Mighty Cash Cats In Concert

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Grammy Museum Presents…

Mighty Cash Cats In Concert

Friday, July 12, 2013
(In Conjunction with Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles’ Premiere Of “My Father and the Man in Black”)
(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) – In conjunction with the 2013 Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles premiere of “My Father and the Man in Black,” the Grammy Museum presents top Johnny Cash with June Carter tribute band Mighty Cash Cats in concert, Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m. The Grammy Museum is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles (at L.A. Live). $12. Info: (213) 785-6800 or online at www.grammymuseum.org

“My Father and the Man in Black,” released in 2012, is the untold story of late country music icon Johnny Cash and the famously troubled relationship he had with his manager, Saul Holiff, as told through the eyes of Holiff’s son, Jonathan.
Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, now in its fifth year, takes place from July 10-July 18 at various high-profile venues including AT&T Center Theater, Downtown Independent Theater, Clive Davis Theater, Grammy Museum and more.


Based in live music hotspot Ventura, Calif., the Mighty Cash Cats were one of the first bands in the United States to pay tribute to Johnny Cash with June Carter. Their critically-acclaimed show covers the Man in Black’s career from his earliest Sun Record hits to his final Rick Rubin-produced American Recordings and includes fun Johnny Cash and June Carter duets.

What The Media Is Saying About: Mighty Cash Cats
“The Mighty Cash Cats are an internationally-renowned group whose show does not disappoint. They hit the stage on time, maintaining a sense of fun, professionalism, and a genuine love of music in general. They are a well-rehearsed unit truly worthy of any audience’s attention.”
L.A. Music Examiner

“The Mighty Cash Cats is as close as you can get to the real thing.”
Salt Lake City Tribune

“Michael J Smith leads the performance playing a black acoustic guitar. It is impossible not to be drawn to the bass texture of his voice-and his physical and aural resemblance to Johnny Cash is practically eerie.”
Music Connection

“Michael Jay embodies the music and spirit of Johnny Cash…”
L.A. Weekly


Where have The Mighty Cash Cats been recently? As one of Johnny Cash’s big hits exclaimed, “They’ve been everywhere, Man.” Northern California, Southern California, Las Vegas, Utah, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Ireland, Israel, and Europe, plus an appearance on top-rated German TV Reality show, “RTL Punkt 12.”

Mighty Cash Cats cover six-plus decades of the music of “The Man In Black, ” from his early hits in the 1950’s to Cash’s final Rick Rubin-produced song “Hurt” on “American Recordings” in 2003 and include fun Johnny Cash and June Carter duets that audiences all know and love. The band has toured extensively in the U.S. and overseas in Israel, Europe and Ireland, in venues ranging from theaters and performing arts centers to concerts in the park, malls, and casinos. Mighty Cash Cats have recently shared the stage with American music icons Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard.
Watch a live in-concert version of Mighty Cash Cats performing “Jackson,” by Johnny Cash and June Carter.