David James and Big River: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
David James and Big River have been described as one of the most authentic current touring Johnny Cash tribute shows selling out shows in venues of all sizes across Canada and the US.
“Hello - I’m almost Johnny Cash” is how James starts his shows. How he holds his guitar, his voice and the way he talks to his audience, James gives his audience the feeling they have just seen the living legend in person. James and his band (Todd Sacerty on bass, Duncan Symonds on guitar and pedal steel, and Colin Stevenson on drums) create the look and sound of the Man in Black.
You will be treated to the extensive catalogue of songs, from classics like "Walk the Line", "Get Rhythm", and "Boy Named Sue", to newer hits like "Rusty Cage" and "Hurt". “It’s not only about the voice,” James said. “It’s about living and breathing the man – his posture, his mannerisms, his moves and his quirks. I want our audiences to go home feeling like they just observed the man himself.”
“James does his best to look the part – black is the primary colour from his hair down to his shoes – but it’s his uncanny vocal similarity to Cash that is most impressive. Even when he talks, James has the singer’s low rumble down pat.” Lisa Wilton (Calgary Sun)
The Man in Black might be gone, but David James and Big River are fulfilling the continuing demand for his music and keeping the memory of the legend alive in the hearts and minds of fans everywhere.