Rock Talk - Bill Locey

Q&A with Johnny Cash tribute band Mighty Cash Cats

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The Mighty Cash Cats are a tribute band to the late Johnny Cash.
IF YOU GO: Mighty Cash Cats, Silver Threads at Oak & Main, 419 E. Main St., Ventura, Saturday, March 9, 8:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Call 805-648-6862.

Bill Locey, Ojai Valley News Rock Talk columnist
If imitation is, in fact, the sincerest form of flattery, then that could explain all these ubiquitous tribute bands. While being dead isn’t half the dodge it used to be as past-tense rock stars continue to release new music, or the live ones either keep coming back, won’t go away, don’t come around often enough, or cost too much when they do, fans still want to hear that same old song. And all the time, too.

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