Cash Cover Night, This Saturday

Our friend Chase Abner helps us out by running these cover nights, it helps to spread the load a bit. So far we’ve done Bob Dylan and The Beatles and they’ve been a lot of fun. Chase wanted to say a few words about Johnny Cash, so here’s Chase:

You want to know what’s special about the next cover night at the Radon Lounge?

My favorite country artist is __________.
My favorite folk artist is ___________.
My favorite rock n roll artist is ___________.
My favorite singer/songwriter is ___________.
My favorite gospel singer is _____________.

You could put Johnny Cash’s name in any and all of those blanks and few people would bat an eye at you. He was a prolific musician and had more artistic integrity than most of the industry. In fact, in the 1980s, that purity won him disinterest from Columbia Records and most of the Nashville scene. But he kept going. He had to. And with the help of Rick Rubin, produced some of his finest work with the American Recordings.

johnny_cash_classic_photo_with_a_cigarStill, most of Cash’s recordings are country music. I wouldn’t argue against that. It’s a lot of acoustic and steel guitar, fiddles, and the “boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom” of the bass and a trap kit…. But something purer than genre comes through in the songs and people just connect with it.

It’s the honesty. It’s the grit. It’s the heart.
imagesJohnny Cash said it best himself:

“I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.”

There’s a little something there for everybody. And there will be a little something for everybody next Saturday at the Radon.


Check out more on our Johnny Cash Cover Night on facebook here. Hope to see you there.

November Show Announcement!

The Johnny Case Cover night is a week from now! We’re also excited to be hosting a super chill musical evening with touring musician folks Lauryn Peacock and Rusty Vining on November 8th. Local Radon vet David Lasley will be opening the show. We’ll talk more about this show later on, but just wanted to make sure you knew it was coming.

Nov2014showflierWe almost captured Beards, but they slipped away. We’ll be sure to get a bigger net next time.

Check out the Facebook event for more info.

This October, Cash Cover Night!

October 25th will be our next show, and it will be a cover night! These things are getting very popular as folks enjoy coming out and playing songs by their music heros. So far we have covered Bob Dylan and the Beatles. Cash seemed the obvious next step.

If you want to perform, be sure to sign up ASAP, as spots are filling up. Go on over to the facebook event page for more details.

The Cash Cover Night has a free cover. We also would really appreciate your donations as we’re hoping to do some sound and ambiance upgrades to the Radon over the next year, but don’t have the budget to do it.



Be sure to check out our schedule page to see the dates and lineups for the other upcoming shows!