CASH'D OUT - THE NEXT BEST THING TO JOHNNY CASH

CASH'D OUT - THE NEXT BEST THING TO JOHNNY CASH

Hoist The Colors

Fri, July 28, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$10.80 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

This is a General Admission ticket. It does not guarantee seating.

For seating upgrades, please call 310-372-0035

Cash'd Out
Cash'd Out
Over the past couple of decades, tribute bands have become big business in the world of concert promotion. And, not surprisingly, the more popular ones are the acts that are most authentic. Such is the case with Cash'd Out, a San Diego based band, that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets.

How can you tell?

Well, beyond critics having anointed Cash'd Out (Douglas Benson on vocals, Kevin Manuel on guitar, Ryan Thomas on bass and George Bernardo on drums) the "next best thing to Johnny Cash," and the group having won four San Diego Music Awards for Best Tribute Band, the real proof lies in what members of Cash's inner circle have said.

"Cindy Cash came to a show, we made her cry and she gave me a necklace with Johnny's hair in a glass locket," explains front man Douglas Benson. Benson added that Cash producer Lou Robin has also been to several Cash'd Out shows, and claimed that if he closed it eyes it was like
"going back in time."

The only tribute band endorsed by the official Johnny Cash web page, JohnnyCash.com, Cash'd Out has played to over 1.2 million fans since forming in 2005. And those fans continually tell the group how grateful they are that Cash'd Out continues to bring back memories of loved ones who once raised them on the music of Johnny Cash.

W.S. Holland, Cash's longtime drummer, even sat in with Cash'd Out at a birthday celebration for Johnny Cash hosted by Bill and Shannon Miller of JohnnyCash.com at the Fender Museum in Corona, California. "And Bill let me play Johnny's cherry sunburst Guild guitar," added Benson.

Cash'd Out has over 150 of JC's songs in their repertoire, and can deliver up to four hours of non-stop entertainment, including the June Carter Cash duets brought back to fame in the Oscar winning film, Walk the Line. Cash'd Out also tailors performances to suit any venue or function -- from clubs, theatres, fairs and casinos to museums and corporate events.

The band's live shows respectfully reference the late, great Man in Black's Sun Records and early Columbia era sound, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. The group's genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash's music and its universal appeal fans of all ages and of virtually all musical genres
makes each Cash'd Out show a must-see event. Or as Miller says, "Some people are impressionists. These guys leave an impression."
Hoist The Colors
Hoist The Colors
Hoist the Colors isn't an "LA" band in any conventional sense. In a city that sometimes values style over substance, they are a working man's band. They aren't jaded, there is no irony or posing; Hoist the Colors is a group of genuine individuals who genuinely love what they do.

But Los Angeles has shaped the band. Like the cultural fabric of their city, their music is an eclectic mix, the product of different traditions coming together to create something totally original. And LA can be a brutal city. Ugly and sprawling, it has a tendency to wear you down, to swallow you up, and it's made the band work harder, persevere longer, and come out stronger on the other side.

Hoist the Colors plays a blend of punk rock, traditional Irish music, and American folk and bluegrass. The band began humbly, in lead singer and songwriter Josh Linden's living room in 2007. "A few friends and I were bored and began learning Irish rebel songs and Pogues covers on these acoustic instruments that we really didn't know how to play," he recalls. Soon the friends recruited a drummer and fiddle player, began writing their own versions of rebel songs, and started playing at local bars under the name Hoist the Colors. Raucous and spirited performances attracted a loyal following and word quickly spread. The band soon found themselves playing marathon pub shows that regularly drew packed houses, all blood, sweat, and spilled beer.

A year after self-releasing their debut album Second City, the band headed back to the studio for their second effort, teaming up with new label Hardline Entertainment for 2012's Miles To Go Before We Sleep. Inspired by their dedication to their craft, the title is a statement about the band's commitment to pushing their music forward, and the limitless possibilities of the road ahead. Songs like "Gordie Lachance," "Dance Through the Days," and "Gold," speak to the album's theme of dedicating oneself to a life less ordinary.

Whereas Second City was a portrait of a band discovering their sound, Miles To Go is the band's most definitive statement to date. As singer Linden explains, "We spent the first record figuring out who we were. With Miles To Go Before We Sleep, we've found our sound, refined and made it bigger and tighter - bigger choruses, bigger vocal harmonies, and tighter arrangements and instrumentation."

The band's commitment to their music has begun to pay off, resulting in sold out shows in their hometown and recognition across the U.S. Miles To Go Before We Sleep was named the best celtic album of the year by Celtic Music blogger Grinning Beggar, was named the #2 album of the year (Editor's Pick) by punk rock blog Dying Scene, and their video for "Gordie Lachance" was featured on CMT.com. In addition, venerated music magazine Alternative Press named the band one of their 100 Bands You Need to Know for 2013.

The band has shared the stage with the likes of Ignite, Authority Zero, The English Beat, The Black Pacific, The Ramshackle Army (Australia), The Young Dubliners, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, and many more. Now with a solid lineup, Hoist the Colors plans to tour non stop behind their new record, with a West Coast tour slated for the summer of 2013.

Miles to go Before We Sleep is currently available for purchase on iTunes and is streaming on Spotify. For fans of The Pogues, Mumford and Sons, Flogging Molly, and Bad Religion.
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com