A Cash Country Christmas

Posted Tuesday, December 1st


A Cash Country Christmas Sells Out

Holiday Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash Featuring James Garner
Pleasanton, Calif. – James Garner and his long-time backing band The Tennessee Three return by popular demand to Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center for their holiday tribute to the musical legacy of Johnny Cash. “A Cash Country Christmas” plays the Firehouse Theater on Sunday, December 20, at 2:00 p.m.  As with each of their previous Firehouse engagements, this show has sold out.

Garner will again recreate Johnny Cash’s unique and memorable sound and style in a show of beloved signature classics like Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line and A Boy Named Sue, as well as seasonal favorites from Cash’s numerous Christmas albums from 1963 through 1991.  The show has sold out each season at the Firehouse Arts Center as part of the hugely popular Cabaret Series at the Firehouse, which is presented by the award-winning Bay Area group Esses Productions.

Steven Shore of Esses Productions notes that James Garner “is not a Johnny Cash ‘impersonator’.  He is very much his own performer with his own talent and his own presence.  Garner also happens to be a huge Johnny Cash fan, and his tribute show is a classy and authentic production honoring the music of the legendary ‘Man in Black’.”

It is with strong conviction and stunning accuracy that Garner and his band perform Cash’s music, combining it with historical accounts and personal anecdotes about one of America’s most beloved singing storytellers.

This special Christmas production will again feature Garner’s band, the Tennessee Three, who faithfully recreate those iconic recordings and Cash’s unique style and boom-chicka-boom arrangements.  A fun, toe-tapping concert experience for all ages to be remembered long after the holidays.

Show and ticket information available at www.firehousearts.org , by phone at (925) 931-4848, or in person at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.

The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts.  The center is comprised of the 227-seat Firehouse Theater, the 2000 square foot Harrington Gallery, classrooms and rehearsal space, the grand atrium lobby, and the famous interior glass bridge.  With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue which opened in 2010, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town.  The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton.  Media:  Jane Onojafe, jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.gov, or 925-931-4855