Thursday, 14 June 2012

The Johnnies performing "Jackson" on Key News' TV Hill Patio to promote The Johnny Cash Music Festival at the Ventura Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 16.

Key TV News story with Cindy Cash talking about the Festival and The Johnnys performing with tribute band "Cash the line"

The Johnnys in Ventura, CA

Hi Johnnys fans! We've made it to California!!! Even our bags and guitars have finally arrived after a 2 day delay...

Yesterday we had lunch with Cindy at a local Mexican restaurant. She was really nice and talked alot about her dad..she was really sweet and open with us.

In front of the festival mobile billboard...

Outside a local opshop

Us with Ross

...check out this story from CBS LA we are mentioned in:

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Johnny Cash's daughter gives The Johnnys the big thumbs up!

As if an invitation to play at the prestigious US Johnny Cash Music Festival wasn’t enough -  the band has had a fantastic response from Johnny’s daughter to lead singer Suzi Fray’s tribute song ‘Cinnamon Hill’.

The Nelson based Johnnys are off to the Johnny Cash Festival in Ventura California in June and have been communicating with Cindy Cash, who said of Suzi’s song:  “I have stopped my world tonight to listen to 'Cinnamon Hill' by Suzi Fray. WOW! I was mesmerized. I cried as I heard my dad saying the same words that Suzi sang.” 

Inspired by Cash’s autobiography, Frays ‘Cinnamon Hill’ tells the story of Cash’s home in Jamaica and the sanctuary it provided from the hard road of touring.

Fray uses some of Cash’s words in the lyrics and says she is absolutely ‘blown away’ that her song rings true for Cindy.

“That’s what I was trying to achieve  - I was just so moved when reading his story that I wanted to communicate Johnny’s feelings in a very real and candid way, in a human way not as star.”

Cindy also said that she loves the song and the band: “I am completely taken aback by the voices and the words of this song. I couldn't be happier or more proud to welcome this band to our festival. One thing I know dad would say, 'An all girl band singing my songs. I want to hear this!' Oh, how he did love the girls!”

The Johnnys will be playing ‘Cinnamon Hill’ Live for the first time at The Johnny Cash Music Festival on June 16 as a personal tribute to the Man in Black.

The Johhnys are raising money to get to the festival and are selling gigs ‘Cash  Up Front’ and holding fundraising concerts including  one at The Boathouse on Friday 25 May, with the second at The Playhouse in Mapua on Saturday 9 June.


Friday, 13 April 2012

NEWSFLASH! The Johnnys off to play The Johnny Cash Music Festival 2012!

BIG NEWS!...BIG OPPORTUNITY..But we need your help..
Here's the run down..
The Johnnys are 'The World's First and Only All Girl, All Johnny Cash Band'..and we have just been invited to play The 4th Johnny Cash Music Festival in Ventura, California on June 16...The infamous Queen of Rock and Roll, Wanda Jackson is this year's headline act! The festival is presented by Ross Emery Entertainment and Cindy Cash, one of Johnny Cash's daughters.
The annual festival is a fundraiser for The Coalition to End Family Violence and Food Share..Ventura's food we are donating our performance.
To accept this amazing invitiation and gain some international exposure we need to fund the trip ourselves.
So as well as doing what we can under our own steam with fundraising shows we are selling CDs and looking for donations and sponsorship to help create the funds.
Click here for more info on how to support The Johnnys.
We need to create approx. $12,000.

Please CLICK HERE to order a Johnnys CD for $20, to pledge a donation or to book your exclusive 'Cash Up Front' private concert and help The Johnnys get to Ventura, California, to play The Johnny Cash Music Festival 2012!
Make a donation of $50 or more and you'll instantly go into the draw to WIN a Johnnys Concert at your place!
Yay you and a huge Cheers from The Johnnys!

See the link below to learn more about the Johnny Cash Music Festival

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Another weekend on the Wild West Coast with The Johnnys

Fresh and fired up after a gunslinging Wild Foods Festival..The Johnnys are Back! Live and Dangerous at Buckshead Tavern in Taylorville, (just outa Greymouth) this Friday 23 March and 'Walking the Line' at The Town House in Westport on Sat nite..saddle up cowboys for one hell of a ride..with a Tennesse Cowboy themed menu and essential cowboy attire! Yee Haa..Johnny! See ya there! xxx.
PS.The Johnnys new self titled CD will be exclusively available for sale to all those attending.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The Johnnys CD Release!

We have just finished our first recording. 'The Johnnys' is a Self titled 6 song EP and will be available from Fri 9 March....More to come. xxx

Sunday, 26 February 2012

A Wonderful Night had by all at The Freehouse last night!

It was such a great night at The Freehouse last night, a yurt full of wonderful people fully present and enjoying the music of Johnny of those gigs we will never forget, laughter, singing and clapping to the music, just AWESOME! So thanks to all of you who came and shared your fun and energy! And a huge Happy Birthday to 'The Man in Black'..Bless him and his wonderful music, may it live on forever. Peace, Love and Johnny Cash! xxx

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Johnnys celebrate Johnnys Cash's Birthday this weekend in Nelson!

This weekend we're celebrating JC's B'day..He would have been 80 on Sun Feb 26..Bless...
The Johnnys, Live at The Wakefield Hotel 7pm Fri 24 Feb and The Freehouse, Nelson City on Saturday 25 Feb, Tickets $10 on the door..8.30pm, Be there early, Limited Tickets. Peace, Love and Johnny Cash my friends xx

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Johhnys Live Waitangi Weekend 2012

Returning to Franks in Greymouth, Fri 3 Feb, 8.30pm, $10 on the door.
Sat 4 Feb, Baby G's in Nelson, Free Entry.
See you there!