June’s Got the Cash was formed by lead vocalist Jenna Miller in 2008. Ever since the movie “Walk the Line” debuted she had a vision. Her vision was a “show band” but not just ANY show band…. A tribute to Johnny and June.
Miller stated, “I had no experience in running a band, in fact I made a million mistakes. All I had to do was believe in myself and the rest would fall into place. All of my sweat and tears have been worth the ride. We have traveled the Midwest and just this past year became International as we toured Canada. Sold out theaters, headlining county fairs, casinos… we finally made a name for ourselves. It’s an honor to play the lovely, and talented June Carter Cash!” Back in 1999, Jenna made her musical debut with record label La Musique Populaire with producers Eric Haugen and Ryan Bassler. She released Sunscreen’s single “Love You More” onto their Century of Song album. Jenna’s huckleberry humor and sweet songbird voice really come to life when singing with onstage hubby (Gene Hartman).
Gene Hartman is The Man In Black. Gene is originally from Nashville, Tennessee now residing in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He not only loves the music of Cash but lives it. Gene takes pride in bringing Johnny Cash back to the main stage and puts passion into every song he sings. Gene has been in previous country bands prior to June’s Got the Cash and will amaze you with his razor sharp baritone voice. “Close your eyes and just listen. Gene will tell you a story, take your breath away, bring a tear to your eye and make you believe all in one song,” stated onstage wife (Jenna Miller). Gene participates in the song writing community and his influences include Waylon, Hank JR, and the outlaw movement. Gene loves the history, love, laughter, and magic the show brings to their audiences.
Thomas Swenson started playing music in clubs and at dances when he was 14 years old. At that time, he was the youngest member of the local musician’s union. He performed with rock bands throughout the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Thomas has always had a passion for song writing and instrumental music. Thomas has been running a project studio for the past 10 years working on music for films and television. He plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and mandolin. His musical influences include early rock and rockabilly artists, in particular, the Sun Records artist roster. Country and folk music, early instrumental rock music and the great jazz guitar players of the 50’s and 60’s. Thomas loves performing Cash/Carter music and strives to perform the sonically innovative lead guitar lines of the great Luther Perkins with authenticity and honor.
Steve Justman is a lifelong Chicago area resident and has been a musician since age 12 when he started guitar playing and singing folk music. By age 16 he was also adept at playing banjo and bass and has been involved professionally in many areas of Americana music spanning into six decades. As a teen he was highly influenced by the country music coming out of both Nashville and Bakersfield from artists such as Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Bobby Bare, Buck Owens, and Merle Haggard. From the late 70′s to mid 80′s Steve was the bassist in the Chicago area country-rock band Pony Express. Following that were projects in bluegrass on both banjo and bass. For the last 10 years Steve also performs solo around the Chicagoland area. Performing with June’s Got The Cash has been a great opportunity to do something he really loves, and that is to play bass in a band performing the country music he loves.
Zac Dawson is truly a drummer’s drummer. Zac went from a humble trailer court home in rural Indiana to gracing the top stages in Chicago to touring North America with punk rock legends, The Misfits. Never content with one style he has played reggae, funk, classic rock, blues, hip hop, metal, punk rock, and now country. If fact you would be hard pressed to find a style he did not touch over the course of his 22 years of bashing the skins. Zac has graced the stages at the South by Southwest music festival in Memphis, The Congress Theater in Chicago, and opened up on national tours for The Misfits and The Adicts, in addition to local gigs for Night Ranger, Train, and Leslie West from Mountain. Zac is now exploring a whole new sound in the country/rockabilly realm with Cash’s catalogue. In short, Zac provides the rock solid beat that drives the June’s Got the Cash train.
Gene Hartman: Johnny Cash
Jenna Miller: June Carter
Tom Swenson: Luther Perkins- Lead Guitar
Zac Dawson: W.S. Holland "Fluke"- Drums
Steve Justman: Marshall Grant- Bass
Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Dolly Parton, Brenda Lee, Carter Family
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 180 minutes
Nationally renowned Broadway Styled Tribute show JUNE'S GOT THE CASH pays tribute to the great Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. What started off as a simple tribute band has now blossomed into a traveling musical theater show. All shows are scripted with bits of comedy along with vintage costume changes, stage props and all of Johnny and June's favorite hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Performances include but are not limited to: outdoor festivals, concerts in the park, theaters, casinos, private parties for celebrities, fundraisers for our war heroes, weddings, church services, comedy clubs, corporate events, lounges etc.! June's Got the Cash is an actual SHOW BAND! There aren't many of these cats around :) They dress in old fashioned costumes, provide spontaneous comedy throughout the show, include scripted asides and rehearsed material to bring your audience back in time! Scripts are based around the movie WALK THE LINE and focus during the era of the Grand Ole Opry, Sun Studios & San Quentin! June's Got the Ca$h is a 5 member ensemble that delivers a beautiful program of hit songs we've all grown to love. Your audience will be singing along to popular hits like Jackson, It Ain't Me Babe, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, Cocaine Blues, Ring of Fire, Walk the Line and much more! June's Got the Ca$h relives the love story of a lifetime! Watch as America's Sweethearts perform the ultimate "Johnny & June" Show.
