Terry Lee Goffee returns to Ireland for another spin as ‘The Man in Black’ after a sellout tour in 2016. He will take to the stage with his band in Westport Town Hall Theatre on Friday, March 2.
Terry Lee Goffee from Tennessee has been a fan of Johnny Cash since he was eight years old. “I always felt Johnny’s music got better over the years,” says Terry. “Cash’s songs addressed a lot of issues common to a lot of people, whether it was sensitive social issues or just some slice of life the average person could relate to.
“Having firsthand knowledge of others who were doing tributes and, wanting to honour my musical hero, I decided to start performing ‘Train of Love: A Tribute to Johnny Cash’.
“I wanted to make my show a little different and unique by portraying Johnny Cash in the first person, rather than just standing there singing the songs. Like an actor in a play, I literally become my character, in this case Johnny Cash, from the moment I walk onstage until the end of the show.”
Among the 34 songs included in the tribute are such Cash classics as: ‘A Boy Named Sue’, ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’, ‘I Walk The Line’, ‘Ring Of Fire’, ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ and ‘Hurt’.
In June 2003, Terry took the ‘Train of Love’ tribute to Nashville to sellout performances. This tribute extended all over America. During his sellout tour of the US, he performed on stage with Johnny Cash’s siblings Joanne and Tommy, who have both hailed the show as a ‘tribute of pride and honour’ to their brother.
For tickets, visit www.westporttheatre.com or call 098 28459.