WHAT TO EXPECT? Johnny Cash stuff… and a lot of it! It’s a celebration of Johnny Cash’s birthday and Mr. Shipley was The Man In Black’s lead guitarist on tour for 9 years. The celebration will be on what would have been Johnny Cash’s 81st birthday. Don’t expect all Cash covers though; Shipley is a revered guitar player (he was in-fact Johnny’s right hand man for years) and he is pretty good himself.
He fronts bands called Snake Oil, The Model Prisoners and M.U.L.E.. He also plays a few different instruments, including a killer mandolin, his mandolin version of “Little Wing” last time he visited The Cafe Acoustic was knock you on your ass impressive. Cafe Acoustic soundman Steve Grimes even called him one of the best guitar players to ever grace the stage at his venue, and he has had some really good ones there. Expect an alcohol fueled celebration; Shipley will raise his glass to the crowd and yell “holler and swaller…” at which point he commands the crowd to shout to the ceiling then down their drink.
WHERE IS IT? The Cafe Acoustic; 2605 Frederick Ave. St. Joseph, MO 64506
WHEN IS IT? Tuesday, February 26th, 2013; 9:30pm, 21+ FREE
WHY SHOULD I GO? It’s FREE of course! It’s the Cafe Acoustic so you know it is free and the sound will be great(be sure and tell Steve Grimes how it sounds). It’s on a Tuesday, this is great because the music scene usually takes Tuesday off in this town for the most part. There won’t be a ton of other stuff going on and it’ll help drown out those early in the week blues. Who doesn”t like Johnny Cash too? C’mon, Cash speaks a universal language that reaches you if you listen to Alan Jackson or Metallica or Brittany Spears. It will be a good time, you have been warned.