Tuesday Sep 08 2009
Rhythm Riders channel Johnny Cash on Saturday
By: Staff report
Performance raises funds for seven local charities
Seven local charities will benefit Saturday from a fundraising concert when The Rhythm Riders bring their Johnny Cash tribute show to the Folsom Community Center. W.S. Holland, Johnny Cash's drummer for more than 30 years, has played with The Rhythm Riders and calls them "a world-class act and one of the best Johnny Cash tribute bands in America." The event will raise money for seven local charities including Mercey Springs Foundation, LifeSTEPS, Nursing Home Nannies, Wellspring Women's Center, A Touch of Understanding, The Light For Seniors, Inc. and Challenging Their Destiny/Dreambuilder. The concert takes place Saturday, Sept. 12, which is the anniversary of Johnny Cash's death. "The man was an American treasure." said Johnny Price, lead singer for The Rhythm Riders. "Johnny Cash spent his whole life looking out for those less fortunate. We're carrying on that tradition." Along with the Cash tribute show, The Rhythm Riders will also be performing their Patsy Cline tribute. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show reception starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available online at merceysprings.org, at Handley's Western Wear in Folsom, and at Encore Music in Auburn. For more information visit rhythmridersmusic.com or merceysprings.org.