Parton With Cash

Lots of different festivals have been suggested to me, e.g. Abba, Neil Diamond, Rolling Stones, U2, Punk etc, etc, etc.

One of the ones that have been suggested most is a Johnnie Cash festival.

I did suggest a CashFest to the pubs a few years ago and they like the sound of that.

However, although I know he is very popular around here, I don’t really like him.

Dolly Parton

However, I do like Dolly Parton. She’s written some great songs.

When my sister Kate suggested I do a Johnnie Cash / Dolly Parton festival I said that I wouldn’t but would give advice and help with publicity if someone else wanted to do it.

She suggested the name Parton With Cash. I still said no, but I liked the title.

Good Publicity

I think that it is the title that has sold it to me – and the enthusiasm of other people who I told about the idea. It’s a title that could get us publicity.

So, it’s on then. I’ve already got enough pubs to put it on.

There shouldn’t be that much problem in getting someone who could play a Johnnie Cash set.

Dolly Parton

It’s the Dolly bit that’s the problem. I don’t think there can be many people who could do a 2 hour set of Dolly songs.

I’ve googled it and can’t really find anything that would be suitable.

However, perhaps someone could learn a half set of Dolly songs and could share a gig with someone who could do a half set of Cash.

Not for the Boys

Girls can sing Johnnie Cash but I think it would be much harder for guys to do Dolly Parton songs.

Anyway, it’s on and we’ll make it happen.

It will take place from Oct 24th to 26th. That’s the weekend before Halloween and the schools are off that week.

If you know anyone who can play Johnnie Cash or Dolly Parton get in touch.