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Church of Cash brings classic country to Ironwood

 

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

JAY ERNEST, center, and HIT Idol winner Madison Stomberg sing the country duet "Jackson" Saturday at the Historic Ironwood Theatre during the Church of Cash's performance. Joining Ernest on stage as another member of the Johnny Cash tribute band was drummer George Marich.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - The Historic Ironwood Theatre could have been mistaken as playing host to the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night as the Church of Cash had the crowd clapping and singing along to some of their favorite Johnny Cash tunes.

Singer and group-founder Jay Ernest channeled the spirit of the Man in Black to delight the audience with a mix of Cash classics and lesser-known pieces.

Ernest was accompanied by Albert Perez on guitar, Tony Wirth on upright bass and George Marich on drums.

For Ernest, the chance to play Cash's music is not only an oppor...



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