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Rock Hall Names John Carter Cash Executive Bandleader for 21st Annual Music MastersTM Concert, Adds Talent to Lineup and Announces On-Sale Dates
Mike Ness of Social Distortion, singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell, and legendary L.A. punk band X added to tribute concert with keyboardist Tony Harrell as band director
Tickets on-sale for Annual Music Masters events beginning September 16 Member pre-sale September 14
CLEVELAND (September 13, 2016) – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Case Western Reserve have named Grammy-winning producer, author and singer, John Carter Cash as executive bandleader of its 21st Annual Music MastersTM series, presented by Klipsch Audio. The concert, which is a part of a weeklong series of events, will honor John Carter Cash’s legendary father, Johnny Cash, on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Playhouse Square’s State Theatre.
Alongside John Carter Cash, keyboardist Tony Harrell will serve as the band director. Harrell, a veteran studio musician has laid down tracks for Johnny Cash and country royalty Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams Jr. and Ray Price. He’s also appeared on many top records and recorded with such superstars as Vince Gill, Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, and dozens others.
To date, the shows lineup includes Mike Ness of Social Distortion, singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell, and legendary L.A. punk band X. Fans can expect to see an array of artists added over the coming weeks from country musicians to rockers who were influenced by the “Man in Black.”
Also added to the weeklong series of fan events is an intimate performance and interview with Cash’s daughter, Rosanne Cash, on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rock Hall. The 90- minute performance and exclusive interview will kick off with a special dedication of the 21st Annual Music Masters exhibit, which pays tribute to Johnny Cash and includes items from his personal collection.
Johnny Cash’s youngest daughter, Tara Cash Schwoebel, will also participate in a Johnny Cash Day at the Rock Hall on Saturday, October 22. She will be signing copies of her new book, ‘Recollections by J.R. Cash: Childhood Memories of Johnny Cash.’ The book gives fans a glimpse into the country legends childhood and will be available for purchase at the Rock Hall store. Included with a general admission ticket, fans will also be able to participate in a panel with the Cash family historian, enjoy live music from local bands, gain an understanding of Cash’s impact and influence on popular music, and watch special archival videos of Cash’s performances.