Carter, Cash tribute show

Mark and Joanne Caligiuri as Johnny Cash and June Carter. (Damjan Janevski) 232210_01

Goya Dmytryshchak

Western suburbs’ husband and wife duo Mark and Joanne Caligiuri will pay tribute to country music’s most famous couple, Johnny Cash and June Carter, in a Mother’s Day show.

Mr Caligiuri said their Get Rhythm show would feature hits from the ’50s and ’60s, including Ring of Fire, Jackson and Folsom Prison Blues.

He takes on Cash’s persona for a convincing performance.

“I think the most realistic way to capture that character is to take on his persona, as an actor would, because that way it becomes three dimensional as opposed to just mimicking him,” he said.

“It’s more like, let’s become him, let’s be Johnny Cash.

“I love the fact that he’s so sincere as an artist.

“He’s an awesome storyteller and he’s got the courage to say it the way it is.

“Our intention as artists is to bring people up, to take them on a journey and make some excitement.”

Ms Caligiuri said the show would be extra special as last year’s coronavirus restrictions prevented many from celebrating Mother’s Day.

“Everyone is just really keen to get back and working again as musicians and entertainers,” she said.

“It’s very important because music is very therapeutic, it makes people happy. For us, it’s important to keep that rolling.”

Get Rhythm – A Tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter is on Sunday, May 9, from 2-4.30pm, at Skyways Hotel in Airport West.

Bookings essential: 9338 1300