Saloon-8-24-14-300“THANKS TO MICHAEL AND THE MIGHTY CASH CATS FOR CONVEYING THE MUSICAL SPIRIT OF JOHNNY CASH SO WONDERFULLY.” Robert Hilburn, LA Times Music Critic and Best Selling Author of “Johnny Cash: The Life”

Contact info: 805-218-2818 mjaysm2198@msn.com  Live Concert Video Medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImfUKa58ZTY



toad-435The Mighty Cash Cats perform an authentic recreation of a Johnny Cash Concert covering six decades of his career from his early Sun Records hits to his final Rick Ruben produced “American Recordings’ including fun Johnny Cash and June Carter duets.  The Mighty Cash Cats have toured from LA to Las Vegas,  Ireland to Israel performing their high energy show at Fairs, Festivals, Casinos, Theaters and Performing Arts Centers. Cave-gunpowder-375In addition to their Johnny Cash Tribute, the Mighty Cash Cats show can include a Tribute to “The Women of Country Music and Rock n Roll”  including hits by some of Country Music and Rock n Roll’s most famous female superstars such as  Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson, Patsy Cline,  Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Sheryl Crowe, Martina McBride, and many more.

Last year the band was featured on the hit German TV show, “RTL Punkt 12.” Mighty Cash Cats with the film crew of the German TV show, “RTL Punkt 12



LA Music Connection Magazine: “Michael J Smith leads the performance playing a black acoustic guitar. It is impossible not to be drawn to the bass texture of his voice–and his physical and aural resemblance to Johnny Cash is practically eerie. Letica Blumette steals the stage with her energy covering songs by June Carter plus Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson and Pat Benatar. The Mighty Cash Cats are purely live entertainment for a live audience!”  http://musicconnection.com/digital/

bigbearfog300In 2013, Mighty Cash Cats won the Los Angeles Examiner’s Phoenix Music award.” “The Phoenix award goes to  The Mighty Cash Cats. They are know for playing entertainingly solid sets of three hours or more. It’s called giving people their money’s worth, folks. Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney all know about this and so do The Mighty Cash Cats.” http://www.examiner.com/list/the-first-annual-phoenix-music-awards/the-phoenix-music-awards-special-categories-best-work-ethic

Folsom-400-coloredThe Mighty Cash Cats were proud to be a part of the star studded  Hollywood premier of the new Johnny Cash movie, My Father and the Man in Black at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, CA.  http://laemmle.com/blog/2013/8/my-father-and-the-man-in-black-q-and-a/

The Mighty Cash Cats show takes the audience on a musical journey from Johnny’s 1950’s Sun Studio Rockabilly tunes, to his hits of the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s that we all know and love, to his Rick Ruben produced “American Recordings” Grammy winners of the 1990’s and 2000’s including fun Johnny and June Carter duets.

“Michael J embodies Johnny Cash  and Leticia does a spot on June Carter.  If you are not a Cash fan before their Show, you will be after!” Los Angeles Weekly  

Fantastic Show! Jeff Shore, E! Entertainment TV

“Critically acclaimed for their expert preservation of Cash’s performance’s, The Mighty Cash Cats have awed audiences across the country.” San Diego Tribune

“If the audience closed their eyes during Michael J’s show they, no doubt, thought that the country-rockabilly crooner, Johnny Cash, had managed to find his way back to the terrestrial bandstand.” Jerusalem Post 

Live in Israel at the Jacobs Ladder Music Festival

“The Mighty Cash Cats is about as close as you can get to the real thing.” Salt Lake City Tribune                                                                                                                                                        Las Vegas

The Mighty Cash Cats’ Show ranges from Cash’s 1950’s Sun Studio recordings such as “Walk the Line”, Get Rhythm, and “Big River”; 1960’s tunes “Folsom Prison,” “Cocaine Blues,” and “Ring of Fire”; 1970’s hits like “Sunday Morning Coming Down,”  and “A Boy Named Sue”; Johnny and June duets “Jackson” “Long Legged Guitar Picking Man” and “If I were a Carpenter”;  “Tenessee Flattop Box,” the Cowboy song “Ghost Riders in the Sky”; Train song “Orange Blossom Special”; the rousing Spirituals; ’Daddy Sang Bass’ and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”; to his final “American Recordings” hit “Hurt.” MCC-Toole400Calendar:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thurs, April 10, 6 pm, Brand Library, 1601 Mountain St, Glendale, CA with Robert Hilburn, NY Times best selling author to discuss his new Johnny Cash Biography

Sun, April 27, 4 pm, Saloon BBQ Co, 456 E Main St, Ventura, CA

Sat, May 3, 3 pm, Free Outdoor Concert St Thomas Aquinas Church, 185 St. Thomas Drive, Ojai, CA

Sunday, May 4, Cold Springs Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA

Sat May 10, Private Party

Sat, May 17, El Rey Cantina, 2302 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA

Sun, May 26, 4 pm, Saloon BBQ Co, 456 E Main St, Ventura, CA

Monday, May 26, 4 pm, Wounded Warriors Project Benefit, Oxnard Moose Lodge,  1935 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA

Fri, June 13, 9 pm, VENTURA MUSIC WEEK SHOW @ Saloon BBQ Co, 456 E Main St, Ventura, CA

Sat June 14, Roadshow Revival Johnny Cash Festival, Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd. Ventura, CA

Sat, July 19, Saloon BBQ Co, 456 E Main St, Ventura, CA

Thursday, July 24, 6 pm, Pershing Square Concert Series, 532 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, July 28, Island Packers “JOHNNY CASH CRUISE” 1691 Spinnaker Dr #105B, Ventura, CA,(805) 642-1393, www.islandpackers.com

Sat, Aug 2, 1 PM Freedom Park, Camarillo, Benefit for ARC

Sat, Aug 2 , 5 pm, Montalvo Square Summer Concert Series, 708-1794 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA

Tues, Aug 5, North Clairemont Library, 6 PM, FREE Concert, 4616 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117

Sat,  Aug 9, 6 PM, Waterside, 3500 S Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 805-485-4677

Aug 24, Saloon BBQ Co, 456 E Main St, Ventura, CA

Sat, Sept 6, 3 PM, Ventura Harbor Village, “Rock on the Dock Concert”,  1583 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA  FREE

Sun, Sept 7, Bamboo Steakhouse, 4426 Central Ave, Camarillo, CA, 3 PM,  Benefit Concert for Cory Orozco of the Brain Faith Band to help his cancer battle.

Sunday, Sept 14, 3 PM, Watermark, 598 E Main St, Ventura, CA http://www.watermarkonmain.com/

Sat, Oct, 19, Concert, Leisure Village, Camarillo, CA

Oct 26, Concert, Burbank, CA


Sept 12 Amsterdam, Holland
Sept 19 Helmond, Holland More dates to follow

Sat March 6, Yuma, AZ Concert

March 13, 14, 15, 2015 St Patricks’s Festival, Glengariff, Ireland