The "International" Johnny Cash Experience, featuring Terry Lee Goffee covers the 50 year career of an American music legend. With his six foot two inch burly frame, sturdy jaw, icy stare and rich baritone voice, Goffee takes on the persona of the Man in Black in a performance that incorporates the guitar slinging body movements that were a Johnny Cash trademark. This is the show that has gained fans all across the U S, Canada, Ireland and Britain. Goffee's portrayal of the larger than life Johnny Cash will have you believing that you're watching the Man in Black himself. Now in it's 20th year,"Train of Love" featuring Terry Lee Goffee is the Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute Show.
What to Expect
This is a high energy, upbeat show that highlights not only the hits that Johnny Cash produced over a 50 year career but also songs that dealt with tough social issues and the struggle of the common man. The show also contains dialogue told in a first person form that covers Johnny's personal life as well as the history of many of the songs. The show runs chronologically starting with the early Sun Records era, continuing with the Columbia era and finishing with his career resurgence of the 1990's. Songs include "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "A Boy named Sue", "Sunday Morning Comin' Down", "Ballad of Ira Hayes" and more.
TERRY LEE GOFEE
THE "INTERNATIONAL" JOHNNY CASH EXPERIENCE
In the spring of 1955 Johnny Cash walked into the legendary Sun Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The music world was never the same.
Not long afterward, I put my first Johnny Cash record on a turntable and my world was never the same.
I have been a fan of Johnny Cash since I was about 8 years old. He and Elvis were my first two musical influences. I always felt Johnny's music got better over the years. 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 honor 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, we took the “Train of Love” tribute to Nashville for two performances. Cash’s brother and sister attended the show and were very complimentary afterward.
Tommy Cash stated, "My Brother would be proud".
Joanne Cash Yates commented,
"It's a wonderful show, I would recommend it to anyone" and “you don’t impersonate my brother, you pay tribute to him with honor”
His brother and sister enjoying the show was a great boost to our confidence. We came away from Nashville thinking we must be doing something right.
“Train of Love” sprang from my appreciation and love, not only for the music of Johnny Cash, but for the man himself. A champion of the underdog, a voice for those who often have none, an "outlaw" before it became fashionable.
If you come away from this presentation with a better understanding of who Johnny Cash is, I will have succeeded in my vision for this endeavor.
Enjoy the Ride - Terry Lee Goffee
Chosen by Guitar Hero to perform the motion capture for the Johnny Cash avatar in Guitar Hero Five released September 2009.
Chosen by The Tribune Interactive to portray Johnny Cash in commercials being aired in Harrisburg PA, San Diego CA, Sacramento CA, and New York City for Fox TV Stations May 2010.
Has Toured Ireland and England several times.
Additional Booking Notes
varies/contact for details
TRAIN OF LOVE
CRY, CRY, CRY
I STILL MISS SOMEONE
GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE
FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISIN’
I WALK THE LINE
DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY
TENNESSEE FLAT TOP BOX
RING OF FIRE
A BOY NAMED SUE
25 MINUTES TO GO
BALLAD OF IRA HAYES
LUTHER PLAYED THE BOOGIE
LONG BLACK VEIL
I’VE BEEN EVERYWHERE
WRECK OF THE OLD 97
ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
ONE PIECE AT A TIME
ROCK ISLAND LINE
SUNDAY MORNING COMIN’ DOWN
SO DOGGONE LONESOME
MAN IN BLACK
MAN IN BLACK IS GONE
|Terry Lee Goffee||Lead Vocals and Rythm Guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, Dylan, among others
varies/contact for details