CASH ONLY XIV  âA Tribute to the Man In Black, Sherwin Linton, Trailer Trash, Ol Yeller, White Iron Band, Eleganza, Dana Thompson, Molly Maher, Erik Koskinen

CASH ONLY XIV “A Tribute to the Man In Black

The 14th annual tribute to the late great Johnny Cash, “Cash Only XII” 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 with their Cash Choir, West Bank legends White Iron Band 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.

Ol Yeller

We started out in 2000, kicked around the country in vans for 5 or 6 years and put out 5 or 6 albums then took a break for awhile. The stars aligned for us to do this again in the fall of 2012 and we're having a great time at it! We hope to see you very soon. Cheers-Rich, Dale, and Keely.

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Northern Rock, Muttonchop Rock, Roots-rock/Americana..3 piece band, guitar bass and drums with a tight live show. Recordings are lush and buttery with the right amount of production.

White Iron Band

The White Iron Band is a high-energy rock band specializing in foot-stompin-esque;, forget-what-troubles-ya music. With energy to blow your face off and enough soul to well your eyes, the band is best taken live with friends and strangers. Inspired by the everyday, their songs are about love, pain, jail, work and whiskey (not necessarily in that order ).

A rotating line up of guitars, fiddle, keyboards, bass and drums power a train engineered by lead-guy Matt Pudas who blasts harmonica, and hurls lyrics to produce a swelling, visceral wave of sound. In short, White Iron shows combine lyrical accessibility and explosive musicianship to produce a rich experience for the head, heart, and legs.

Born in the throes of Ely, Minnesota, the band developed their identity in cold desolation. After repeatedly rocking all two of Ely’s live music venues the band decided to transplant to Minneapolis where they have been welcomed with open arms.

Cutting their teeth on the historic West Bank, they garnered a reputation playing twelve-hour rock marathon Sundays at the bar formerly known as Five Corners Saloon. Gaining respect, they were soon allotted the highly coveted Thursday night weekly slot and thereafter established themselves as a fixture on Minneapolis’ music scene.
A favorite at summer festivals, the White Iron Band consistently brings their best, playing every show as if it were their last and bringing a refreshing air of levity to an often convoluted and monotone music scene.

Dana Thompson

Born in Sandstone, raised in Hibbing, graduating from high school in Duluth, and having lived in Minneapolis for most of her adult life, Dana is truly the Girl From the North Country. Music and writing have been integral throughout her life, whether through theater, choir, singing, or writing songs with bands.

Dana has received the City Pages’ Best Female Vocalist award, and is a founding member of The Strawdogs, Hot Head Fiasco, Marina Glass, The Minor Planets, as well as fronting her own band, Dana Thompson and the North Coast. She has enjoyed touring the US and Europe in support of her critically-acclaimed first solo record, Ox.

Currently, Dana is performing with The Minor Planets in support of their new record, Shadow in the Water, and is in pre-production for her second solo record.

Molly Maher

Americana with a side of roots.

Erik Koskinen

“ Erik Koskinen should be recognized as a masterful songwriter and rousing country singer. The Upper Peninsula native comes off like a twangier Greg Brown or a moodier John Hiatt in down-and-out gems such as “Treat Me So Bad,” several rambling rockers and one downright horny gem, “Pretty Girls.” ... Born in Fort Collins Colorado, raised partly in Michigan and the New York working class town of Plattsburgh , New York.

— yo


Brian Vanderwerf, guitarist/vocalist for the Estrus Records band, The Midnight Evils and the celebrated Chooglin' (Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess Records), has put together an American Rock & Roll pickin' and singin' ensemble, Eleganza! A 3-guitar attack featuring Vanderwerf and Chooglin' bandmates, Jeff Johnson and Paul Wells. Also on board is Greg McAloon on bass, Tim Baumgart on drums and August Varvig on harmonica.

Things happen when you hear and SEE Eleganza!

You've been warned

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CASH ONLY XIV “A Tribute to the Man In Black, Sherwin Linton, Trailer Trash, Ol Yeller, White Iron Band, Eleganza, Dana Thompson, Molly Maher, Erik Koskinen

Saturday, January 11 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM at The Cabooze

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