Cash Only XVIII - A Tribute To The Man In Black
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
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.
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.
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.
"Like summertime lakes and sleepy hometowns, Ol' Yeller is something you don't realize how much you missed until you soak up its comfort once again. The classic-sounding, guitar-jangly, Uncle Tupelo-meets-CCR trio is back from a half-decade hiatus, in which time frontman Rich Mattson returned to the Iron Range to start his rural Sparta Studio and form a noisier garage-rock band (the Tisdales), while drummer Keely Lane took up gigging in Nashville. They recently reconvened at Mattson's place to try out new songs, and lo and behold they wham-bammed an album that reiterates why they were one of the best-loved local bands of the early-'00s -- and maybe now the early-'10s. Titled "Levels," it offers a few mellow acoustic gems between barnstorming rockers, and ends with one of the all-time best odes to the Twin Cities music scene, 'Love to Rock'. " -- CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER, MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
Gary has a unique perspective for the timeless music he grew up around at the Grand Ole Opry.
He honed his craft while sitting back stage in Dressing Room #3 at the Grand Ole Opry, watching, learning and waiting to play the next show.
His Nashville journey began in 1988 when he and his band were asked to do a tour with Tommy Cash and back him up for 30 dates though most of Texas. Later that year Gary played on the Grand Ole Opry for the first time with his hero, Grand Ole Opry Star Del Reeves. Gary continued to work with many great Opry legends over the years, including 12 years with the legendary Little Jimmy Dickens. He toured with Jett Williams and The Drifting Cowboys (Hank Sr.’s original band with Don Helms and Jerry Rivers), The Legendary Drifters, Melba Montgomery, and backed up artist like Johnny Paycheck, Hank Thompson, Charlie Pride, LuLu Roman, Porter Wagener, and many more.
A lifetime of incredible musical experiences is now shared through stories, showmanship, music, and memories; a true gift handed down from the amazing pioneers of country music to ones who were there to receive it. Gary’s sense of passion and duty to carry on the music that is so revered but yet seemingly becoming extinct. He strives to keep the tradition alive with a growing and loyal fan base that ranges from longtime classic country fans to a whole new generation, who are excited to discover this enduring music for the first time.
What separates his For the Love of Cash Show from the rest is that Gary is NOT a Johnny Cash impersonator, although the sounds can sometimes be haunting when Gary decides to sound like Cash, Willie, and a dozen more voices. He will captivate and entertain an audience just as his predecessors did by combining great vocals, reimagining of classics, as well as original songs that seem like standards after the first time you hear them.
Backed by a team of Nashville legendary musicians and friends, West has developed a remarkable show which is a tribute to Johnny Cash and the legends of country music including, Remembering Waylon and Missin' Merle that have become instant fan favorites.
This is a first class show with first class Nashville musicians. You never know what's to come, but you can bet it will be fun and entertaining.
In the words of Little Jimmy Dickens inscribed onto Gary’s Gibson J-200
“This man is hard to follow, hard to follow”
$12.00 - $15.00
Tickets Available at the Door