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Thursday, September 22, 2016

TOMMY CASH CONCERT IS OCT. 1

Tommy Cash
WELLSBORO—Tommy Cash and his band, the Cash Crew will open the Wellsboro Community Concert Association's 69th season Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.
In addition to Tommy on guitar, the Cash Crew includes: Rick Buck, lead guitar; Gary Swartz, rhythm; Billy Engel, bass; and Billy Matlack, drums.

A singer-songwriter Tommy has released more than 20 albums during his country music career. For his family oriented performance at Wellsboro, he will sing many songs from his albums, including his hits, such as "Rise and Shine," "That Certain One," "Thoughts on the Flag," "The Cowboy and the Lady,” "I Recall a Gypsy Woman" and his best known "Six White Horses," a tribute to John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. He will also perform a musical tribute to his older brother, the late Johnny Cash.

Born in Arkansas, Tommy was the youngest of seven children. He formed his first band in high school. Soon after graduating, Tommy enlisted in the Army and while serving in Germany in 1958, was a DJ for Armed Services Radio. After returning to civilian life in the 1960s, he played with Hank Williams, Jr., before striking out on his own with recording contracts, television appearances and touring the globe.

He has performed in Las Vegas, the Grand Ole Opry and theaters in Branson, Missouri. His voice has been heard commercially for many different clients from Pepsi and Burger King to General Motors.

Now in his mid 70s, Tommy continues to record music and is currently on tour across the United States and several different countries. This July and August, he was on stage in Canada and in September in Pennsylvania, Maine and New York. In October, in addition to his Wellsboro performance, he will be in Ohio, Indiana and will then travel to Norway to perform Oct. 19-24.

A quintessential worldwide performer, Tommy is not only known for his superb musical performances but also for engaging his audience with his witty and charming conversation.

A Wellsboro Community Concert Association season ticket for an adult is $70 or $11.67 to attend all six concerts and for a student, 13 and older, is $30 or $5 per show. Children 12 and under accompanying an adult with a season ticket will be admitted free.

The price at the door is $20 per show for adults and $5 for students and children. Information and subscription forms are available by visiting www.wellsborocca.org, stopping in at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro or by calling 570-724-6220.

1 comment :

Sheila and Spike Spicer said...

Great glad to hear this news hope we can come!