There is so much that goes on behind the scenes of a performance that I wanted to capture a handful of images before the Johnny Cash tribute band, CASHBACK's show this past weekend. The band played at the Shelby County Arts Council in downtown Columbiana! There were so many faces that helped the show run smoothly rather it be on the sound board, recordings, lighting and stage as well as tech and video. All bases were covered!
After soundcheck and a quick run through the guys had a couple hours to grab dinner and freshen up before show time! My husband, Gary, plays guitar in this band so when I am able to, I always enjoy being involved.
If you enjoy Johnny Cash's music, I know you will LOVE this band! It is pretty spot on as Leif Bondarenko sounds eerily similar to that of Johnny Cash. The other members are Eric Onimus on bass, Gary Edmonds on electric and Adam Guthrie on acoustic.
They also had Tommy Bowen on trumpet, Carol Griffin on vocals and James Finney on drums, join for a select group of songs.
I loved seeing the audience enjoying and reacting to the classics of Johnny Cash all the way to late into his career. The show was truly touching as I found myself singing along to some of my favorites. I also learned a lot about Johnny Cash and his career as Leif not only can sing but is also very knowledgeable about the recordings and music of Johnny Cash.
If you didn't make this show, or you were not aware of the band, Cashback.. I HIGHLY recommend you looking them up and following their musical journey. This will be the first of many, many shows to come.
I couldn't help but notice that the music of Johnny Cash touched many different generations in that room that evening. They were all ages to be found that evening.. some probably remember the songs early on as Cash was starting out while others maybe learned about his music after his death through recordings.
Regardless of anything.. I think it is safe to say that Johnny Cash's music reaches out to many people in all walks of life. I loved being there to experience the closest thing to hearing live Johnny Cash performance and it is evident that these guys put their hearts and souls into this music.