Contest: Big River in Concert

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Johnny Cash lovers, listen up! Big River, a tribute to Johnny Cash, is coming to Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Friday, August 5th! We have heard that Big River does Johnny Cash better than Johnny Cash!!

This band is North America’s favourite Johnny Cash tribute band and they perform all of the hits spanning five decades of Johnny’s career. David James, who plays Johnny Cash, nails Johnny’s mannerisms and voice perfectly.

I had the chance to speak with David James and I could feel his excitement about the show over the phone. A musician who grew up in Alberta, David was re-inspired to pursue his music after a few sour life circumstances. He watched the movie Walk The Line and noticed several parallels between he and Johnny’s lives. It was at that point that David discovered he could sing just like Johnny Cash.

“A lot of folks think this is going to be a boring, slow show,” David says,” But when we start jumping on speakers and taking the wireless mic for a walk, then they get excited.” It sounds like a high energy performance, with a crew of carefully selected talents to make up this tribute band.

Johnny Cash once said, “You know, performance is communicating. You’ve got to communicate. You’ve got a song you’re singing from your gut; you want that audience to feel it in their gut.” Big River continues to entertain with the same principles, singing all of the Cash songs you know and love including; “I Walk The Line”, “Solitary Man”, “Get Rhythm”, “Folsom Prison”, “Ring of Fire” and more.

Tickets are available online at or at the Centre Box Office (604.391.7469).

We have two pairs of tickets to give away to some lucky readers! Please leave a note below to be entered to win. Winners will be contacted August 1, 2011.


Contributor: Kristi Ferguson

Fraser Valley Pulse is the Fraser Valley's Neighbourhood Lifestyle Guide.

7 Responses to “Contest: Big River in Concert”

  1. Gord Berti says:

    I always wish I had a chance to see Johnny Cash live, but never did unfortunately so would love to see a tribute performance. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. The Chilliwack cultural centre is a really nice venue.

  2. Kelly says:

    How I LOVE that man’s music. What a great date night…. You guys are AWESOME with your contests…..

  3. Koreen says:

    One of the few musicians that hubby AND I both like! Would be a great date to go see Big River’s tribute!

  4. Cheryl Tall says:

    They sound good. I’m sure they put on a fantastic show.

  5. Marie says:

    Would LOVE to see this group.

  6. “I hear that train a’coming”…..Orange Blossom Special. Love it! Everytime I hear that song, takes me back to my childhood and listening to The Man In Black on my LP. Johnny Cash!! yeah!

  7. Doreen Denham says:

    My very special friend will be celebrating a milestone birthday on the 12 of August and to be able to see Big River in Concert would make his birthday even more special!!! He always enjoys the sound of Johnny Cash…even to this day….What an early gift that would be!!!!!

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