New Jersey Stage

Monday, August 8, 2011

Johnny Cash's Son Makes Rare Appearance In Asbury Park

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Suburban Roots Concert Series presents John Carter Cash, John Francis, and Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire Band at Tim McLoone's Supper Club (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park) on Thursday, August 11.  Doors are at 7pm, admission is $15.  Advance tickets are available at:​/jcc-show.htm

From the promoter:
"Folks, this is an extremely rare event.. JCC Hardly ever tours, and I'm happy to bring this exciting show to you!"  

JCC is a talented Musician, Grammy award winning producer, Author & Songwriter. Johnny & Junes "Flesh & Blood" and only child together. He will perform an acoustic set of his music along with some special surprises!

Opening the show will be Philly's own "John Francis" an esteemed songwriter and winner of many awards. His latest album was produced by none other than John Carter Cash!

After John and John's sets.. the crowd will be treated to a set of some fine Johnny Cash music by Jersey's own "Michael Patrick's RING of FIRE Band" !

This is a one of a kind show and on very short notice so please help us spread the word.

Doors at 7:00pm show starts at 8 and cover charge is only $15! Whatever you do, don't miss this.. we will be making history!

About John Carter Cash
John Carter Cash has been surrounded by music his whole life, writing songs and staying active in the creative process. He is the Grandchild of Maybelle Carter and the only son of John R Cash and June Carter Cash. He preserves the family legacy and is caretaker to the heritage of his musical ancestors.

Since 1993, John Carter has worked as a music producer. He produced his mother June Carter Cash's CD, Press On, which won a Grammy in 1999. After this he went on to work under Rick Rubin as Associate Producer on his father Johnny Cash's Grammy winning records American III: Solitary Man and American IV: The Man Comes Around, the latter receiving three CMA awards. He is also associate producer on American V: A Hundred Highways and what is to be the final work in the American Recordings series, American VI: Ain't No Grave.

All in all John Carter has been a producer on five "Grammy" award winning recording projects, one of which was his mother's release Wildwood Flower, which won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk album in 2003. His 2004 production Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family, received three Grammy nominations. John Carter is Co-Producer on the Marty Stuart CD, Badlands. "The Voice of the Spirit, the Gospel of the South" released in April of 2006 received great critical regard and acclaim. His credits include productions for Loretta Lynn, Josh Turner, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Joe Shaver, Elvis Costello, Wylie and the Wild West, The Peasall Sisters, George Jones, Mavis Staples, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, John Randal and Jessi Alexander, Norman and Nancy Blake, Tim O' Brien, Dave Matthews, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Earl and Randy Scruggs, Rosanne Cash, John Cowan, Rodney Crowell, Todd Snider, Vince Gill, Tony Rice, and John Prine among many others. He also is producer of the tribute CD to his mother titled "Anchored in Love", and is author of his mother's biography, also titled "Anchored in Love". His first children's book, entitled "Momma Loves Her Little Son" was released March 24, 2009, published by Simon and Schuster. Artist Marc Burckhardt provides the unique and beautiful illustrations. In early May of 2010 John Carter and Marc's second book in the series was released, this one titled "Daddy Loves His Little Girl". John Carter's third children's book, "The Cat in the Rhinestone Suit", illustrated by Scott Nash is slated for release spring of 2012.

John Carter Cash owns and operates the Cash Cabin Studio near Nashville, Tennessee. His production company is Cash Productions, LLC. He often performs and works in the studio with his wife Laura Cash, who is an accomplished fiddle player and vocalist.

About John Francis:
At 12, Francis started writing, recording, and performing. At 18, he enrolled as a Literature and World Religions major at Messiah College near Harrisburg, PA. There he immersed himself in the classics of poetry and prose, honing his craft as a songwriter. During these years, John played guitar on Sunday mornings in an African-American church in Harrisburg.

In vast periods of absence from academia, Francis traveled to Ireland where the musical traditions of his family homeland threw more fuel on his fire. He made his home on the road, where he still spends 3/4 of the year, collecting songs from Appalachia to American-Indian reservations...from the Dust Bowl to Mexico. While living in Philadelphia, Francis released the critically acclaimed "Strong Wine & Spirits". With the single "Heavy, Heavy Love", the record garnered extensive radio play in the North East. Drawing on the deep waters of Rock n roll, Folk, Country, and Gospel music, Francis conjures the spirits of his eloquent brand of songwriting. John performed upon invitation for the United Nations Summit to End Extreme Poverty, at the UN Building in New York City in 2007. Francis was honored by ASCAP as the recipient two national lyricist awards. The prestigious Sammy Cahn Lyricist Award, for his song "Love Came to Me Dressed in Red". (Previous winners include John Mayer and Josh Ritter.) And recently he received the Jay Gorney Award for Socially Conscious Lyrics (ASCAP) for his poignant song, "Who?" Francis has played in some of the most renowned listening rooms and theaters in the U.S., Ireland, UK, Switzerland, and Germany.

He has shared the stage with Ray Lamontagne, Jeff Tweedy, Amos Lee, M. Ward, Josh Ritter, Suzanne Vega, Rachael Yamagata, Rickie Lee Jones, Andrew Bird, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Juana Molina, Peggy Seeger, Tom
Paxton, and many others.

John Francis now makes his home in Music City... Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, he recorded his newest release 'the Better Angels' in the Cash Cabin Studio.

About Michael Patrick's "Ring of Fire" Band:

Just off a recent tour to MS performing with Marty Stuart and Joanne Cash Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire band helped make history on Nov 3, 2007 where they were part of the ceremony to help Pardon Johnny Cash for his Crime in 1965 of picking flowers (and Public Drunkenness) in Starkville, MS. It was a festival about redemption which spoke volumes about the kind of man Johnny Cash was and his contributions to the world. It was at this performance where Michael met members of Johnny's family and received the greatest compliment of all from Johnny's own daughter "Kathy Cash". She said she heard the band from her hotel window closed her eyes and could hear Dad!

Michael Patrick's "Ring of Fire" band stems from central NJ and is an offspring of the successful country-rock group entitled "The Suburban Hillbillies." While the original band continues to tour locally, its members have put together this special project. A tribute show to honor and pay homage to one of their musical icons - Mr. Johnny Cash!

In recent years the group and its members have shared the stage with Gary Allan, Marty Stuart, Jimmy Tittle, Marshall Tucker Band, Commander Cody, Bill Kirchen, David Allan Coe, and Hot Tuna.

Michael Patrick and his legendary band of "Suburban Hillbillies" have made a commitment to the revival of country, folk and roots music in their homeland of New Jersey.

About Suburban Roots Concert Series:                                                                                                                                    
Suburban Roots Concert Series' mission is to hold unique and intimate concerts in the New Jersey area, with a focus on national and local, up and coming artists in the Americana, Roots, Folk and Country genres!  We aim to bring in great talent that normally would not make Jersey a stop in their tour plans. Past and future performers include Two Man Gentleman Band, Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three, Chris Knight, Justin Townes Earle, John Eddie and NJ/NY/PA local stars Michael Patrick, Victory Gin, Wandering Bards, Sonny Kenn, Matt O'Ree and many more! Past and future events include The Annual Jersey Country Revival, Jam Away the Blues, Americana Rising and more!