Willie & Waylon Jennings Tribute

Sat, Oct 23, 2021

Willie & Waylon Jennings Tribute


Cash, Willie, & Waylon Tribute


Johnny was on fire in 1968 and was willing to take risks to build his career. This is the period the Gray Sartin attempts to recreate. With the sincerest respect for Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three, Gray and the band performs both the classic hits and the modern hits. Sartin said, “when people are watching a play, the actors don’t remind the audience they’re seeing a play and not the real thing. I treat our show the same way. I don’t remind the audience we’re not the real thing. I want our audience to suspend disbelief for the show and allow themselves to be caught in the nostalgia of the moment. That’s why every show starts with, ‘hello, I’m Johnny Cash,’ and the show has grown every year since July 2011.”


Waylon became a superstar in the 1970s with the release of the Wanted album. He became a part of the famous outlaw movement that's still talked about today. During this decade, he had many of his number one hits and many of these hits were duets with Willie Nelson. Waylon had long hair and a beard and was far from the clean cut image of the traditional country artist of the era. This is the look and feel Gray portrays in his tribute to Waylon. Sartin said, "I want people to feel they're seeing a show from 1978, when Waylon and Willie were at their peak."


Willie like Waylon became a superstar during the 1970s. It was Willie that invited Waylon to come to Austin Texas to start performing, Willie was a great influence on Waylon. If it hadn't been for Willie asking Waylon to come to Texas, Waylon may not have ever embraced the new image they called outlaw. Willie and Waylon were great friends and performed together many times. Jeff Carr looks and sounds like Willie. People comment that Jeff's speaking voice even sound like Willie. Jeff said, "I want people to connect with the show and feel the energy that was created from this very special time.

Doors open at 6 PM and the performance starts at 9 PM. 21+