silent Treatment, JT & The Gunslingers

CASH ONLY XIX “A Tribute to the Man In Black

The 19th annual tribute to the late great Johnny Cash, “Cash Only XIX” will pay homage and celebrate the glorious five decades-long career of the larger than life Man In Black. Cash’s legacy transcends generations of fans and will undoubtedly keep building for years to come. We have another outstanding and diverse group of talent this year, and they’re pumped up to give the grand ol’ master his due. This year’s lineup brings back many past favorites of Cash Only shows and will be packed with even more hits. Honoring us this year will be long time honky-tonk heroes Trailer Trash and resident long time favorite Cash resident expert Sherwin Linton.

Sherwin Linton

South Dakota native Sherwin Linton launched his career in the music business in 1956 as a 16 year-old disc jockey and live performer of country and rockabilly music on radio station KWAT in Watertown. Moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1957, this talented singer, guitarist and songwriter began performing throughout the country. Sherwin journeyed to Nashville in 1966 and recorded “Cotton King,” a song that catapulted him to the top of the Country charts. Roy Acuff was so impressed with Sherwin that he signed Sherwin to his legendary Acuff-Rose Publishing Company and Hickory Records, resulting in numerous TV appearances and nationwide tours. Following the 1971 release of a live tribute album, “Hello, I’m Not Johnny Cash,” Sherwin received multiple national nominations from the CMA and ACM (and praise from Cash himself). Subsequent hits included the 1986 novelty song “Santa Got A DWI,” an anti-drunk driving song that hit the charts and became a Christmas favorite (and has sold over 1 million copies). Sherwin has been a true ambassador, romanticizing his home state with memories of railroad life and growing up in small South Dakota towns – themes that are woven into the fabric of more than 25 albums and over 54 years of live performances across the U.S. and Canada.

Trailer Trash

TRAILER TRASH has been called “Minnesota’s premier honky tonk band.” The band has turned generations of music lovers on to its brand of American roots, country, swing and rockabilly.
The band is most comfortable playing traditional country music, but they can swing, rock and groove in a wide variety of styles from the American hit parade. Their contagious enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment onstage have earned TRAILER TRASH the reputation of being Minnesota’s premier honky tonk band. The group plays a regular gig at Lee’s Liquor Lounge on the first Friday of every month.
TRAILER TRASH enjoys its reputation as a fixture on the Twin Cities music scene. They have performed at Jesse Ventura’s Inaugural Ball at the Target Center, played the opening of the new Guthrie Theater, and entertained countless thousands at the annual Trashy Little Christmas Show. The band has provided the soundtrack to hundreds of Twin Cities courtships and wedding receptions. Somewhere in that time, the group racked up seven Minnesota Music Awards, appeared in two movies, (Herman USA and Dill Scallion) and put out six albums.

Pushing Chain

Pushing Chain, a folky-tonk duo from Minnesota’s north shore, will be coming to The Grand Kabaret as part of a midwest tour. Pushing Chain features Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on the fiddle and vocals. They play original songs, covers of classic artists like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Nina Simone, and some fresh new takes on old folk songs. The duo features tight harmonies and a gonzo approach that keep their performances fresh and exciting.

JT & The Gunslingers

Since their debut, JT & the Gunslingers haven’t looked back. These musicians individually contribute in their elite playing ability, but it is their ability to collectively contribute and create within a given song that truly makes them a top tier group. Together they unselfishly allow & encourage artistic creativity amongst themselves making the landscapes between notes resonate within the song itself. That artistic creativity paired with JT’s vocals, result in a powerful and fearless tone that could cut through razor wire.

Bandleader and songwriter, former Army Ranger JT Thompson teamed up with southern Minnesota legendary guitarist Todd Owen. Their talent pool is bolstered even more by the addition of bassist James Elliott, a proven professional with appearances on Jay Leno, David Letterman & Jimmy Kimmel. Together with percussionist Jeff Stewart, they round out a rhythm section that is on par with anyone in the industry.

“If you took Southern Rock mixed with a modern day edginess…then you’ve got JT & the Gunslingers, one of the Midwest’s fastest growing bands.” Megan Kennedy, Rochester MN Post Bulletin

Following the release of PASS A BEER (ep), the band has gone on to open for acts such as Charlie Daniels, Chase Bryant, Montgomery Gentry, Travis Tritt, and Little Texas. Their first single, OUR TOWN (featuring Tim Lauer) had them performing top venues of Country Fest in Cadott, WI, South Goes North Music Festival, and Veteran’s Day Freedom Tour in Louisiana.

JT & The Gunslingers have gone on to perform & captivate audiences not only at major festivals but local and cause-driven events such as #AutismSpeaks, #SaratogaWarhorse, #FirstHOOAHMN organizations exciting honkytonks across the Midwest/South/East Coast. Their current radio single MIDWESTERN GIRLS has risen to the Top 30 on Independent Country US Charts. The band also was named a Top 100 Country Band nationally by ReverbNation, as well as, Minnesota’s Top 3rd Independent artist (as of July 2018). A follow up LP (currently being recorded) includes collaboration efforts with Del Gray of Little Texas in Nashville. The phone continues to ring with opportunities on their steady rise for these stars in the making.


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