Unity Music Festival celebrates Veterans Day with the world’s greatest Johnny Cash experience
Waxahachie — On Nov. 12, during Veteran’s Day Weekend, Unity Music Festival will present Terry Lee Goffee as Johnny Cash in character.
The show is a benefit for the Ellis County veterans. The benefit concert will be held at the Fine Arts Center, located on 1000 N. Hwy. 77 in Waxahachie.
Deemed the most authentic Johnny Cash impersonator in the world, Goffee’s tribute to Johnny Cash has taken him on tour across the US, Canada, Ireland, and the UK.
In 2009, he was selected to provide the moves for the Johnny Cash character in Guitar Hero 5.
Goffee’s portrayal has even earned the approval of Johnny Cash’s family and band members.
Tommy Cash said, “The show is great! My brother would be proud.”
Joanne Cash Yates exclaimed, “It’s a wonderful show. I would recommend it to anyone.
“He doesn’t impersonate my brother, he pays tribute with honor.”
After the passing of Johnny Cash, Cash’s bandmates requested Goffee to accompany them multiple times, and they have also written original music for Goffee as well.
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.”
The benefit concert is the brainchild of Unity Music Festival founder Jon Bolker and his friend Troy Amason, a longtime resident of Waxahachie.
Amason, a retired fire fighter, has many friends who are veterans, and Bolker’s father and daughter are veterans.
In their quest to find a concert venue, the two connected and became friends with Robert Bell and John Landrum, two Ellis County Veterans. Bolker and Amason said, “Our goal is to make this a yearly benefit concert for veterans.
“If it goes well this year, we’d love to add another benefit concert for the cancer community as well.”
Since its founding, the Unity Music Festival has raised over half a million dollars for people struggling with cancer.
As it enters its 18th year, Bolker’s vision is to create memorable concert events while raising funds for cancer-related charities and other important causes.
To learn more about the Unity Music Festival or purchase tickets, visit www.unitymusicfestival.org