Event details

Event details

Western Wednesday #65: The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash w/ Mark Adams
Wed Apr | 17 2024 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$15 advance / $20 day of show

About This Event

Western Wednesday #65 is coming in hot! We've The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash with special guest Mark Adams! 

Wednesday, April 17th
Doors: 7pm / Two-step Lesson: 7:30pm / Show: 8:00pm
$15 in advance / $20 day of the show

Described by Rolling Stone as "pure Americana heart and soul", The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are the voice and vision of songwriter Mark Stuart. Since forming the band in 1995, he's performed with most every major artist in the Country and Americana music community. 

Stuart was personally given permission to use the band's name by Johnny Cash himself and was also honored by the Man in Black with an invitation to record songs at Cash's own home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Two other iconic music legends, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, were also early believers who were instrumental in helping Stuart get his start.

With the release of their critically acclaimed debut CD "Walk Alone" in 1999, the Bastard Sons quickly proved they were no novelty act. With strong songwriting and great musicianship, the Sons' quickly jumped to the forefront of the growing Alternative Country Music scene. No stranger to the road, their constant touring and hard work have built the band a loyal grassroots following both in the States and overseas.

Mark Adams is a musician, farmer and winemaker from California’s Central Coast. He helms Ledge Vineyards, an acclaimed winery in Paso Robles where his folk/rock/ Americana band is based. His music has aired on SiriusXM, network television and an array of terrestrial radio stations. His recordings enjoy regular airplay on Central California’s NPR station, KCBX out of San Luis Obispo.

Adams was previously based in Los Angeles where he worked at Sony Pictures as a sound editor (Arrested Development) and fronted the country rock band Rancho Deluxe, whose recordings included collaborations with Jaydee Maness (Beck, The Byrds) and Don Heffington (Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams) among others. Shortly thereafter Adams planted a vineyard in his home town, the now burgeoning wine region of Paso Robles. This Central California location is a hotbed for live music, and his band performs at a wide variety of venues throughout the year.

Prior to California Bound, Adams and producer Tim Bluhm released “Loaded with Lefty: A Tribute to Lefty Frizzell“ and in turn Adams Produced Bluhm’s “Hag Heaven: A Tribute to Merle Haggard” on the Blue Rose Music label.


Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.