The Man in Black is back

Frontman with Cash Returns, JP McCauley has hailed the reaction of audiences to their new San Quentin Show.
Widely regarded as one of the best Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute acts on the live circuit, Cash Returns conceived of their new show to mark the 50th anniversary of Cash’s legendary ‘At San Quentin’ album.

Having last performed for Strabane audiences at the Alley Theatre in December last year, Cash Returns will be back on the local stage later this month, Saturday, December 14.

Since the last Alley gig JP, the band and Karen Martin as June Carter, have taken the country by storm with their high energy shows. There was also a ‘Best Tribute  Band gong at the Hot Country TV Awards.


“We tailored our set list to a similar one he had, introducing some new songs that were featured on that album,” JP said this week. “It’s also the first time ever Cash performed ‘A Boy Named Sue’.

“This theatre tour has been absolutely brilliant, it has been a lot of fun and been our best ever attendance-wise throughout, with most venues selling out – which is truly humbling seven years on.

“It has been playing from Donegal to Wexford and from Westport to Dublin to slap bang in the midlands at Tullamore and everywhere in between.”

This weekend Cash Returns will recreate that unmistakable sound to transport audiences back to 1969 when Cash and Carter reigned supreme and blew away the inmates of San Quentin Penitentiary – along with the rest of the world – with one of the most famous and now iconic live musical performances.

Experience for yourself the authentic sound audiences heard that evening and Listen to ‘A Boy Names Sue,’ Folsom Prison Blues’, I Walk The Line’, San Quentin and many more Cash hits.
JP continued, “I’m really looking forward to finishing up the theatre tour in my hometown at the Alley on December 14, it’s always an amazing night there with unreal home support. It’s always a great crowd and we’re sure to see a few familiar faces in the crowd which is great – and sometimes not so much when they’re trying to heckle!”

• Cash Returns takes to the Alley stage on Saturday December 14 from 8pm. A limited number of tickets are available. Contact the Alley box office on 028 7138 4444 or log onto


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