Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
Event tags: Pappy's, Country, Music, Pioneertown, Pappy And Harriet's, Concert, Americana, Alt Country, Johnny Cash, Bastard Sons, Mark Stuart
8pm: BASTARD SONS OF JOHNNY CASH!
May 24, 2013
Described by Rolling Stone as "pure Americana heart
and soul" -The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are the voice and vision of
songwriter Mark Stuart. Since forming the group in 1995, he's shared the
stage with such notables as Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Willie Nelson,
George Jones, Lucinda Williams, and Steve Earle. He's built an
international reputation as a skilled recording artist, producer, and
tireless live performer. He was personally given permission to use the
band's name by the "Man in Black" himself. Then Stuart and the band also
received the additional endorsement of an invitation to record at
Cash's home studio "The Cash Cabin" in Hendersonville, TN.
With the release of their debut cd "Walk Alone"
in 1999, the Bastard Sons quickly proved they were a creative force on
the forefront of the
Alt. Country/Americana Music scene. No stranger to the road, their
constant touring and hard work built the band a loyal grass roots
following both in the States and abroad. Whether sharing his songs in
front of thousands at one of Willie Nelson's Annual 4th of July picnics,
or recording duets with Billy Bob Thornton in the Hollywood hills, for
Stuart it's all about respect. "The Bastard Sons never were, and never
will be, a Johnny Cash tribute band". "We've never tried to imitate
anyone, it's always been about honoring the musical ideals of our
heroes. Paying respect to the integrity, independence, and originality
that made artists such as Cash, Willie, and Waylon who they are".
A passionate advocate of keeping the sounds and
traditions of American Roots Music alive, Stuart has done his best to
stretch their boundaries. Framing his stories in the lean bar room
Honky-Tonk born in the Bakersfield dust, he adds elements of Western
Swing, Tex Mex, Folk, Rock, and Bluegrass to create the Bastard Sons
unique "Texacali" sound. His songs have been included on several
European compilations focusing on the groundbreaking artists in the
genre, including the well respected "Way Beyond Nashville", and
"Beginners Guide to Americana". His music has recently found more
exposure on the hit HBO television series True Blood.
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