Douglas Benson is the lead singer for Cashd Out, a Johnny Cash tribute band that has been around for the past year but is seeing its bottom line rise with the success of Walk The Line.
Benson claims he started his project out of love, not lucre. He started to copy Cash 15 years ago when he heard a Man in Black tape while on a trip to Mexico and sang along with it.
Friends were so impressed by Bensons booming baritone that he started considering cashing in on Cash but didnt get the lineup set until last January before he heard about the movie.
Benson insists hes not a Johnny Cash impersonator but admits he wants to sound and look like him as much as possible.
So far, Cashd Out is performing in bars in California and Nevada but Benson hopes to follow in his heros footsteps by performing in prisons.
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