While interning at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Reggie Gay gained new respect for the genre and fastidiously studies the great pickers of country music. Reggie nails the nuances of Johnny Cash's guitar players, Luther Perkins and Bob Wootton, and incorporates the Carl Perkins riffs that can be found on many Johnny Cash records.
Reggie's favorite Johnny Cash song to play: "Tennessee Flat Top Box."
Garner’s favorite Johnny Cash song performed by Reggie: "Hey Porter"
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"
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"