Originally Published: May 23, 2014 6 a.m.
Robert Shaw, his voice and guitar and his Lonely Street Band are back to where they started in Prescott, performing Sunday, May 25, at the ElksTheatre and Performing Arts Center.
Shaw's production company had moved its tribute shows to another local venue some time back.
In a return engagement, Shaw and his band will present the same show that kicked off their performances at the Elks, "Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Cash."
"Man in Black" originated with audience demand, Shaw said. He and his ensemble would sing songs of Elvis, but when the movie "I Walk the Line" came out and was a hit, it sparked a resurgence of interest in Cash's music.
And, audiences started asking Shaw, "When are you going to do Johnny Cash," he said, so Lonely Street Productions put the show together in 2005.
Erin Helm will join the tribute show as a special guest, singing the melodies of June Cash.
The musicians willl perform Cash's most popular songs from his nearly 50-year career, beginning with the early days of "Folsom Prison" and "I Walk the Line," which Cash wrote, and on through the decades with "Ring of Fire," "A Boy Named Sue," and "Ghost Riders in the Sky."
The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22/$25 and are available at the Elks box office by calling 928-777-1370 or going online to www.prescottelkstheater.com. The box office will also be open to sell tickets one hour before show time.
"Returning to the Elks - where it all started - is a grand homecoming," Shaw said.