THE BAND

THE BAND

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Denny Colleret

LEAD GUITAR

Denny Colleret learned to play guitar as a kid by picking-up the needle on Johnny Cash records. When he met Johnny Cash at the screening of the country star’s film, “The Gospel Road” in 1973, Denny could already nail Luther Perkins’ signature guitar sound and style. Audiences are amazed by Denny’s uncannily accurate guitar work on stage.

 

Denny’s favorite Johnny Cash song to play: "Sunday Morning Coming Down"

 

Garner’s favorite Johnny Cash song performed by Denny: "A Boy Named Sue"

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Chris Akin

BASS

Chris Akin’s music career started by singing youth choir at church and playing trombone and baritone horn in school band. After picking up guitar as a teenager, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in music composition from California State University, East Bay. Chris masterfully recreates the unique style of Marshall Grant, Cash's original bass player.

Chris's favorite Johnny Cash song to play: "I've Been Everywhere"

Garner’s favorite Johnny Cash song performed by Chris: "Folsom Prison Blues"

 

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Nick Auriemmo

DRUMS

Nick Auriemmo, a native of Long Island, New York, made his way to the west coast thanks to music. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Fredonia College in New York, he earned a Master’s Degree at Northern Illinois University. Nick expertly captures the energy and distinctive style of Cash’s only drummer, W.S. Holland, in every live show.


Nick’s favorite Johnny Cash song to play: "Cocaine Blues"


Garner’s favorite Johnny Cash song performed by Nick: "Kate"