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Cash and Cline brought to life in Crofton

David James plays Johnny Cash Tuesday in Crofton. -
David James plays Johnny Cash Tuesday in Crofton.
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The authentic Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline have passed beyond the mortal eye and ear.

But the Crofton Hotel is offering the next best thing on Tuesday.

David James plays Cash and Bonnie Kilroe Cline as the hotel stages a two-for-one tribute act double bill of country legends

"(It's) a tribute to two great legends presented in one show. If you like Johnny Cash you will love David James tribute and Bonnie does a superb job of Patsy Cline," event promotional material states.

James is described on his website as one of world's leading tribute artists.

"David nails Johnny's mannerisms and voice down. In fact, he was honored to provide Cash's voice to the soon to be released movie My Father and the Man in Black, proving that he is the most authentic Johnny Cash Tribute artist in the business," the site states.

"He sings all of the great Cash songs you love, including, I Walk the Line, Solitary Man, Get Rhythm, Folsom Prison, Ring of Fire, and new songs like Hurt and Rusty Cage."

Kilroe, meanwhile has a whole stable of tribute personas in her repertoire, but she told the Comox Valley Record Cline remains her inspiration.

"Admittedly, the stable of impersonations in my one-woman show has grown over the past 14 years, meaning I haven’t done as many Patsy tributes as she I would like," she said. "I miss her, and am so happy to be back bringing her music to familiar and new ears."

The show runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the pub, 1534 Joan Ave in Crofton. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Call 250-360-6333

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