Ross Emery Entertainment and Cindy Cash Present
The Sixth Annual ROADSHOW REVIVAL—A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash with LOS LOBOS Presented by Toyota
Jonny Two Bags, The Paladins, Dale Watson & the Lonestars, James Intveld, The Americans, Snake Oil Salesmen, Gamblers Mark, Theresa Spanke, Hard Six, Johnny Cash Tribute Acts, the Cold Hard Cash Show, The Walking Phoenixes, the Mighty Cash Cats
10 W. Harbor Blvd
Ventura, CA, 93001
Doors 10:00 AM / Show 11:00 AM (event ends at 7:00 PM)
Watch & Listen
With a rollicking mixture of Rock n' Roll, Folk, Tex - Mex, and traditional, Grammy Award winning, Los Lobos have been in the spotlight since the early 1980's. 1983 saw the release of their EP, "... And A Time To Dance," and the purchase of a Dodge Van. Los Lobos have been on the road ever since. They've recorded hits like "Will the Wolf Survive", "La Bamba", "Donna", "Come On, Let's Go", and critically acclaimed records--Kiko, The Ride, Tin Can Trust, and most recently, Disconnected in New York City. Their signature Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Country, Folk sound will round out our Johnny Cash Tribute Festival perfectly, and we are honored to have 'em. Over the course of their career they've developed a dedicated fan base and an iron clad sense of identity, paying equal tribute to their rock sound and their cultural roots. Los Lobos have broadened their scope and gotten bigger and better as the years have gone by. This Fall they celebrate their 40th anniversary.
"This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound, then stick together for 30 years to see how far it can take them." - Rolling Stone
Jonny Two Bags
Press quotes from Social Distortion guitar player Jonny Two Bags new album Salvation Town:
“A reassuringly good, nifty showing from guitarist Jonny Wickersham, who in his “Two Bags” guise here has crafted a muscular set of well-written, well-sung tunes all on his own” – ROLLINGSTONE.COM via YAHOO! MUSIC
“Jonny Two Bags has the musical chops, legacy, and songwriting ability of a very major player, as a listen to his just-released solo album Salvation Town will readily attest.”
"Jonny Wickersham serves up a welcome stylistic turn with (lead track) 'One Foot in the Gutter,' an irresistible slab of pub rock that recalls the heyday of artists like Graham Parker and Nick Lowe.” —ROLLING STONE.COM
“On his new album Salvation Town, Jonny Two Bags indulges in relaxing melodies and acoustic instruments, reminiscing about his glory days and pondering big questions along the way.” —CMT EDGE
““Salvation Town” Might be the most honest album you hear this year. It is likely to be labeled ”Americana,” a clear misunderstand of the musical range Jonny Two Bags shows he is capable.” —ORLNDO EXAMINER
“Jonny Two Bags has crafted a roots rock masterpiece: built from some tough stuff at times, but not too heavy to dance to. Splash some water on your face, run your finger
through your hair, and come on in.” —JAMBANDS.COM (RELIX)
“A set of melancholic vignettes set to bright, sunny California rock.” —AMERICAN SONGWRITER
“The album reminds me of some of Elvis Costello’s early work, It’s earnest, and angsty and true to the sounds of yesteryear¬.” —AMERICANA MUSIC SHOW
“Salvation Town fuses exactly what I hoped for in the veteran punk guitarist’s solo project — straight-forward lyrics, great playing, and hooks that keep the songs memorable and fit a nice sunny drive.” —COUNTRY FRIED ROCK
“It's an appealingly adult rock & roll record, one that still kicks up dust and has a vulgar tongue and proudly displays every last one of its scars." — ALL MUSIC
The Paladins from San Diego, California are the preeminent blues/rockabilly band in America. Founded in the early 1980s by guitarist Dave Gonzalez and his high school friend and double bass player Thomas Yearsley, they have recorded nine studio and three live albums, and along the way built a reputation as one of America's hardest-working live bands.
