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 band formed in 2005 and in addition to Merle Travis Peterson fronting the band on vocals and
guitar, the lineup includes long time member Fel Torres on drums and Trebor Riddle on upright &
electric bass.
Since the formation, they have performed on hundreds of stages often sharing them with a diverse
variety of artists such as as Darryl Worley, John Anderson, Eric Church, Charlie Daniels, Lonestar, Eddie
Money, Eli Young Band, Los Lobos, James Hunnicutt, Dale Watson and countless others as well as
performing at several high profile private functions with guests such as Katy Perry, Shawn Colvin, John
Oates, Justin Timberlake, David Ryan Harris, John Mayer and have at times performed with a few of
In 2008 the band made their National Television debut when they performed on The Late Show with
David Letterman, gaining a solid worldwide fan base and landing them on stages at several nationally
known festivals such as Memphis in May Festival (Memphis,TN), Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Sturgis,SD),
Daytona Bike Week (Daytona,FL), Lonestar Rally (Galveston,TX) and Johnny Cash Festival- Roadshow
Revival (Ventura,CA).
In 2014 the band recorded a song for long time Eddie Money drummer Glenn Symmonds and were
featured on his 'Friends of Glenn's' album along with multiple artists including Eddie Money.

The band continues to tour across the country non-stop spreading the great word and music of The Man
in Black, Johnny Cash!

The Cold Hard Cash Show is an excellent band, excellent show, excellent experience and hands down the
BEST Johnny Cash Tribute around!

$12.00 - $15.00

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