large scaled events should supply stage props or those of its equivalent: arched fence background, bales of hay, barn pub doors, cactus background, cornstalk prop, country fence prop
-1 PA sound system with mains and monitors
-4 stage microphones w/ stands, 1 backstage microphone w/ stand for scripting segment
-4 piece drum kit w/ crash, ride, high hat cymbals, throne and drum rug
-1, 20 to 35 watt tube guitar amp (Fender Deluxe Reverb, Vibroverb amp or its equivalent for lead guitar)
-1, 60 to 100 watt acoustic guitar amp (Fender Acoustitronic or equivalent)
-1, 300 watt bass amp (Ampeg or equivalent)
On Stage Props provided by: PURCHASER
- An American Flag on a pole stand (typical size 3' by 5') is required on stage in full view of the audience throughout the show. (Fact: Mr. Johnny Cash required an American Flag on stage at every show and so does June's Got the Cash)
The PURCHASER will provide the ARTIST with directions to the engagement and a routing map of the event's headquarters. (This is extremely important for festivals, outdoor venues and theater shows. Loading information, musician entrance and parking information needs to be known to avoid any delay)
Jackson - Johnny Cash/ June Carter Cash
It Ain't Me Babe - Johnny Cash/ June Carter Cash
Long Legged Guitar Pickin Man - Johnny Cash/ June Carter Cash
If I Were A Carpenter - Johnny Cash/ June Carter Cash
Times A Wastin - Johnny Cash/ June Carter Cash
Help Me Make it Through the Night - Johnny Cash/ June Carter Cash
I Got a Women - Johnny Cash
Oh What a Good Thing We Had - Johnny Cash/ June Carter Cash
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash
A Boy named Sue - Johnny Cash
Cry Cry Cry - Johnny Cash
Hurt - Johnny Cash
Big River - Johnny Cash
Cocaine Blues - Johnny Cash
JukeBox Blues - June Carter Cash
Tennessee Flat Top Box- June Carter Cash
When the Man Comes around - Johnny Cash
Wildwood Flower - June Carter Cash
Daddy Sang Bass - Johnny Cash/ June Carter Cash
I Won't Back Down - June Carter Cash
Rusty Cage - Johnny Cash
Personal Jesus - Johnny Cash
I've Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash
Hey Porter - Johnny Cash
Long Black Veil - Johnny Cash
One Piece at a Time - Johnny Cash
Ghost Riders in the Sky - Johnny Cash
Tall Lover Man - June Carter Cash
Home of the Blues - June Carter Cash
The Pine Tree - Johnny Cash/ June Carter Cash
If I had a Hammer - Johnny Cash/ June Carter Cash
The Color of Love - Johnny Cash/ June Carter Cash
Mr. Cash- June Carter Cash
06-08-2014 — PRIVATE ANNIVERSARY PARTY
03-15-2014 — Ohnward FIne Arts Center, Maquoketa, IA
02-09-2014 — PRIVATE CORPORATE EVENT
02-07-2014 — Concert Series Show sponsored by Gateway Arts Council- Sidney, OH
Past Booked Dates:
10-26-2013 — Sandwich Opera House- Sandwich, IL
10-02-2013 — PRIVATE CORPORATE EVENT
10-01-2013 — PRIVATE CORPORATE EVENT
09-21-2013 — PRIVATE CORPORATE EVENT
08-24-2013 — Richys Restaurant and Lounge- Schiller PK, IL
08-03-2013 — Ohio State Fair
07-27-2013 — Legendary Waters Resort and Casino- Red Cliff, WI
07-16-2013 — Wheaton Public Library- Wheaton, IL
07-13-2013 — Nappanee Second Saturday’s On Amish Acres- Nappanee, IN
07-05-2013 — Starlight TheatreWallace Bowl Summer Series Concert- Wilmette, IL
07-03-2013 — Grundy County Fair (HEADLINING) Morris, IL
06-22-2013 — Richy's Rest. & Lounge- Schiller Pk, IL
04-27-2013 — Donnie B’s Comedy Club - Route 66 Hotel
04-20-2013 — Richy's Restauant & Lounge- Schiller Park, IL.
