This will be the Second Annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, where Brooklyn bands gather to play Cash tunes for fans.
Event organizer Alex Battles says hell try to stay true to Cashs spirit by wearing black while his band Whisky Rebellion plays. He jokes, Im singing Man in Black and its kind of hard to do that in a pink shirt.
Battles had planned to take the stage with a drummer-less lineup reminiscent of Cashs earlier days, but says the venue is too big to go acoustic and he cant seem to mic up his guitar with a dollar bill strung through it the way Cash sometimes did to make a rattling sound.
Hes not beating himself up over it, though. He says hed rather have the music sound good than me trying to create some sort of museum piece that sounds terrible.
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