The Mighty Cash Cats pay tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter in new album.
The Ballad of Johnny and June by the band The Mighty Cash Cats is a blend of rock â€˜nâ€™ roll, blues, and country music songs. The album is dedicated to Johnny Cash and June Carter and in addition pays homage to Sun Records, Elvis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and The Tennessee Three.
The Mighty Cash Cats members include Michael J on lead guitar, vocals, and harmonica, Leticia Blumette on bass and vocals, and Oliver Thin on guitar and backup vocals.
The Mighty Cash Cats open the album with their adaptation of Johnny and June Cashâ€™s â€œLong-Legged Guitar Pickinâ€™ Man.â€ This track warmly welcomes the audience to the album in an upbeat country way and invites them to listen to the rest of the nine songs.
Another track on the album is â€œIf I Were a Carpenter.â€ For this song Michael J himself calls it an, â€œUpdate of the Tim Hardin tune with a Nashville feel.â€
A refreshing change happens in the song, â€œTennessee Flat Top Box,â€ when Leticia takes over the mic in an acoustic version. Rosanne Cash previously covered this song.
The final track is the bandâ€™s version of â€œRing of Fire.â€ The Mighty Cash Cats certainly could not have left off this song from the album because it is another fan favorite.
Overall, the new album is a perfect blend of country, rock â€˜nâ€™ roll, and blues to pay some of the greatest artists of all time a delightfulÂ homage.