03-07-2013 — Crown Plaza Union Station Grand Ballroom- Indianapolis, IN
02-10-2013 — Daddy Real’s The Place – A Dinner Theater Show
02-09-2013 — Daddy Real’s The Place – A Dinner Theater Show
01-05-2013 — Richie’s Restaurant & Sports Lounge
09-09-2012 — Homer Glen, IL
07-08-2012 — Indianapolis, IN
06-17-2012 — Valparaiso, IN.
05-20-2012 — Double Header Theater Show, Waseca, MN
05-20-2012 — Double Header Theater Show, Waseca, MN
05-19-2012 — Theater Show for Waseca, MN.
04-21-2012 — Wounded Soldiers Fundraiser- Glendale Heights, IL
04-07-2012 — Private Birthday Party
01-28-2012 — Royal Theatre Versailles, MO
01-21-2012 — Abruzzi's Restaurant and Lounge- Rosemont, IL.
12-09-2011 — Drury Lane Theatre, Oak Brook, IL.
11-26-2011 — Abruzzi's Restaurant and Lounge- Rosemont, IL.
10-22-2011 — Foundations Performance Theater- Lyons, IL.
09-24-2011 — Timber Lodge Resort- Mount Carroll, IL
07-30-2011 — Cliffhangers in Lowell, IN
07-29-2011 — Walnut Speak Easy- Elgin, IL
07-23-2011 — Main Street Orion Park Festival in Orion, IL
07-16-2011 — VFW Event- Back for another tour! Minnesota!!!
07-13-2011 — Festival in Westchester, IL
07-04-2011 — US Naval Base 4th of July Festival- Grayslake, IL.
06-18-2011 — Abruzzi's Restaurant and Lounge- Rosemont, IL.
06-04-2011 — Duke's Kitchen and Tap- Crystal Lake, IL
05-15-2011 — Private Wedding Reception- Fort Wayne, IN.
05-07-2011 — Abruzzi's Restaurant and Lounge- Rosemont, IL.
04-16-2011 — Park City Theatre in Hayward WI
04-02-2011 — Walnut Speak Easy
03-19-2011 — Abruzzi's Restaurant and Lounge- Rosemont, IL.
03-19-2011 — Finnigans Irish Pub in Plainfield, IL
03-05-2011 — Dukes Country Saloon- Kenosha, WI
02-19-2011 — Walnut Speak Easy
02-18-2011 — Phil McKrackens Bar in Oak Lawn, IL
02-12-2011 — Peggy McKannies in Arlington Hts
02-11-2011 — Friendship Presbyterian Church- Singing Classic Love Songs
02-05-2011 — Abruzzi's Restaurant and Lounge- Rosemont, IL.
01-13-2011 — WYMDEMERE SENIOR LIVING CAMPUS- Wheaton, IL.
01-08-2011 — Mango's on Main- performing for 85' Bears Player Steven McMichael!!
01-07-2011 — The Walbut SpeakEasy- Roaring 20's show
01-02-2011 — Racine Theatre (post NYE show)- Racine, WI.
12-31-2010 — Racine Theatre (NYE show)- Racine, WI.
12-19-2010 — Skokie Theatre- Skokie, IL.
12-18-2010 — Rugans Wine Bar (Acoustic Show)- Antioch, IL.
12-11-2010 — Lowell Indiana Tour
11-20-2010 — Rugans Wine Bar (Acoustic Show)- Antioch, IL.
11-20-2010 — Watseka Theatre, Watseka, IL.
10-30-2010 — Rugans Wine Bar (Acoustic Show)- Antioch, IL.
09-26-2010 — Eli's Cheesecake Fall Festival- Chicago, IL.
09-12-2010 — Skokie Theatre- Skokie, IL.
08-21-2010 — Abruzzi's Restaurant and Lounge- Rosemont, IL.
07-31-2010 — Private Wedding Reception
07-25-2010 — Tads on the Rock (Riverfront Deck) Loves Park, IL.
07-23-2010 — Birds Nest (Wrigleyville)- Chicago, IL.
07-17-2010 — Lake Summerset Festival- Lake Summerset, IL.
07-08-2010 — KC's Cabin- Spring Grove, IL.
06-19-2010 — The Horseshoe Texas BBQ- Chicago, IL.
06-05-2010 — River Grove Festival @ Club Amore
05-22-2010 — Hawthorne's Backyard and Grill- West Chicago, IL.
05-08-2010 — Abruzzi's Restaurant and Lounge- Rosemont, IL.
04-30-2010 — Beverly Art Center- Chicago, IL.
04-16-2010 — Club Amore- River Grove, IL.
04-10-2010 — Abruzzi's Restaurant and Lounge- Rosemont, IL.
CDs For Sale
June's Got the Cash Demo CD- Available on Demand
2008: 6 gigs
2009: 30 gigs
2010: 40 gigs
2011: 46 gigs
2012: 29 gigs
2013: 41 gigs (so far)
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