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Friday, April 19, 2024

12oct8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Man in Black - A Tribute to Johnny CashEvent Type Music8:00 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT-03:00) Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Avenue, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

Event Details

With his strikingly similar looks, baritone voice, and spot-on mannerisms, Shawn Barker’s uncanny resemblance to the original “Man in Black” revitalizes the true character and spirit of Mr. Cash himself for a truly one-of-a-kind show.

The show features Barker in character throughout the entire evening, walking the audience through each era of Cash’s life and music, including hits like “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Hurt” and “Ring of Fire,” complete with a full backing band.

Born and raised in a working-class suburb of St. Louis, Barker took a schoolboy love for singing in church with his family and turned it into a career. The path to his current success wasn’t a straight line from gospel choir to Johnny Cash tribute act. After serving his country in the Army, Barker returned home to Missouri, took a job as a carpenter, and spent all of his free time learning how to play the guitar. He developed strength and versatility in his voice by modelling his crooning on a cast of legends – Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, and Gene Vincent. His performances quickly turned from hobby to profession, but oddly enough, Barker’s first touring gigs were portraying Elvis, not Johnny Cash. Everything changed, however, when Barker was asked to audition for the part of Cash in a Hollywood production, as it became evident to the director and Barker himself that Johnny Cash was his true calling. From that point, there was no turning back.

Time

October 12, 2024 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT-03:00)

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