Cash tribute coming up at the Winspear

David James and Big River to play a special tribute to the Man in Black

  • Sun Sep 7th, 2014 9:00am
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On Sept. 19

SIDNEY — This month Rock.It Boy Entertainment and the Winspear Centre are bringing a Johnny Cash tribute to the stage.

On Friday, Sept. 19 at the Charlie White Theatre, David James and Big River with special guest Hilary Beckett will take the stage to perform one of North America’s favourite Johnny Cash tribute acts.

Providing the voice of Cash in the award-winning film My Father and The Man in Black, James proved he is one of the most authentic Cash tribute artists in the business.

“It’s not only about the voice,” said James.

“It’s about living and breathing the man. I want our audiences to go home feeling like they just observed the man himself.”

Taking the stage with his own three-part band Big River, James will bring to life five decades of hits like Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire and A Boy Named Sue.

Beckett is a local vocalist with a background in piano, bass and guitar.

Drawn primarily to vocals, she would insist on fronting her school choirs and jazz bands. She eventually joined the Vic High RnB Band through which she was privileged to strut her stuff alongside Jim Byrnes, Kenny Rogers, Sharon Jones and Motown Legend Martha Reeves.

Since that time, Beckett has fronted several local bands including Rainshadow, Momentum and The Midnights.

Tickets for the show on Sept. 19 are $37.50 and are available through the Mary Winspear box office by calling 250-656-0275 or visiting www.marywinspear.ca.

— Complied by news staff with files from Rock.It Boy