A concert celebrating the music of Johnny Cash featuring The Bluebillies and Marty Wendell and His Tour Band
HUDSON FALLS, NY Rockabilly Hall of Famer Marty Wendell and Americana musicians The Bluebillies will be presenting an evening of songs and stories celebrating the life, legend and music of Johnny Cash, at 7:30 pm on Friday, May 10th, 2019, at the historic Strand Theater at 10 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY.
Marty Wendell toured as Johnny Cash's opening act following the release of Cash's Folsom Prison album. That was just one highlight of a career that has spanned more than 50 years. This show will also highlight the release of Wendell's most recent album, "Rock & Roll Days", a celebration of Sun Records, which includes a bonus track featuring an interview between Wendell & Cash in 1968. Wendell and his tour band are masters of traditional rockabilly versions of Cashs classic songs, while the hillbilly-bluegrass of The Bluebillies rethinks and recreates The Man in Blacks music in a modern, eclectic way.
This show will also highlight the release of Wendell's most recent album, "Rock & Roll Days", a celebration of Sun Records, which includes a bonus track featuring an interview between Wendell & Cash in 1968. Marty digs that Rock needs to Roll. Winsome harmonies and finger popping' rhythmic sweeps were and remain essential. Recommended: Rock & Roll Days! says DC Larson in his review for Jukebox Jury. In 2018 The Bluebillies also produced and released their latest project, Adirondack Angels-Legacy, and all of their recordings are available through Fools Hill Music (www.foolshillmusic.com). The trials of modern working men and women are themes throughout The Bluebillies refreshing and honest songs. Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash would approve says Fools Hills owner Michael Jerling.
The Bluebillies and Marty Wendell have performed their tribute at the legendary Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY and are taking their celebration of the music of Johnny Cash on the road. Along with the May 10th concert at The Strand the troupe is booked to repeat the event at several venues throughout New York. Tickets for the May 10th event are available at Strand Theatre box office, and at 518-832-3484, and are priced $12 general admission/ $10 seniors.