Thursday, February 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!!!

It's Johnny Cash's Birthday today, and Eternal Otter Records is celebrating with the rest of the Portland music community.

On WMPG (90.9/104.1 fm) DJ Dale of "WheeeDoggies" and Ceci Gilson of "Kitchen Party" will combine their radio shows on WMPG to bring listeners three solid hours of music by Johnny Cash (and friends) in celebration of the birthday of this great American music icon. "Whole Lotta Cash" will feature in-studio performances of Cash's songs by several of Portland's finest musicians including Dave Gutter, Rebecca Minnick, Pecos Bill, and Eternal Otter Records' Johnny Fountain (he'll be on at 11:30 am). Listen here.

The festivities will continue at SPACE Gallery with a 7 pm screening of the 1969 documentary, Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music. Following the film, Portland musicians will take the stage to pay tribute to Johnny Cash. Wesley Hartley (Dead End Armory), Pecos Bill, Matthew Lajoie (Cursillistas), Eggbot, Kelly Nesbitt, Dave Gutter (Rustic Overtones), Alias, Christopher Teret, Justin Boss, and Sara Cox will all be playing Cash tunes. Johnny Fountain will be kicking off the show. And the Panda Bandits (Alicia & me + friends) will be making their live debut!

Come for the cake stay for the music. Tickets are $8 ($6 for SPACE members)

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