The Paladins started out as a rockabilly band during the rockabilly craze of the early 1980s. Their tagline at the time was "Western & Bop", as they played a combination of rockabilly and vintage country. Their first LP, The Paladins, was produced by Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and was released in 1987. They followed that up with Years Since Yesterday, released on Alligator Records in 1989 and produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin and Mark Linnet. When Let's Buzz came out in 1990 the band was firmly planted as a headliners in showcase music clubs across the country and in Europe. The band soon established themselves a regular festival headliners sharing bills with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Los Lobos. Let's Buzz, "an invigorating blend of rockabilly, blues, rhythm-and-blues and country," was recorded in the Los Angeles studio of 1970s soul star Leon Haywood and is their largest selling record to date. Since that time nine more critically acclaimed albums have come out. Most notably, their 1996 live album, Million Mile Club which, fittingly marked the band's one millionth mile traveled on the road.
Dale Watson & the Lonestars
After making three albums with Hightone, Dale released The Trucking Sessions on Koch Records in 1998. Including 14 original driving songs, the album received high praise and caused critics to compare him to chart-topping writer Red Simpson, who was responsible for some of the most iconic trucking tunes in country music.
Just two years after this success, Dale's fiancee died in a car accident. As chronicled in the Zalman King documentary Crazy Again (2006), he turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with her loss and nearly died of an overdose. Dale then checked himself into a mental institution and left a year later, releasing his tribute album to her called Every Song I Write Is For You (2001). After recording a few more albums, he decided to take a break from touring and moved to Maryland to be closer to his daughters.
Back in Texas and on the road in 2006, Dale has been trucking ever since and is now releasing his 20th album. His debut on indie label Red House Records, The Sun Sessions was recorded at Memphis' legendary Sun Studios with The Texas Two (bassist Chris Crepps and drummer Mike Bernal) in the stripped-down style of Johnny Cash's earliest recordings.
Like the early country legends of the 1950's and 1960's, Dale has a style and sound all his own. Tattooed and always dressed to the nines, he is a true entertainer, mixing humor and pathos into his lively shows. Whether playing with his Texas Two or with his rocking band the Lone Stars, Dale is sure to take us on one hell of a musical ride.
James Intveld is a Los Angeles rockabilly musician, actor, composer, director. He voiced Cry Baby's (played by Johnny Depp) songs, in the movie of the same name.
James Intveld started a rockabilly band with his brother Ricky Intveld and Pat Woodward. The Rockin' Shadows played shows in Southern California. Ricky Intveld and Woodward were asked by Ricky Nelson to join his band. (Both were killed in the plane crash that took Nelson's life.) James Intveld started playing as a solo act in clubs such as The Palomino in North Hollywood and touring.
Intveld wrote "Cryin' Over You", recorded by Rosie Flores.
He was a member of The Blasters and has been in many movies and music videos with such artists as Kathy Mattea. He is in the George Strait music video, "The Seashores of Old Mexico".
He directed the movie Miracle at Sage Creek, starring David Carradine. He co-starred with Billy Bob Thornton in Chrystal. He also directed a music video for Dale Watson
The Americans perform original rock & roll rooted in traditional American music. Formed in 2010, the Americans have toured all over the United States and shared billing with the likes of T Bone Burnett and Patti Smith. The band accompanied Grammy- and Oscar-winner Ryan Bingham on his Junky Star and Tomorrowland tours in 2011 and 2012.
Snake Oil Salesmen
Growing up in Santa Cruz, Tristan "The Kid" Cole-Falek began his upright bass career working with The Chop Tops. Moving South after high school, he signed on with Three Bad Jacks for several years. During this time, he and drummer Nick Colliflower developed a reputation as one of the most thunderous, high energy rhythm sections around. After leaving Three Bad Jacks, the two parted ways for some time while Tristan delved whole hog into American Music with Phil Alvin. Recently reunited by a mutual addiction to high octane rock n roll, Nick and Tristan have once again combined forces, this time with native Oklahoman and exceptionally dynamic front man Clay Coughlan, to bring you Snake Oil Salesmen; a band with a refreshingly diverse sound and high intensity stage show.
Timeless Rockabilly soul crafted with the punch of real rock n roll. Gamblers Mark is that and more. Hailing from the foothills of Southern California, Gamblers Mark has emerged in a scene desperate for revival. Fronted by guitarist and lead vocalist Dave Gambler, Dave’s little brother Danny Exito on upright bass and Ricky Lobo on drums, these guys are invading the local scene with their contagious riffs and unmistakable sound.
Theresa Spanke is a vocal powerhouse and gifted songwriter who hails from Bakersfield California. She has shared stages with such greats as Buck Owens, Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Diamond Rio, and many others. She is a regular performer at such legendary Bakersfield establishments as Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, Trout's and The Blackboard Stages, among many others, as well as toured Europe extensively. She is equally at home while singing Country, Rock, old Standards, or Gospel and her passion and powerful vocals shine through regardless of the genre.
Hard Six hails from Ventura, California and features the world-class crooning, and edgy guitar of front man "Fuse". Combine that with greasy haired tattooed bruiser "Vogelcide" on the upright bass, and the powerful back beat of local drum hero, "Six", and you've got what Hard Six fans have dubbed a 'Stupid Good' rock and roll band.
Formed in 2005, they released their first album entitled "88" in 2006. Since that time, they've shared the stage with many great artists such as Nekromantix, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Wanda Jackson, and many others. Members of the Dead Kennedy’s have called Hard Six “the ultimate party band” and fans often hail the band for their clear and relate-able lyrics, simmering intensity, and entertaining sense of humor.
They've been steadily gaining new fans, mostly in Ventura County, but also starting to make gains nationally. They are an annual staple at the California Avocado Festival since 2006, performed at both the 2013 and 2014 LA Marathon, and while 'sounding like nobody else' are often compared to Johnny Cash, Reverend Horton Heat, Social Distortion, Tiger Army, and The Damned.
A hard-working band with an impressive arsenal of songs (Over 4 hours of music) comprised of original and classics we all know and love. Singer/guitar player Fuse describes the music as a blend of 40's country, 50's rockabilly and 70's punk.
Hard Six released their second album entitled “Teenage Paranormal Romance”, a grassroots effort that has sold thousands of physical copies. Two standout tracks on the album are '999 Tears' and 'The Unicorn Song' which are consistently drawing new fans to the band. They are increasingly being played on various local and online radio stations. One particular station; The infamous and edgy Red Light District Radio recently awarded Hard Six "Best Album of The Year" for 2014. In September of 2013 they released their music video 'Haunted Ride' which features Bill Murphy of the hit cable show 'Fact or Faked: The Paranormal Files' and Chuck Testa, known the world over for his famous an hilarious viral videos.
The band will be releasing a new album this Fall (2014) and twill be featured in two upcoming Indie horror films.
Johnny Cash Tribute Acts
Tribute bands from all over the country will converge at the Roadshow Revival to pay tribute to the "Man in Black"; playing a carefully curated set list of Johnny's greatest songs.
the Cold Hard Cash Show
The Cold Hard Cash Show is an original and innovative tribute to the music of Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three!
Fronted by guitarist and singer Merle Travis Peterson, The Cold Hard Cash Show brings to life classic Cash songs from the Sun & Columbia Records Catalogs to the modern American recordings, performing with the energy of the Live at Folsom and San Quentin albums with a sound so accurate you’d think you're listening to The Man in Black himself!
The Walking Phoenixes
When the Walking Phoenixes take the stage in their signature “all black” three piece suits, you can’t help but wonder if these four young guys have what it takes to be a tribute to the “Man In Black.” It is more than just a band or a likeness of Johnny Cash. It’s an experience.
the Mighty Cash Cats
“Critically acclaimed for their expert preservation of Johnny Cash’s performance’s, The Mighty Cash Cats have awed audiences across the country.” San Diego Tribune
$5.00 - $175.00
The Sixth Annual ROADSHOW REVIVAL—A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash celebrates the life and times of the "Man in Black" in the town he lived in. Featuring top-notch Rockabilly, Outlaw Country, Johnny Cash tribute acts, a Johnny Cash Memorabilia Gallery, Pin-Up Girl Pageant, custom cars and bikes, VIP Lounge, beer, food, drinks, Kid's Corral, and tons of vendors with unique offerings for everyone. By the beach on the grassy fields at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. On-site parking $5. Kid 5 and under free
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The Sixth Annual ROADSHOW REVIVAL—A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash with LOS LOBOS Presented by Toyota with Jonny Two Bags, The Paladins, Dale Watson & the Lonestars, James Intveld, The Americans, Snake Oil S...
Saturday, June 14 · Doors 10:00 AM / Show 11:00 AM at Ventura County Fairgrounds